In the last week Rimbey RCMP Detachment responded to 46 calls for service. These files include but are not limited to; six break and enters, seven suspicious people or vehicle reports, one impaired driving file, and ten traffic collisions.
On September 30 an officer responded to a dispatch of a disturbance at a business. An intoxicated male in a truck got into a verbal altercation with security guard on site. The suspect left just before the officer arrived and was last seen headed east on Highway 771.
The officer located the suspect travelling north and pulled the truck over. Subsequent investigation the male to be impaired by alcohol. The 34-year -old male driver has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle. The male is scheduled to appear in court on December 7 in Rimbey for his first appearance.
On September 23 a complaint was received that a male was walking on the highway south of Rimbey wearing all dark clothing and was very difficult to see. An officer made a patrol and located a male matching that description walking southbound. Checks on the male found that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Red Deer, and he was arrested on that matter.
The RCMP continues to value the public’s vigilance in reporting crimes and people or activities that appear suspicious. Furthermore, now that the weather has cooled, members on patrol have observed an increase in unattended vehicles left running.
Rest assured that opportunistic criminals have also taken notice. Please protect your property by ensuring that your vehicles are securely locked at all times and no valuables (including keys) are left unattended inside your vehicles. With your help, we can reduce the number of vehicle thefts in our region.
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: