Police busy settling domestic disputes

Rimbey RCMP help out Breton cops

This week, Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to 39 calls for service. These included two break and enters, two reports of impaired drivers, six traffic collisions, and four theft related matters, among other occurrences.

Rimbey RCMP recently received a request to assist Breton RCMP with a suspected impaired driver where a concerned motorist reported observing very concerning driving behaviour. The vehicle in question was located on Highway 22 and the driver brought back to the Rimbey detachment for a breath test. The driver has been charged with impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, as well as provincial traffic offences including failing to remain at a collision, and careless driving.

This week, police responded to a report of copper wire and battery theft from an oil well site, and unfortunately, this has become an all to common occurrence. The public is reminded to report suspicious activity in and around these sites

Many people might be surprised to learn that a large number of calls for service the police receive are not related to criminal matters at all. This week, police were asked to keep the peace while a young women attended her previous residence to pick up personal belongings. Police did attend the residence and keep the peace for approximately three hours while the young women and her ex-partner divided property, and made child custody arrangements.

In some instances, the police are needed to keep the peace and prevent escalation however, there are occasions when the police are not needed and perhaps, a neutral third party, such as a friend or family member could assist. It should also be noted that a domestic violence investigation usually involves a combined effort by multiple officers as well as our victim services unit. These types of investigations can involve protection orders, referrals community supports such as child and family services, and criminal charges depending on the circumstances. In Canada, Alberta ranks third highest for rates of intimate partner violence, the statistics on domestic violence show that the abuse continues to escalate as time goes on and ultimately, results in extremely violent instances. Statistics show that, on average, a victim is abused 17 to 35 times before they seek help. If you, or anyone you know is the victim of domestic violence, please ask for help.

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

PHONE: 1-800-222-8477

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