RCMP deal with thieves, drug dealers and sexual assault

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 39 files this week.

  • Jul. 15, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 39 files this week. Highlights include another big drug bust, theft, sexual assault and other serious matters.

Drugs seized

Mounties from Rimbey and Sylvan Lake executed a search warrant at a home in Bentley on the weekend where a large quantity of illegal drugs were seized. Police arrested a 30-year-old man, a resident of Bentley, after they seized over 1 pound of marihuana bud, methamphetamine and ecstasy from the residence. The accused has been charged with multiple counts, including drug possession as well as weapon offences. Police will continue to pursue those involved in the illegal drug trade and will utilize all available resources to do so in an effort to make our communities safer.

Thief with a conscience

Police are investigating a matter that would make any person say, “whhaaaat?” A man in a local gas station left his wallet on the counter while he was making a purchase. Another man in line reached over and picked up his wallet while the store clerk watched in disbelief. The thief then handed the wallet to his buddy in line and they left the store. After the two bandits left the store, the clerk then told the victim that the two men just left with his wallet. Unbelievably, the thief then must have felt bad and turned in the now empty wallet at a hotel in Red Deer explaining to the clerk that he had just found it in the elevator.  What the thief didn’t realize is that he is on video surveillance in both places which has been turned over to police. Officers have identified the thief with a conscience and charges are pending as police track him down this week.

Sexual assault

Mounties charged a local 25-year-old man with two counts of sexual assault following an ongoing investigation. The accused appeared in court on Friday and has been released on bail pending his future court date in August.

Fine for no insurance

Several folks have found out the hard way that it is far cheaper in the long run to have proper insurance on their motor vehicles rather than risk being nabbed on the road without it. A local man was convicted by the Judge on Friday for a ticket he received for having no insurance on his pick-up truck. He was handed an $8,000 fine. That makes most insurance quotes seem pretty reasonable. Remember to always have your valid “pink slip” with you at all times in case an officer requests to see it.

If you have any information regarding these 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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