Fraud and thefts reported to Rimbey RCMP

Stolen truck reported from campground

This week, Rimbey RCMP Detachment responded to 40 calls for service. These files include but are not limited to, two theft files, two fraud related offences, 10 driving related calls for service, and two cases of mischief.

On May 15, a fraud was reported where an e-transfer was sent that the account holder did not authorize, when the account holder became aware they quickly went to their bank. With the cooperation of the financial institution this occurrence is still under investigation.

On May 17, Rimbey RCMP received a report of a stolen trailer from a rental yard in Rimbey. The trailer is described as a 2012 34’ black gooseneck trailer with a 10’ dovetail. The trailer has not been located.

On May 20, a truck was reported stolen from the Medicine Lake campground. The keys were in the vehicle at the time it was taken. The truck has not been located as of yet, it is a white 2012 Ford F250 with gold/beige Punisher skull decals on both side of the rear fenders. This was the only vehicle reported stolen to the Rimbey RCMP this week.

RCMP Received an anonymous complaint from a motorist that had witnessed a young female on a moped traveling on Highway 53 in the centre of the driving lane going approximately 30 km, and were concerned for her safety. RCMP called and spoke with her guardian and discussed regulations and safety concerns.

This May long weekend, in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Lacombe County Peace Officers, Rimbey RCMP conducted check stops in the Rimbey area and neighbouring detachment areas. In our area approximately 200 vehicles were checked resulting in many violation tickets being issued and in one case, a vehicle was found with no valid registration or insurance which resulted in an automatic court appearance for the driver and the vehicle being towed.

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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