RCMP busy with drivers, stolen trucks

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  • Sep. 27, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Last week the Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 46 calls for service, the overwhelming majority of these calls were driving complaints.

The driving complaints ranged from suspected impaired drivers to speeders, distracted drivers to hit and run reports. It seems whenever there is a change in the seasons driving complaints and collisions increase. Please drive carefully and respect other drivers and the rules of the road.

Call your lawyer and a repairman

A 57-year-old resident of Bluffton was found passed out a short distance from his vehicle, which had just crashed into the ditch. The man was arrested and taken to RCMP cells where he was afforded his right to contact a lawyer. He was obviously not satisfied with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because instead of phoning a lawyer he used the phone to smash the window out — breaking the window but also the phone. Several charges are pending.

Doper stuck in swamp

Rimbey RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of a 500-pound propane tank in the Medicine Lake area. A suspect vehicle was located a short distance away stuck in a swamp and a 50-year-old resident of Tomahawk, who is no stranger to police, was arrested and a quantity of crystal meth was found on him. This man is facing theft and numerous breach of release conditions charges. He was remanded into custody until trial.

Two trucks stolen

Two vehicles were stolen this past week, including a 1995 dark blue GMC extended cab with a nine-inch lift kit. An older model Toyota 4Runner was stolen and later located. The RCMP forensic identification service is assisting Rimbey members with this investigation.

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

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