Mounties enjoy a quiet week on the streets

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  • Jun. 14, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Tanker vs motorcycle: RCMP Sgt. Mark Groves said no charges have been laid and the investigation continues into an accident that occurred on Highway 53 June 2 about four kilometres west of Rimbey. The accident involved a 22-year-old male motorcyclist who was transported by air ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton after he was trapped under the front end of a semi-trailer truck. Both vehicles were westbound at the time of the accident.

Tanker vs motorcycle: RCMP Sgt. Mark Groves said no charges have been laid and the investigation continues into an accident that occurred on Highway 53 June 2 about four kilometres west of Rimbey. The accident involved a 22-year-old male motorcyclist who was transported by air ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton after he was trapped under the front end of a semi-trailer truck. Both vehicles were westbound at the time of the accident.

Rimbey RCMP had a well-deserved slow week for call volume with 20 calls for service. This however doesn’t mean that the members were not busy as there are many ongoing investigations officers are working on. Highlights of this week’s report include a driver admitting to impaired driving, a kicked in door, and complaints of theft.

He’s sober — not

On Friday night, June 3, members initiated a traffic stop for a suspected impaired driver just south of Rimbey. While talking with the man, he advised the members that he knew he was impaired. The man quickly attempted to rephrase that advising that he knew he was “not” impaired.

Unfortunately it was too late for the man, who showed other signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested. He was later released with 24-hour driving suspension.

On Saturday a complaint was received of a possible impaired driver west of Rimbey. The vehicle was located and a youth was arrested as a result for impaired driving and possession of marihuana. He was later released with a 30-day GDL driving suspension and is to appear in court for the drug offence.

Youth faces more charges

Another youth found himself in some trouble after a house was broken into and large quantity of liquor was stolen. The youth was on probation at the time and already had outstanding charges for failing to comply with his probation. A bail hearing was held and the youth was later remanded into custody. He faces charges for the theft of the liquor and four charges of breaching his probation.

Other complaints of theft consisted of a licence plate stolen off a vehicle, and stolen carved wooden eagle.

Putting the boots to crime

Over the weekend a member responded to a 9-1-1 hang up complaint. Upon call back the line was busy. The member could not reach the homeowner or locate an easy way into the house. The member therefore had to enter the residence and did so with a flying through the air Chuck Norris super kick. The member cleared the residence and did not locate anyone inside needing assistance.

In these situations we, the police, cannot just walk away if there is no answer when we go to the house. 9-1-1 is an emergency service and we are obligated to ensure no one is in distress.

We’ve all seen scary movies where the bad guy pulls the cord out of the wall or someone injured drops the phone. In this situation it just appears to have been an issue with the phone line. The homeowner was also very understanding of the incident.

Pet re-united with family

Finally, a member was able to play hero by returning a family pet. This however was made possible because of a pair of good Samaritans who picked up the German Shepherd that was wandering on the street. The dog was returned safely to its owners not before the member could do a quick drive by the local bars raising concerns among patrons that the members had a police dog for the night.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers 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.