Rimbey RCMP arrest Edmonton man in drug bust

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated over 59 files in this reporting period

  • Feb. 10, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Edmonton man charged

On January 25, Rimbey Mounties used a size 11 rubber soled key to open another door in town searching for more illicit drugs. Following an investigation, officers under the authority of a search warrant, entered a room at a local hotel searching for narcotics. Police seized cocaine during the raid. A 32-year-old man, a resident of Edmonton, has been charged with possession of cocaine and will appear in Rimbey Court in March. Police will continue to pursue illegal drugs in our community and will use all possible tools and resources available to put those persons involved in jail.

Break and enter

On January 28, a local home owner residing on Range Road 41 fell victim to a break and enter where the criminals broke into their home and stole jewelry, electronics and other valuables. To add insult to injury, the culprits emptied a can of bear spray in the house contaminating the residence. The thieves then stole the farmer’s Volkswagen and left the scene. Police immediately began investigating this disturbing crime and located the stolen car in Calgary in the possession of a well known criminal who was also in possession off a hand gun with the serial numbers ground off and a shotgun at the time of the arrest. The man has been arrested and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Man attacked after leaving bar

On January 30, a man was walking home after having a few schnicks at a local tavern and was jumped from behind by two unknown male assailants who repeatedly beat him until he fell to the ground. The victim received minor non-life threatening injuries during the attack. Police are currently investigating the matter.

Stolen ATV recovered

Police recovered a stolen 2007 Kawasaki side by side ATV in the Leedale area from a local resident who unknowingly purchased a stolen vehicle from a man in the Winfield area. Police were called by the Registries Dept. when the new owner attempted to register the stolen vehicle. Please take extra caution when purchasing recreational vehicles and boats from private sellers. Be diligent and search the VIN # of the vehicle you are contemplating buying beforehand online at www.cpic-cipc.ca. This is the national database that you can use to run a serial number to see if that deal you are negotiating is such a good deal after all. Remember, if a deal sounds too good to be true…it probably is!

Charges pending

Late in the evening on February 3, police were following a suspicious vehicle on Highway 20 northbound towards Rimbey. The car suddenly pulled into a lease site off the highway just south of town and the driver and passenger attempted to flee from police in the darkness on foot. However, the driver ran into a barb wired fence and became entangled in the wire until the pursuing Mountie caught up to him. The passenger had similar luck when he tried to wave down a citizen desperately offering him $400 cash to get him the heck out of there. Needless to say, this big time criminal didn’t realize that folks around here don’t go for that kind of shenanigans and police had him in cuffs before he could make his getaway. Disturbingly, police located a sawed off shotgun in the car when it was seized. Multiple charges are pending in this case.

Police investigate arson

Police are investigating an arson case where unknown vandal(s) attempted to burn down a shed at local school. To date, police are still investigating the matter.

Victim Services gala coming up

Officers are very much looking forward to the Annual Victim Services Gala to be held on February 14th at the community centre. We are very blessed to live in a community where so many caring citizens give of themselves to help others during their time of need. This valuable unit has helped countless families this last year. This is all made possible through community support. If you forgot that this Saturday is Valentine’s Day, it may not be too late to show your bride that you are a real superhero and have a beautiful night out planned for her … call (403) 843-8494 as there may still be tickets available.

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:

PHONE: 1-800-222-8477

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