Copper wire item of choice for thieves

This past week the Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 46 calls for service including various noise complaints, collisions and

  • Jul. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

This past week the Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 46 calls for service including various noise complaints, collisions and domestic disputes.

Copper wire attractive to thieves

Several more lease sites in the counties have had supplies stolen from them. Copper wire is the item of choice for most of the thieves. The price of scrap metal — especially copper — on the world market is increasing, making stealing wire much more lucrative. The RCMP asks if you see suspicious activity around lease sites to please obtain as much detail of the suspect(s) and their vehicles as you can safely do and report it immediately.

Thieves casing neighbourhoods

A light blue Crown Victoria has been seen recently skulking around yards in the Centerview area. At one location the occupants attempted to steal a pressure washer. If you have any information or see this vehicle in your area please let the RCMP know. A 2007 Black and Silver Polaris quad was stolen from in town this past week. Please ensure that all ATVs are locked up, inside if possible.

Two separate fires

The RCMP assisted the fire department with two separate fires this past week. Lightning struck a stack of hay causing the whole stack to burn up. In another incident a Volkswagen started on fire in someone’s yard, The cause is believed to have been mechanical.

Domestic disputes

So far July has been a busy one for domestic disputes, In the first four days of July, RCMP were called to four domestic disputes. A 20-year-old Rimbey man and a 48-year-old Ponoka County man have been charged with assault stemming from separate incidents. The Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit, was able to assist and offer their services in all four incidents.

Fireworks need permit — even on Canada Day

Citizens of the area showed their patriotism this past Canada Day, with numerous private fireworks shows being displayed all over the detachment area. Sadly the vast majority of them were illegal, although no fines were issued, several warnings were given.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or 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.