RCMP respond to disturbing scenes of domestic abuse

This week Rimbey RCMP responded to 54 calls for service.

  • Nov. 12, 2013 1:00 p.m.

This week Rimbey RCMP responded to 54 calls for service. Highlights include two sexual assaults, several break and enters, domestic assault, impaired drivers, trespassing, and other serious matters.

Impaired driver

On November 2, police were conducting patrols during the late night hours and observed a local 28-year-old Rimbey man on his way home in his 2011 Dodge pickup truck swerving all over the road. When the attentive officer stopped the erratic driver he provided breath samples over double the legal limit. Police seized his truck and the man will appear in Rimbey Court on December 6 to speak to the charges.

Domestic abuse

Unfortunately, police attended some disturbing scenes involving domestic abuse and assault. In one case, a 37-year-old female has been charged with multiple serious charges, including assault after she attacked her husband. Children Services has been assisting police in this matter. Alcohol was a factor in this case.

Break and enters

Police are investigating three break and enter complaints that occurred sometime during the night of November 6. In one case, the Blindman Valley Youth Action Centre (Neighbourhood Place) was broken into. This non-profit organization is dedicated to helping people in town and is operated by caring volunteers. The thieves caused hundreds of dollars in damages in their effort to find anything valuable. There are signs clearly posted on all the doors and windows that state that there is no cash left on the premises at night…. unfortunately, these wizards apparently can’t read. Neighbourhood Place has several offices within, including the Employment Centre, which is totally ironic. If these criminals actually applied their skills down a different avenue they would likely have no need to steal. Consider this – to do this break and enter they had to be dedicated to be out in freezing cold temperatures. They are industrious and quite capable of handling tools, such as a crowbar. They are willing to work night shifts. If they had a look-out they are good team players and have communication skills. If they actually did have an accomplice, they are good at keeping information in confidence. With these important skills, they wouldn’t need to know how to read signs to have excellent jobs! Police are actively investigating these matters with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section and are pursuing all leads at this time.

Officers arrested more wanted persons and several suspended drivers during the week.

Mounties participate in Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Mounties took part in several Remembrance Day Ceremonies throughout the community. It is a great honour to be part of the communities we serve. Thank you Veterans and a special thank you also to the ones who lost a family member fighting to preserve our freedoms. Your enormous sacrifices will not be forgotten.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: Phone: 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.