RCMP deal with first Christmas party drunk driver

This past week the Rimbey RCMP responded to 47 calls for service.

  • Dec. 4, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Rollover: A single rollover occurred on Nov. 25 at around 7 a.m. west of Rimbey on Hwy. 53. Rimbey RCMP and fire department were on the scene. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was not injured.

This past week the Rimbey RCMP responded to 47 calls for service. The calls include, collisions, trespassing, thefts, drugs and impaired driving complaints.

Truck box stolen

Over the course of the past weekend someone stole the box of a truck from a compound on 44 Street. The box was off the truck while work was being done on the truck. It is likely some piece of heavy equipment was used to lift the box. If you have seen anything suspicious in this area please contact the RCMP.

Chronic scofflaw jailed

A 31-year-old Rimbey resident has been arrested for the fourth time this year for driving while suspended. The man was taken to the remand centre for outstanding traffic matters. His vehicle was impounded for 60 days. His other vehicle was still in the impound yard from the last time he was caught. Should he be convicted, he is looking at jail time.

Quad thief chills out

A 23-year-old resident of Ponoka was arrested after being found driving a stolen quad. He had stolen the quad from Rocky Mountain House so he could drive home to Ponoka. He was found with no helmet, gloves or toque and had to be taken to the hospital for exposure injuries.

First drunk of the season

A resident of Bluffton was arrested and is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his vehicle. His licence was also suspended indefinitely. The 52-year-old man advised he was coming home from a Christmas party.

It is getting to the time of year when more and more people will be partaking in alcohol consumption. The RCMP will be out patrolling and will have zero tolerance for anyone found driving while impaired. If you see an impaired driver please call 911.

Grow op suspects caught

In an ongoing drug investigation, the Rimbey RCMP executed a search warrant at a rental house on Iola Road. This house was the site of a professional marijuana growing operation, with barricaded doors and windows. Two men from the Sylvan Lake area have been identified as suspects.

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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