The Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to over 40 calls for service this week. Highlights of the week include impaired driving, drugs, theft, break and enter and other serious matters.
Rimbey Mounties made another arrest for impaired driving. Just after midnight on April 6, officers patrolling Highway 20 near town stopped a Ford F150 travelling at a high rate of speed. After partaking in some spirits at a local community event, the driver exhibited the usual signs of being intoxicated. As well as being drunk and behind the wheel, police located illegal drugs in the vehicle. The driver, a 21-year-old man, a resident of Ponoka, was charged with impaired driving and possession of illegal drugs. The passenger, also 21-years old and from Ponoka, has been charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Both will appear in Rimbey court to deal with their charges.
Missing worker charged
On April 6, police were notified by an oil servicing company that one of their workers had gone missing from their work site. Police responded and immediately began an investigation into his disappearance. Officers entered the missing person on the Canada wide computer system in the event he showed up elsewhere during the investigation while the search ensued. Not surprisingly, the man was located by police whooping it up at a local motel. After getting his last paycheck, the missing man went on a bender in Rimbey. The 46-year-old man, a resident of Wetaskiwin, was arrested for mischief and causing a disturbance wearing nothing but a smile while doing the best Captain Morgan stance he could muster. On top of being highly intoxicated he was in possession of methamphetamine. The accused has been remanded in jail facing multiple charges. He was also wanted in other jurisdictions for several outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Break and enter
Police are investigating a break and enter which occurred in the rural area near Range Road 40 north of Highway 53. It appears that while the owners were out of the community someone not only broke into their home … they squatted in it for a while too. Not unlike Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the culprit(s) were sleeping in their beds too! Police are actively following up on leads at this time as the investigation continues in this matter.