Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service last week. Highlights of the week include a break and enter, uttering threats to kill, assault, criminal harassment and other serious matters.
Without a dream in my heart …
The recent blue moon brought out the worst in some folks. In numerous cases, officers had to apprehend individuals who were mentally unstable and transport them to the hospital for medical attention. In one incident a 30-year-old man fought briefly with police but realized quickly that wasn’t the best laid plan.
Oilfield supplies stolen
On the night of Aug. 31, some midnight shoppers with sticky fingers stole a Honda generator from the back of a vehicle in Rimbey. Later in the week, during the night of Sept. 4, someone broke into a gas well site trailer causing considerable damage to the door. Once inside the trailer the thieves stole oilfield supplies. The well site is located west of Highway 22.
A threat is a threat
In several cases this week police dealt with people sending text messages in haste telling the recipient they were going to hunt them down and do them harm, resulting in criminal charges being laid.
Slow down in school zones
Officers will be out enforcing the rules of the road this week, especially in the school zones. Please slow down and remember the school zone speed limit is 30 km/h between the hours of 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and finally 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. We all want this to be a safe year for our children attending school. Always be cognizant of the little ones walking to and from school who are not in school zones. Please beware of the school buses transporting the kids in the morning and afternoon — give them plenty of room and never pass a school bus when its lights are flashing.
Watch for farm equipment
Harvest time is now in full swing. Our farmers, who are the bread and butter for the community, need you to be particularly careful when passing them when they are moving farm equipment from field to field. Please be patient and slow down.
Hunters be prepared
Hunting season is underway. Migratory bird season (ducks and geese) is now open in some regions. Big game seasons are also open in several areas for bow hunters. If you are planning a trip to the woods, please ensure you are prepared for weather changes, notify a friend or family member where you will be and when you plan to return. Every year someone calls the police to report their friend did not return from the hunting trip out west. When we ask where they were going the answer is inevitably, “to their secret hunting spot.”
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.