RCMP arrest dangerous drivers

  • Feb. 1, 2011 2:00 p.m.

This week, your local Rimbey RCMP detachment dealt with 46 calls for service.

Officers and staff were kept busy this week dealing with more collisions, frauds, break and enter, stolen vehicle, sexual assaults, domestics, drug investigations, and other criminal matters.

Drunk driver arrested

On Jan. 22, at approximately 10 p.m., another impaired driver was arrested in Rimbey after leaving a local drinking establishment. The 38-yearold man from Duchess was working in the area and failed to realize that impaired driving is not tolerated in Rimbey. The accused provided breath samples that were nearly three times the legal limit. Officers encourage anyone consuming alcohol to take a cab, call a friend, walk — please make a plan ahead of time so you do not drink and drive.

Help prevent crime

Also on Jan. 22, at approximately 11 p.m., someone entered a yard south of the Gimlet Church and broke into a vehicle. The huge dog that lives there failed to provide any DNA samples or a blood trail so the investigation is continuing into the matter. At this time, there are no suspects.

Rimbey detachment has dramatically increased rural patrols in the last year to much of the outlying area. However, officers cannot be everywhere at once. If you witness a crime or see a suspicious person or vehicle, please do not hesitate to call the police.

Members also investigated an alleged murder. Fortunately, there was no victim in this case and the caller is being treated for mental issues at the hospital.

Assault investigated

An investigation is underway into an alleged assault that occurred on Main Street in Rimbey on Jan. 25, at approximately 8 p.m. near the NAPA store. This is an isolated incident and the two parties involved are known to one another. Although all parties suffered scratches and a few bruises there were no serious injuries reported. Police are continuing the investigation into this matter at this time.

Reckless driving complaint

Several complaints were received last week regarding dangerous driving. In one case, a reckless driver was passing vehicles on Highway 20 on the right side (shoulder of the road). In another case, high speed and passing on solid lines was reported. Police have laid charges and the accused parties not only have stiff fines to pay but also stand to lose their driving privileges for a spell. Please exercise caution and share the road. Everyone wants to get home safe and sound.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment 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.