Charges pending from bar fight

Rimbey RCMP responded to 42 calls for service. Complaints ranged from mental health issues to neighborhood disputes and domestic violence.

  • Mar. 5, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to 42 calls for service. Complaints ranged from mental health issues to neighborhood disputes and domestic violence.

In the early morning hours of Feb. 2, officers responded to a report of a donnybrook at a local watering hole. Evidently, oilfield workers had an argument in the bar and felt the only way to resolve it was to resort to fisticuffs. The subsequent fight resulted in the loser being knocked unconscious. EMS transported the injured man to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing into this matter and charges are pending.

Doesn’t take stay away as an answer

Mounties are investigating a criminal harassment complaint after a man allegedly paid unwanted attention to his ex-girlfriend by showing up at her house unannounced after being repeatedly advised not to. This man has been convicted of criminal harassment and other serious criminal offences against this ex-girlfriend, resulting in jail time over the last few years. Charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.

Driving by the light of the silvery moon

In the evening hours of Feb. 27, a 46-year-old Bluffton woman, left a local bar in her vehicle after consuming several wobbly pops. Alert officers on patrol felt the need to stop and check her sobriety as she was driving home without her headlights lit, strictly relying on the moonlight and the stars above. The driver failed a breathalyzer test, her license was suspended and her vehicle was impounded under the authority of the new legislation aimed at making Alberta’s roads safer.

That’s not neighbourly

RCMP responded to several calls regarding an ongoing neighborhood dispute. A resident of Rimbey is facing a number of charges in connection the bad relations he has with his neighbors. He is well known by police and faces countless criminal charges relating to his behavior.

If it’s too good to be true…

Citizens are still falling prey to fraudsters from all parts of the world. If you are considering buying or investing in anything off the internet, please do your research and ask for references. Remember, if a deal sounds too good to be true —it likely is. The odds of buying a new Mercedes Benz valued at $63,000 for $9,000 are pretty low. Especially if the seller requests you wire him the money to Morocco.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.

Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work. Do your part and call now.