This week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to over 40 calls for service. Highlights include theft from an oil field site, mischief, drugs and other serious matters.
Illegal drugs seized
Mounties continue to crack down on illegal drugs in Rimbey….no pun intended! Police arrested a 22-year-old man in front of one of the local watering holes on Friday night. Upon search, police seized illegal drugs from the accused who was suspected of being involved in drug activity. He is going to appear in Rimbey court in the near future to answer to the charges.
Alcohol involved in MVA
Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover which occurred east of Rimbey during the early morning hours of January 15. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the case.
Gale force winds
Mother Nature continued her relentless pursuit of making this winter one to remember when she mustered up wind so strong it blew a pickup truck off Highway 20 into the ditch. A semi-truck and trailer heading in the same direction also met the gust of wind and it, too, was sent into the ditch where it struck the pickup truck. EMS, police and fire department personnel attended the scene. The driver of the pickup was taken to Rimbey Hospital via EMS for non-life threatening injuries and was later released.
Missy is found
Officers would like to thank everyone in the community who kept an eye out for “Missy” who has been missing since before Christmas. A man has been charged with break and enter to a house in town that he had unlawfully entered while in a drunken stupor. At the time he had entered the house, Missy and her fellow canine friends escaped from the house and she had not been seen since. While everyone was looking for her in town, Missy was out proving herself worthy of being a country dog. A farmer located her living in a hay bale stack on Leedale Road. What’s amazing about this story is that Missy’s owners had once taken her there for a visit and somehow she made her way out there to live on the land without the amenities of home. She is now back with her family being pampered and spoiled and will likely never leave the house again!
Lately, there have been some real close calls at uncontrolled intersections in the rural area. You must yield the right of way to the vehicle on your right if there are no yield or stop signs at an intersection. It does not matter which road looks to be more travelled. For example, Township Road 414 west of Highway 766, has several intersections that are not controlled. Township Road 414 (also known as the Leedale Colony Road) is the most travelled, however, it is the driver’s responsibility to yield to all traffic coming from the right, even if you are travelling on Township Road 414.
Thieves hit oil lease
Another oil lease site was hit by thieves at a site near Highway 22 and Highway 53. During the midnight hours of January 10, crooks helped themselves to mechanics tools, a fire extinguisher and to diesel they siphoned from a grader parked on site.
If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:
#8477 on Telus Mobility
*8477 on Rogers AT&T
Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.