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:

PHONE: 1-800-222-8477

#8477 on Telus Mobility

*8477 on Rogers AT&T

Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.

Just Posted

Rimbey’s Hell on Hooves a bucking good time

Bull Riders Canada’s tour stop in Rimbey was held at the Rimbey Agriplex on March 23.

Rimbey Jr/Sr High teacher nominated for award

Kolt Bell is Wolf Creek Public Schools’ nominee for the 2019 Edwin Parr Award

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

UPDATED: Boys and Girls Club looking for new home in Rimbey

The organization has lost their dedicated space at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre

Rimbey RCMP ask people to watch for ‘funny money’

RCMP says local businesses have received counterfeit currency in recent transactions

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Social media comments continue to dog ranks of United Conservative candidates

Eva Kiryakos was running in Calgary-South East in the April 16 vote

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

The Viking Sky was headed for southern Norway when it had engine problems on Saturday afternoon

Apple announces its long-awaited streaming TV service

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline

Trudeau delivers campaign-style speech while introducing candidate Taggart

The Order of British Columbia recipient said she wants to be the people’s voice in Ottawa

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway; one injured

The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call on Saturday afternoon

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Most Read