Rimbey RCMP were kept busy and responded to over 50 calls for service over the past week.
This week went off with a bang — literally. Police received a few shots fired complaints that turned out to be just fireworks being set off in the country. Overall, the long weekend was uneventful there were only a few tussles involving intoxicated people in or around drinking establishments were reported.
Mounties catch teen thieves
On July 3 at approximately 3 a.m., police chased down on foot two male youths aged 17 and 14 after they had broken into vehicles in Rimbey. One thing the culprits didn’t realize is that they have to run a lot faster scared then we do mad. Officers recovered a stolen camera in one lad’s possession. Both are charged and will appear in court in August.
Horse still not claimed
Police are still actively pursuing leads as to why a horse was found wandering around the grazing reserve west of Rimbey. To date, the rightful owner has not come forward to claim the horse that is described as a buckskin colored gelding. Police have also laid a charge this week under the Stray Animals Act in a case where animals were repeatedly left wandering around outside their property.
ATV driver gets minor injuries in fall
There were 11 collisions this week with no serious injuries reported. In one incident, a young person in Clearwater County suffered only minor injuries when he fell off his ATV. Thankfully he was wearing a helmet.
Boat and gear stolen
A farmer living near Secondary Highway 766 recently realized his aluminum boat, oars and life jackets were stolen from a trout pond located just south of Highway 53. If you have any knowledge of who got this boat with the five-finger discount, please contact the RCMP so the thief can be rounded up and the kids can go fishing before school’s back in. If you “borrowed” the boat with every intention of returning it right away — now is a good time to do it before a Mountie pays you a visit with a warrant in hand.
If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment 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.