Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 40 calls for service over the course of the week. The majority of calls were for uttering threats, domestic disputes, theft, assault, mischief and impaired driving complaints.
Beacon helps Mounties find their man
On June 14 officers quickly responded to the west country for a 911 call relating to a man who activated a satellite emergency beacon several times from a remote location along the North Saskatchewan River. The man was located safe and sound by Mounties who blazed a trail to his location. Fortunately, the GPS used to locate the man also helped the same “rescuers” get back to the main road by back tracking through the bush. Amazing how Sgt. Preston did it back in the “olden days” without GPS…
Charges laid in domestic disputes
On June 15, in the late evening hours, police responded to a domestic dispute where an intoxicated female allegedly assaulted her common-law spouse. Firearms were seized as a result of the investigation and the 22-year-old woman was arrested and charged with several criminal offences. Earlier in the day officers responded to a separate residence in Rimbey where a man and woman were involved in an altercation that had turned physical. In this case, a 45-year-old man, a resident of Rimbey, has been charged with assault and other criminal offences. In total, there were five domestic disputes reported last week. In most cases, alcohol was a factor.
A local man reported his tractor stolen sometime in the last few weeks. The victim did not report it missing earlier as he thought someone had borrowed it. Apparently, someone did — without the intent of ever bringing it back. Police are trying to locate the red and black colored Mahindra tractor that had a rototiller and 36-inch bucket attached.
Another copper wire theft
On June 20 another copper wire theft was reported to the detachment. The theft occurred sometime during the week at an oil lease site located north of Highway 53 off Secondary Highway 771.
Dog owner charged after neighbour bitten
Police concluded an investigation into a matter involving a dog bite that resulted in charges under the Dangerous Dog Act. The victim was bitten on the leg by a neighbor’s dog while he was fixing a fence on his private property in the rural area west of Bluffton. The man suffered extensive injuries as a result of the attack.
Drunk drivers arrested
Two more impaired drivers were picked up this week. Fortunately, police caught them before they hurt themselves or others on the roadway.
COP vigilant at Gull Lake
Residents of Gull Lake have seen a greater presence of police at various times of the day and night. Police have increased patrols in the lake area to accommodate the increase in population over the summer months. If you are interested in being actively involved and are keenly interested in promoting a safe community, you could join the Gull Lake North Citizens on Patrol (COP). This excellent organization is dedicated to helping police when they cannot be there by doing patrols at various times in the community.
If you would like more information on how to join or when the next monthly meeting is being held, please call the detachment at (403) 843-2224.
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.