Cops follow lead to woman driver with over twice legal blood alcohol content

Beware of online classified scams

In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 41 calls for service. These calls include but are not limited to: four reports of theft; one report of uttering threats and one report of harassment, and two false (entry) alarms, and two misuse of 911.

On July 28th, thanks to concerned citizens, police were alerted to a possible female impaired driver at a campground on the West side of Gull lake. Upon attending the campground, this female, who lives in the area was located while driving a vehicle, and quickly arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Samples of her breath showed that she had a alcohol-blood concentration over double the legal limit. A records check showed that she had previous convictions for impaired driving which was suspected initially

Her own words, regarding the incident were “this is not my first rodeo.”

Reports of online classified scams continue, and many have become victims of sophisticated scams, and unfortunately, many also have become victims of unsophisticated scams where what should be obvious warning signs are ignored or missed. Some basic online purchase safety tips are:

• Do not tell the seller how you will be paying, if it’s not necessary. If you will be paying with a large quantity of cash, it is an excellent opportunity for a robbery.

• Obtain a bill of sale and verify the seller’s identity through photo ID. Make this clear early as it may deter those selling stolen property.

• Check the serial number on CPIC to determine if it is stolen.

• Keep copies of posting, the posting ID number, the seller’s contact information, and all communications.

• Deal locally in person and face to face.

• Unless absolutely necessary, do not electronically transfer deposits.

• Trust your own intuition. If something seems suspicious, walk away from it.

If you have information on this or any other crime, contact your local RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at www.P3tips.com, or you can download the P3 Tips app for Android or Apple on your smart phone. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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