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Rimbey detachment responded to 39 calls for service

Officers were kept busy during the week dealing with the usual motor vehicle collisions, impaired arrests, long-term investigations and community meetings.

This week Rimbey detachment responded to 39 calls for service.

Officers were kept busy during the week dealing with the usual motor vehicle collisions, impaired arrests, long-term investigations and community meetings.

Police investigate vandalism

Again, members responded to a mischief complaint in the area northeast of Rimbey where culprits vandalized gravestones at the Saint Mary's Convent. Last fall, members actively pursued leads in a similar complaint but were unable to solve the case. These despicable acts are not being taken lightly. Police are seeking the public's assistance in an effort to solve these crimes.

Drunk driver charged

Another driver was arrested in Rimbey after bar closing late Friday night. resident of Rimbey, 46, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. The accused provided breath samples that were double the legal limit. The man's name is being withheld until he has been formally arraigned in court.

Police also arrested and charged a 24-year-old woman, a resident of Rimbey, for uttering threats, contrary to the Criminal Code.

Police are continuing to follow up on leads for recent thefts that occurred in the Rimbey area. Last month, very expensive brush mulchers that attach to the front of a skid steer were stolen from the oil lease site west of Highway 22. Also, an ATV was stolen from a residence on Highway 53 near town. Due to the high traffic volume on the highway, members in Rimbey work closely with detachments elsewhere to solve local crimes as the criminals being sought live nowhere near Rimbey.

Warrants issued in cigarettes theft

Last year, there was a very substantial theft of cigarettes taken from a gas station. In that case, thieves took off with over $20,000 in cigarettes. After months of investigating all possible leads, the Rimbey RCMP believe they have identified the men who committed the crime and arrest warrants have been issued for their capture. These wanted men, are not residents of Rimbey and are being sought after by police outside of Alberta.

Police meet regularly with community partners, town and county councils, citizens and business owners to discuss matters pertaining to Rimbey and the area. Recently, members met with Rural Crime Watch Association members, Parkland Beach Citizens on Patrol members, town council members and the reeve from Clearwater County. The Rimbey RCMP is proud to serve the local community and would like to thank local partners for the assistance throughout the year in helping make Rimbey one of the nicest places in Alberta to live. It is the continued support from citizens in the area keeping their eyes and ears open and calling in suspicious or illegal activity to the detachment or Crime Stoppers that makes solving crimes possible.

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.