Man with outstanding warrant serving jail time

Last week Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 35 calls for service.

  • Jun. 5, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Last week Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 35 calls for service, including reports of sexual assaults, traffic collisions, mischief and execution of arrest warrants.

Drivers arrested on old warrants

Let this serve as a warning to anyone with outstanding warrants: Rimbey RCMP pulled over a vehicle for speeding and found the 37-year-old driver, a Rimbey resident, had an eight-year-old warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and transported to the Red Deer Remand Centre where he was required to serve 45 days in jail.

A 30-year-old resident of Rimbey was arrested after he was pulled over and issued a 24-hour driving suspension when officer noted that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver in this case also had a warrant for his arrest and he too was subsequently hauled off to the clink.

If police catch up to you and you have a warrant, you will be arrested and could spend significant time in jail, which can be very inconvenient for your job and your family. RCMP are available if you care to make arrangements to turn yourself in.

Another person hit by pellets

There have been two more reported incidents of a person with a pellet gun misbehaving around town. The back window of a vehicle was again shot out. In another incident a man was walking down the street in broad daylight and believes he was hit in the face with a BB or a pellet shot from a pellet gun. The investigation into these events is ongoing. If you have any information about these crimes please contact the Rimbey detachment.

Tires slashed

Other incidents of vandalism include a tire being slashed on an unattended parked vehicle and a vehicle stunting in a field in town crashing into a fence of a local business and then driving off.

Driver charged with drug possession

A vehicle was pulled over as the driver was not wearing his seat belt. Upon further investigation the driver, a 36-year-old resident of Bluffton, was found to be in possession of a quantity of marihuana and is now facing charges.

There are boating laws

As it is getting warmer, more boaters will be out and about. Just like on the road, there are laws to be followed on the water. Drinking and boating and towing a person without a spotter is against the law and criminal charges will be laid. Boating regulations make it mandatory to have a pleasure craft operators card, having enough lifejackets for everyone on board, having a manual propelling device (oars), and a bailing bucket in the boat. For more information on boating please visit

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.

Just Posted

Saskatchewan cowboy wins Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’

Lakdell celebrates a decade of Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’

Way to go Bentley

Bentley Canucks Atom D hockey team win gold

PHOTO: Gold Rush at NAPA Autoparts

Customers at Napa Autoparts feasted on beed-on-a-bun

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Witnesses: Boko Haram returns Nigerian kidnapped schoolgirls

Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago.

Alberta budget plans for Trans Mountain expansion

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says expected revenues will be factored into budget forecasts

Proposed gun bill attacked by gun owners and shooting victims

The federal government tabled the bill today in order to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms

Sea lion with rope wrapped around neck saved by Vancouver Aquarium

Steller sea lions are a species of special concern and some populations are endangered in parts of Alaska

50-million-year-old fossil found in B.C. town makes history

Paleontologist Dr. Bruce Archibald says Princeton, B.C. is becoming famous for giving up rare fossils

Not even Ellen DeGeneres can get Virtue, Moir to say they’re more than friends

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday

New Liberal bill would tighten controls on sale, licensing of firearms in Canada

Measures are intended to assist police in investigating gun trafficking and other crimes

Wetaskiwin-area burglars gain entry through patio doors, steal large clock

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to break/enter and theft in County of Wetaskiwin

Most Read