The Rimbey RCMP responded to incidents of domestic violence, thefts, breach of court orders and other serious matters over the last week.
RCMP, EMS and fire department personnel attended a 911 call at a remote location near Medicine Lake for a report of an injured oilfield worker. A 51-year old man, a resident of the Winfield area, was transported from the scene of the work place accident by STARS air ambulance to Edmonton. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and died the next day. Alcohol was not a factor and no foul play was suspected.
This unfortunate workplace accident is also being investigated by Occupational Health and Safety Officers. If you have any questions about work place safety, please call 1-866-415-8690 (toll free) for more information.
Late March 15, someone lost a toolbox full of valuable tools on the Medicine Lake Road near Range Road 30. An honest citizen called police to report his find. Attempts to locate an owner have been fruitless. If you are missing said items, please contact the detachment to identify them.
Surprise! Chronic offender re-arrested
Officers attended a residence in Rimbey to serve a legal document on a well-known chronic offender. The 44-year-old man was found to be in breach of his court order to not consume any alcohol and was arrested and charged once again. Rimbey Mounties will continue to monitor individuals who are released from custody on court-imposed conditions to ensure they are abiding by the orders as required.
Diesel fuel stolen
Sometime during the night of March 17, a large volume of diesel fuel was stolen from heavy equipment working near Secondary Highway 611.
Outboard motor stolen
Sometime last week, a thief stole a 15hp Honda outboard motor from a boat stored at a residence in Sunnyside at the north end of Gull Lake. The four-stroke motor is described as grey in color with a short shaft and propeller. The investigation into this theft is continuing as officers are following up on all leads pertaining to this case.
Sinners fight outside church
As the clock struck midnight on March 19, officers were called to attend a fight in progress in front of a church in Rimbey. No one was on their best behavior or quick to repent so officers swiftly intervened. Charges of assault are pending in this case. Not surprisingly, alcohol was a factor. It is not clear if someone turned the water into wine as the investigation into this matter continues.
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.