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.
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 www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marine
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.