Man with loaded rifle in vehicle arrested

Rimbey RCMP had another active week investigating more than 45 files.

  • Oct. 30, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Rimbey RCMP had another active week investigating more than 45 files. Highlights of the week included suicidal people, uttering threats to kill, sexual assault, criminal harassment, impaired driving, drugs and other criminal matters.

Locked, loaded and ready to fire

Mounties solved more crime last week on the heels of recent arrests. A 40-year-old resident of the Rimbey area seemed really surprised that you cannot drive around town with a loaded rifle in your vehicle. The man was stopped for a traffic offence and had the loaded weapon on the seat. The firearm had a bullet in the chamber ready to fire. The man was charged with firearms offences and the gun was seized.

Vehicles seized

Four citizens, most of whom are well known to police, were charged for operating a motor vehicle without valid insurance. Fines totalled more than $12,000 and vehicles were seized in each case.

Can you smell that?

A 44-year-old Rimbey man was charged with production of marijuana after police attended his residence on an unrelated matter and noticed the “wacky tobbacky” plants growing in the house. The amateur horticulturist was charged with having the illegal plants and they were seized as evidence. He was also later charged with threatening to kill a neighbor. The accused will appear in Rimbey court Dec. 7.

More wire thefts

More copper wire thefts occurred in the Rimbey area. The first was on the night of Oct. 18 near Township Road 442 where a lease site was hit by midnight shoppers who stole grounding wire from the scene of the crime. The second occurred on Oct. 20 near Secondary Highway 761 where thieves stole copper wire. Police are actively investigating these crimes and are diligently pursuing all leads at this time.

Waaay over the legal limit

Another impaired driver was arrested in the evening on Oct. 23. The drunk driver’s child was as a passenger in the vehicle when stopped by police. The man provided two samples of his breath that even blew away the investigators. Both samples were well over three times the legal limit. Thankfully, the officer stopped the driver before a collision occurred.

Mounties rounding up traffickers

Your RCMP detachment is working hard to keep illegal drugs out of the community and is currently pursuing all leads and tips relating to drug trafficking. Officers are currently seeking another individual suspected of dealing drugs in our town and expect to have them in custody by the time the week is over.

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.

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