Rimbey RCMP responded to over 80 calls for service in this reporting period. Highlights include break and enter at an oil field site, mailbox thefts, drugs, theft, dangerous drivers and other serious matters.
Cheech and Chong arrest
A Rimbey Mountie patrolling Highway 20 north of town stopped a speeding Volvo near Highway 607. When the inquisitive officer approached the vehicle he found a pair of modern day “Cheech and Chong’s” doing their very best to act naturally after smoking a big reefer just prior to being stopped.
As the green smoke billowed out of the window, they knew the jig was up and handed over their stash of marihuana they had yet to light up. Charges were laid and the vehicle seized and impounded. Both made their way back to Fox Creek where they are currently hanging their hats and will not likely be back to Rimbey until they appear in court on March 7.
RCMP seek violent man
Officers responded to a domestic assault complaint where a man allegedly beat his common-law spouse to the point where she was hospitalized for her injuries sustained in the attack. When police attended his farm, located just east of Rimbey, he resisted arrest and nearly ran over one of the officers with his pickup truck when he fled the residence. The 31-year-old man, who is very well known to police, is currently at large and is wanted by police. RCMP in Central Alberta are seeking the accused and hope to have him in custody very soon.
Mounties work with probation officer
Your local detachment is working diligently in close partnership with the probation officer in an effort to hold those individuals who are out on bail in the community accountable to the court imposed orders they are required to abide by. Several charges have been laid and, in some cases, the individuals targeted by police are now back in jail completing their sentences.
Mailbox theft investigated
Police are investigating a rash of mailbox thefts occurring in the rural area northeast of town. Please discourage anyone from mailing cash to you. Police are actively pursuing all leads at this time in an effort to arrest the opportunistic thief responsible for these crimes.
Watch for deer
There were 17 motor vehicle collisions reported to police. Fortunately, only 15 of them were from hitting deer on Highway 53 east of Highway 771! Kidding. However, if you are travelling east on Highway 53, please slow down after you pass the Highway 771 (Gas Plant) intersection…the deer on that stretch of road are like furry pylons on an obstacle course!
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:
#8477 on Telus Mobility
*8477 on Rogers AT&T
Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.