RCMP recover van

This week the Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 50 calls for service.

  • Aug. 24, 2010 10:00 a.m.

This week the Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 50 calls for service.

Highlights of the week include a number of criminal investigations relating to criminal harassment, theft, domestic violence, assault, break and enter and other serious matters.

On the night of Aug. 14, someone stole a white one-ton service truck from the Rimbey Auction Mart. The vehicle was recovered by police the following morning abandoned in Sylvan Lake. Police continue to investigate the theft.

Mounties continue to investigate assault

Officers continue to work diligently on the serious assault that took place on Aug. 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m. A man was attacked at his residence near the Medicine Lake Road northwest of Rimbey. The adult male victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries from knife wounds. A full investigation surrounding the attack was launched by Rimbey detachment members with the assistance of the RCMP forensic identification and major crimes sections. Investigators are working hard to determine exactly what occurred and all information must be assessed to conduct a thorough and detailed investigation based upon facts and evidence.

Help available for alcoholics

Calls for service involving domestic situations continue to keep officers busy every week. Often it is alcohol related. There are many resources available in the community such as AADAC and AA. Please seek counsel if you feel your actions are being affected by the use of alcohol before it effects your family’s well being.

Slow down near emergency vehicles

This week, near Banff, another Mountie was seriously injured while serving Albertans. Many times in this community there have been close calls where fortunately no one was hurt. If you are passing an officer on the highway who has a vehicle stopped with their emergency lights flashing, please slow down. It is the law to slow to 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle and the fines are astronomical. Numerous times vehicles have not slowed down on the highways surrounding Rimbey where the roadways have little to no shoulder. Please slow down. Please help us to help you.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: 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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