Man bites Mountie in arrest altercation

In the last week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 55 calls for service.

  • Jul. 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

In the last week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 55 calls for service. Highlights include apprehending mental health patients, domestic disputes, theft and other criminal matters.

On July 19, officers responded to a call at a campground in Rimbey where it was reported an intoxicated man was brandishing a large knife in a threatening manner. When police arrived on scene they located the man and a struggle ensued. The 30-year-old man, a resident of Calgary, was arrested and treated for minor non-life-threatening injuries. During the arrest, the man bit one of the officers, who was later treated at the hospital for the wound and is now back to work.

Victim Services Unit can help

Mounties responded to several domestic disputes where alcohol was a factor in the altercations between loved ones. If you or a family member need assistance, please call the Rimbey Victim Services Unit before it becomes a crisis at (403) 843-8494. There is help available in our community.

Ensure you are insured

Several folks have been caught lately trying to avoid paying for insurance for their motor vehicles. In Alberta, first-time offenders receive a minimum of a $2,875 fine and/or jail. The fine doubles and triples for subsequent offences. If the large fine is not enough of a deterrent, there are also a tow bill and storage fees to consider. In any event, please ensure your vehicle has the proper insurance coverage and current registration.

Buffalo hunt

Last week’s western theme continued as officers were dispatched to a residence east of town to assist a damsel and her horse in distress. When a farmer went to see why her horse was agitated and freaking out she was surprised to see a buffalo wandering around in her yard. Police immediately responded but were unable to find the “ghost” from the past. Several other sightings have been called in regarding the large beast but to date he has yet to be rounded up.

If you have any information regarding this 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.