This week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service. Highlights include break and enter at an oil field site, drugs, theft, dangerous drivers and other serious matters.
Alleged domestic assault
Police attended a rural residence where a domestic assault had allegedly occurred. The adult male is very well known to police and was recently released from jail on conditions to abide by in the community. The accused has been charged with assault.
Illegal drugs targeted
Police continue to target illegal drugs in the community. This week, a 24-year old-man, a resident of Rimbey, was arrested and charged after being found in possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and marihuana. Officers will continue to pursue those involved in illegal drug activity in our detachment area and will utilize all possible resources to do so.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife and RCMP officers have been out routinely checking lakes in the area. Due to the early heavy snowfall and ranging temperatures in Central Alberta, many of the lakes are unsafe for travelling on. The ice is very unstable and it is recommended that you do not venture out onto any water body at this time.
Oil lease broken into
Another oil lease site was broken into this week northwest of Rimbey near Range Road 43. Culprit(s) smashed the window to the building on site and stole computer equipment and tools.
DARE program coming
Cst. Larissa Shadforth will again be teaching DARE at Bluffton and Rimbey Elementary School starting in February. The new 10 week DARE program is called “keeping it real”. DARE’s vision is “a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”
Crime Watch’s annual meeting
Rimbey and District Rural Crime Watch’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Rimbey Drop In Centre on February 12th. Tickets for the dinner are on sale now at the detachment. Following the wonderful home cooked meal will be a presentation that everyone will enjoy.
Big Band Valentine Gala
Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit is hosting its second annual “Big Band Valentine Gala” on February 8th at the Community Center. There will be an amazing meal, dance, live and silent auctions and prizes for the best dressed and more! For ticket information, please call (403) 843-8494 (day) and (403) 783-1218 (evening). Tickets are also available at Stationery, Stories and Sounds.
Const. Halvorson to transfer
Constable Luke Halvorson is transferring to K Division Major Crimes Unit. Luke and his family will be dearly missed by not only those who served with him but by the many people they touched in the community these last few years. Best of luck to Luke, Amanda and family.
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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