Long weekend busy for RCMP


  • Aug. 9, 2011 12:00 p.m.

In the last week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 61 calls for service.

Highlights of the very busy week include a serious assault, impaired driving, a missing person, break and enters, theft and an arrest on a Canada-wide warrant.

Paroled murderer arrested for assault

The long weekend provided police with many calls for service throughout the detachment area. During the hectic weekend officers responded to several complaints in the Bluffton area. In one case, a 56-year-old man on parole for murder was arrested for assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats to kill. The accused man was taken directly to the remand centre and charged accordingly.

In another case, a residence was broken into during the day. Police have a suspect in this case and are following up with the investigation and charges are pending. In this case the victim and the suspect are known to one another.

Drunk drivers arrested

Rimbey Mounties patrolling the streets and highways on the long weekend arrested another impaired driver passing through our community. The 25-yearold man from Crossfield was arrested and charged with impaired driving and his vehicle impounded. In a separate incident, police were called to a collision at approximately 3 a.m. and the female suspect, a woman operating a vehicle on a roadway, lost control and hit the ditch causing damage to her truck. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this case as well. There were no serious injuries in this case.

Yin and yang of burglaries

Sometime late Monday night, Aug. 1, someone stole a large quantity of diesel fuel from a work site on Secondary Highway 611. Police are investigating this matter and no charges have been laid at this time.

After a lengthy investigation, officers in Rimbey have solved a theft of equipment on Secondary Highway 611 from a farm site that occurred several months ago. The investigation led officers to a suspect residing in the Evansburg area. Officers tracked him down and he is charged with numerous offences and will be in Rimbey court on Oct. 7 to face the charges.

Teen arrested on warrant

A 17-year-old boy from Rimbey was arrested on a Canada-wide warrant for breaching his conditions set by the courts. He was taken directly to the Youth Corrections Centre in Edmonton.

Still investigating mailbox thefts

Your local members are still pursuing the bandits responsible for the rash of mailbox vandalism that have recently occurred in the Homeglen area. Police are using all means possible to put an end to this senseless destruction of property.


Police also located a missing woman and investigated several theft complaints for which potential suspects are being interviewed.

Trailer tragedy averted

A local man got a huge surprise this week when he was crossing a bridge deck and his trailer in tow came off the hitch. The driver has 12 trailers, all of the same make and model that take two-inch balls. He had just purchased this new trailer and assumed it was the same. Evidently the manufacturer had made this one with a 25/16-inch ball and this is why the trailer popped off when he hit the bump. Fortunately, there was no damage other than the fingernails left in the steering wheel.

The moral of this story is to know the size of your balls.

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 or #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.