Prepare for Yuletide season with a designated driver

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 45 files this week.

  • Dec. 9, 2014 12:00 p.m.

RCMP Report

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 45 files this week. Highlights include domestic disputes, break and enters, theft and other serious matters.

Car stolen

On Friday, November 28th, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an unknown culprit stole a 2005 Ford Escape when it was left unattended while the owner was warming it up in their driveway. To their dismay, the victim watched their SUV speed away without giving anyone permission to take it. Police quickly patrolled the area but were not able to locate it until later when it was found abandoned in Sylvan Lake. Unfortunately, in this case, the owner had also left his wallet in the car so the thief not only got a free ride out of town but got a tip too!

Break and enter

On the evening of November 29th, just before 9:30 p.m., a lady was startled when she saw a man trying to crawl into her house through a basement window. When the perpetrator saw her he immediately ran away. Police surrounded the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the bandit’s description.

Repeat offenders

Mounties in Rimbey continue to target repeat offenders to ensure they are abiding by parole and probation orders while they are living in the community. Further charges were laid this week and arrests made when officers found the chronic habitual offenders violating their release conditions.

Diesel theft

During the night of December 2nd, thieves hit another oil lease site near Bluffton stealing hundreds of litres of diesel by syphoning the fuel from heavy equipment. Later the next day, a black Dodge truck returned to the scene of the crime but took off when they were seen by a lone worker who was still at the site after everyone else had departed for the evening. Police continue to seek the person(s) responsible for these crimes.

Numerous MVAs

Police responded to numerous motor vehicle crashes after Ol’ Man Winter struck with no mercy. It’s time to get those winter tires installed and have an emergency kit in your car with a spare blanket, warm clothes and supplies in case you find yourself stranded out in the cold. Please slow down and drive according to the road conditions.


As Christmas quickly approaches, please plan ahead and have a safe ride lined up after you have been out enjoying the festivities and partaking in spirits. This week, a Check Stop resulted in numerous drivers being issued roadside suspensions and several illegal firearms and drugs were seized by the attentive officers. Check Stops will be seen all over the detachment area to ensure drivers are sober. Don’t drink and drive.

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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Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.

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