RCMP deal with break and enters, domestic assaults

This past week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 53 calls for service.

  • May. 7, 2013 12:00 p.m.

This past week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 53 calls for service. Highlights of the week include several break and enters, theft, assault, criminal harassment, uttering death threats, and other serious criminal matters.

Oil container explosion being investigated

In the early morning hours on Friday, April 26, Rimbey Mounties responded to a scene at Range Road 40 and the Medicine Lake Road. Officers located the remnants of a large plastic oil container that had exploded in the intersection. Shrapnel from the site of the explosion was found up to 50 meters away in the neighboring fields. Fortunately, a fire did not start from this careless and dangerous exercise. It is believed that the culprits committed the offence at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police are currently investigating the matter and following up on all leads after a thorough examination of the evidence was completed. That same night, vandals were up to no good in Rimbey. Several cars were egged causing a considerable mess.

Domestic assaults involve children

Police investigated numerous domestic disputes. Children were often involved and Child Service Intake Workers assisted police in those cases. Charges have been laid for assault, criminal harassment and uttering death threats.

Unlocked vehicles easy prey for thieves

On Monday, April 29 there were several car prowlings in Rimbey. Several unlocked vehicles were entered and various items stolen by the opportunistic thieves. Please lock your doors and do not store valuables in the vehicle overnight.

RCMP respond to break and enters

Sometime during the night of Wednesday, May 1st, and early morning hours of Thursday, May 2, several community buildings were forcefully entered by thieves. The criminals targeted cash at the locations. Rimbey RCMP with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section, responded to each scene. Police are using all available means to determine who was responsible for these crimes.

Escape tools hidden in cake

Rimbey Mounties stepped up and assisted with guard duty during the jail strike. One officer was going to be celebrating their birthday while working at the jail, so the detachment ordered a cake with a saw and file inside. Wouldn’t you know the strike ended before the big day and the plot was foiled. This writer requested that the officer be detained behind bars anyway…. but they said they had enough characters there already!

If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: PHONE: 1-800-222-8477 #8477 on Telus Mobility *8477 on Rogers AT&T

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