The Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to a number of calls for service this week. Highlights of the week include frauds, missing persons, motor vehicle collisions, a break and enter to a business and other serious matters.
Sometime between Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 2 unknown culprit(s) broke into a business located on the east side of Rimbey. The criminal(s) forced open a door and entered the business where the subsequently damaged property and stole a small amount of cash. Mounties are investigating the crime with the assistance of the RCMP forensic experts who also attended the scene. Police are currently following up on clues and any leads at this time as the investigation continues.
Missing persons found
Police investigated two missing person complaints. In each case, the person being sought by police was located safe and sound.
Offenders breach court orders
Police continue to monitor offenders of the law who have been let out of jail by a Judge to reside in the community with specific conditions to abide by instead of serving out a sentence behind bars. Despite being given a second, third or even fourth chance, many folks just don’t live up to their promises to the court to follow the rules in place upon their release. This week, your local detachment members are batting 1000! In each case, where an offender was blessed by a surprise visit at home by the police they were found to be breaching their court orders and went straight back to jail.
COP meet with RCMP
Officers met with the Gull Lake North Citizens on Patrol (COP) and discussed unsolved crimes and current crime trends in their area. This amazing group of volunteers venture out at all hours of the day and night, throughout the year, patrolling their neighbourhood to assist police in their community. COP has played an intricate role with police helping to reduce crime and promote healthy, safe neighbourhoods. If you wish to know more about how you could become a COP member, please contact Adele at (403) 843-4990.
A senior officer patrolling the west country observed a broken top wire on a four strand barbed wire fence along the roadway. A deer had snapped it while crossing the road nowhere near the well posted deer crossing sign located over a mile away. The caring officer did not want the horses in the field to seize this opportunity of freedom so he walked cautiously on the crusted snow in the ditch and grabbed the two loose wires to twist them together. Just as the Mountie was about to live up to his dream of becoming a real farmer, the snow gave way and the officer fell up to his shoulders in the snow. Thankfully, he held onto the two wires tight enough to use them to pull himself up out of the abyss. When the officer struggled back to his feet he realized he had drawn quite an audience. There is a real good chance that one or more of the horses is named after a swear word because they came running as hard as they could go when they heard all the commotion.
If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:
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