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RCMP recover stolen snowmobiles and snowman

The Rimbey RCMP dealt with 47 calls for service. Officers were busy last week responding to break and enter, theft, uttering threats, fraud, sexual assault, assault, suicide, drugs, auto theft, and other serious criminal matters.

More impaired drivers charged

Police continue to crack down on impaired driving in the community. On Jan. 7 two more motorists were arrested and charged with impaired driving offences. Both accused persons are adult men from the Rimbey area.

Snowmobiles recovered

On Jan. 12, officers recovered a stolen Arctic Cat 1000 snowmobile and a black Charmac enclosed trailer that had been stolen from a business in Rimbey. The owners were not aware the items had been stolen. Police are actively investigating the matter and multiple charges are pending on an adult male from Drayton Valley as the investigation continues. Police are looking for a stolen white Arctic Cat 800 snow machine that was also stolen in Rimbey during the same period.

Mounties get their snowman thief

Officers have arrested an adult male, a resident of Rimbey, in the stolen “Frosty the Snowman” case from Christmas that was previously reported. The man is currently facing a charge of possession of stolen property. More charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Beware of Internet scams

Often in the police report we have advised the general public to be aware of potential frauds circulating in the community. A list of all the recent scams are also available on the Phonebusters website. In this day and age of Internet shopping, a door has opened for opportunistic criminals from faraway lands to prey upon local unsuspecting shoppers. Protect yourself by using trusted Internet sites.

Another person this week was watching an item on an auction site and when it was off auction they contacted the person to purchase the item. They wired the money and were surprised when the seller seemed to forget all about the purchase and delivery of the item was never made. State police agencies are not prepared to go looking for the person who allegedly sold a camera or other property to someone in Canada and then did not live up to their end of the bargain.

Sea cans burgled

Lastly, unknown someone unlawfully entered sea cans located on a property in Bluffton. Entry was made by cutting the locks off the doors. It appears that the offence occurred after the big snowfall we experienced during the week and the “bad guys” were possibly driving a truck with a lift kit.

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.