Tanker accident: A water tanker flipped over on Range Rd 22 on Township Rd 424 just east of Rimbey on Dec. 13 hitting a power line. People in the area were without power for several hours and the road was closed.

RCMP deal with drunks and break and enters

Rimbey RCMP responded to a high number of calls for service leading up to the holidays.

  • Dec. 31, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to a high number of calls for service leading up to the holidays. Highlights include impaired drivers, marital disarray, break and enter, mischief, drugs and other serious matters.

Driver charged

An alert officer patrolling near Bluffton stopped a suspicious driver who was demonstrating the driving pattern of an impaired driver. When the vehicle was stopped, the investigative officer located illegal drugs in the vehicle and subsequently charged the driver with illegal possession of illicit narcotics. The accused had her vehicle seized and impounded and will appear in Rimbey court to speak to the charges in the New Year.

Intoxicated driver charged

On December 22, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Rimbey Mounties were tipped off that a dangerous driver was last seen all over Highway 20. When police responded, the officer found a stalled truck parked in the middle of the highway near Parkland Beach Road. An intoxicated 26-year-old man, who was originally from Rimbey, burned the tires off the truck trying to get it back into gear after he had caused it to have catastrophic mechanical failure in the middle of the highway. To top things off, the investigation revealed the accused had recently stolen the vehicle from a residence in Rimbey. The truck’s owner had left the vehicle unlocked with a spare set of keys left in it. The drunk thief, who is well known by police, has been charged with several criminal offences, including impaired driving, and will appear in court to discuss his actions once he sobers up to the Judge. Please, lock up your vehicle and never store any valuables in it. Don’t become the next victim of some opportunistic thief looking for an easy target.

Drunk pedestrian reported

One local citizen took full advantage of the easy and readily available liquor in Rimbey and partook in his fair share of spirits. The upstanding member of society then proceeded to walk down a residential street smashing mirrors off parked cars and ended his demonstration of honour by defecating on a side walk in front of a shocked man’s house who called the police to report the shenanigans. In this case, even the complainant’s dog was disgusted at the sight.

Hair salon break in

Sometime in the last week, an unknown culprit broke into a local hair salon. Police are currently investigating this hairy case and following up on all leads at this time.

Happy New Year from RCMP

Finally, it has been our honour to serve this fine community in 2013 and we look forward to providing the best possible police service in the upcoming year. Please help us to help you. If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, please call police immediately. Thank you again for being our “eyes and ears” out there because we can’t be everywhere all the time. You never know, the little tidbit of information you have may be the piece of the puzzle we need to solve a case. Be safe this Holiday season and have a blessed and prosperous New Year!

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

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



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