In the last week, Rimbey RCMP members responded to over 40 calls for service.
Last week’s edition advised the public of the Rimbey RCMP’s strategic plan for the year and how the detachment will tackle certain types of crimes. The detachment is working hard to reduce crime in such areas as impaired driving and illegal drugs. Police have listened intently to the public and have received all kinds of advice on how to prevent crime in the community such as, throwing money in a hat to buy certain “frequent fliers” one-way bus tickets to elsewhere, etc.
Truly, there is no easy prescription for a crime-free community. However, your local mounted police are always striving to provide the best service possible to earn your trust and support. This, of course, requires public participation as well, by calling in any suspicious activity or crimes in progress.
Call when crime occurs
This month, there was a break and enter to a home and the owner reported it nearly a week after the crime was discovered. Crime scenes are delicate and evidence can be easily disturbed or lost. Time can be of the essence. Please report a crime as soon as possible so officers can retrieve the best evidence available to assist with the investigation at hand.
This week, domestic violence was the most common criminal offence encountered. Several charges were laid for assault on both male and female aggressors.
Some steal tractors; some want them out of the way
A tractor was stolen from a building near Highway 22 sometime on the night of June 7. The culprit(s) had used the tractor to retrieve a vehicle they had buried in the mud nearby. The writer suspects the bad guys in this case must be from the city because everyone in the rural community knows that you don’t have to steal a tractor to get help. A knock on the door would have sufficed almost anywhere in this area and a helping hand would have been found.
One complaint was received from a person travelling through the area that a farm tractor was impeding their way on the roadway. Please exercise caution and pass farm implements safely. They have a job to do and don’t care for people passing them like the wind either.
Teens charged with mischief
On June 12 at 2:30 in the morning an alert citizen called 9-1-1 to report people were seen prowling around cars. Police quickly responded to the area and arrested two male youths for mischief. Both males, 17 and 14 years of age, are residents of Rimbey. Charges are pending in this case and will be laid shortly.
Police continue to monitor those accused persons in the community on court-imposed conditions while awaiting their court appearances. Police laid several charges for failing to abide the conditions of the court. Police are also closely watching those newcomers to the community who have been recently paroled from jail and have made Rimbey their new home.
If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 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 now.