Rimbey RCMP responded to 46 calls for service. The majority of calls last week were for theft, assault, domestics, sudden deaths and impaired driving complaints.
Mystery of the Vanishing Wheelchair solved
Police recently responded to a baffling call where a gentleman reported his walker had been stolen from his vehicle on Main Street. It was later found that the walker had blown out of the back of the truck on his way to town and was found in the ditch along the highway. A big sigh of relief on this case. It was sad to think that someone would actually steal a walker.
Cold Lake drunk driver on ice
Late Friday night, May 11, another impaired driver was arrested in Rimbey after the accused was observed driving on the wrong side of the roadway on the way to the bar. Officers arrested the 29-year-old man, a resident of Cold Lake, before he could consume any more wobbly pops and put more lives in danger. His Pontiac Grand Prix was impounded and the drunk driver was charged accordingly.
Fuel truck leaks diesel
On May 13 at approximately 10 a.m., police and fire responded to a hazardous fuel spill near Iola Road. A fuel truck had a tank rupture while transporting diesel. No one was injured in this case.
Later that night police responded to a 911 call and arrested a 30-year-old man for uttering threats to kill his spouse. Alcohol was a factor in this case.
Drug use leads to arrests
On May 14 at approximately 10 a.m., officers quickly responded to a 911 call at a residence on Lockhart Road where a 23-year-old man was arrested for breaching several court orders and was found in possession of illegal drugs when taken into custody. The accused remains in jail awaiting court in Rimbey in June.
Later that same evening, officers conducting rural patrols stopped a vehicle on Centerview Road and found three 16-year-old youths, all residents of Rimbey, in the vehicle high on marijuana. What drew the officers’ attention was the fact they were driving all over the road. Impaired driving can be by alcohol or drug. Neither is tolerated.
Mounties aim to keep the roadways safe for everyone. If you witness an impaired driver at any time, please call 911. An impaired driver is an emergency.
Drinking while driving earns fine
Police also found a man driving erratically on Highway 53 near Crestomere during the middle of the day May 15. When police stopped the farmer from the Medicine Lake area, he was found to have a half full bottle of beer from the full case sitting beside him. Apparently he couldn’t wait to get home to get right into it. He is now wishing he had. That is the most expensive beer he ever had and didn’t even get to finish it.
Guard dog on duty
Police responded to an alarm May 17 at a residence in Rimbey. When police peeked through the window of the home they were met eye-to-eye by an enormous dog frothing at the mouth and gnashing its teeth. Officers quickly left the area knowing that if someone did break into the house there wouldn’t be anything left of them to take to jail anyway.
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.