Rimbey RCMP had a busy week investigating over 30 files. Highlights of the week include motor vehicle collisions, break and enters, theft and other criminal matters.
Seismic equipment stolen
On Jan. 12, a helicopter dropped seismic equipment in an orange bag along Township Road 430. Before it could be used, someone picked up the equipment. Police searched the area and to date, the equipment has not been turned in or recovered.
Pileup on Highway 20
On Jan. 14, at 8 a.m., police, EMS and firefighters attended a three-car pileup on Highway 20 near the Parkland Beach Road. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. One driver was transported to the Rimbey hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries and later released. Road conditions were very icy and visibility was possibly a factor. Alcohol was not involved and all parties were wearing their seatbelts.
Burglars hit liquor store
On Jan. 16, at approximately 1:50 a.m., thieves again broke into a liquor store on Main Street in Rimbey. The front door was forcefully entered and liquor was stolen. Police are actively investigating the matter and are pursuing all leads at this time.
Suspect in truck theft and other crimes
A stolen truck was recovered behind a hotel. Officers immediately began an investigation and have linked it to other crimes. During the subsequent investigation Mounties have identified a suspect in the case and charges are pending.
Drunk arrested in dispute
Officers quickly responded to another domestic dispute late Jan. 15. A Rimbey resident was arrested for breaching his court order not to consume alcohol after he was again involved in an argument with his spouse. The accused was held in custody and Children Services is actively involved in the case as well.
Not all lights are legal
A concerned citizen would like to pass on that any lights, other than white, emitting from the front of your car are illegal. There are some aftermarket lights that are blue, etc. These are not legal in Alberta.
Help for depression
Officers were involved in several investigations involving suicidal individuals. If you, a friend or a family member are in need of assistance before matters escalate to that degree of seriousness, you can contact mental health at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre for help at (403) 843-2271.
If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP 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.