Rimbey RCMP busy investigating a variety of thefts


  • Jul. 26, 2011 1:00 p.m.

In the last week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 48 calls for service.

Mounties dealt with a sexual assault investigation, a missing person case, two assaults, drug offences, Mental Health Act issues, uttering threats and other serious matters.

Not on his best behaviour

Police were called to another bar fight late Friday night, July 15. Many intoxicated people were involved, and during the altercation one adult male was injured and EMS responded to treat him for nonlife threatening injuries sustained during the brawl.

Officers are still investigating the matter and charges pending. One of the individuals involved was already on orders from the court to “keep the peace and be of good behavior.”

Bike stolen

A blue mountain bike was lifted from a residence in Rimbey by someone with sticky fingers. The bike is described as having no suspension (rock shocks) and has “Power” written on the bike.

Pup and goats stolen

Unbelievably, at approximately 5 p.m., culprits described as a man and a woman between 40 and 60 years of age, possibly driving a grey pickup truck entered a yard in Rimbey and stole a three-month-old basset hound puppy from its enclosure. Later, thieves entered a farmyard on Range Road 14 near Township Road 412 and stole two goats.

In an unrelated matter, police had been searching for a rope horse reported missing last week from a farm near Secondary Highway 611. The beautiful horse was found dead in a field and the cause of death is believed to be lightning.

Research charities before donating

Police continue to investigate frauds. Undoubtedly, the most common is the Nigerian frauds that request money to be sent to Africa to save someone in harm’s way, etc. These frauds prey upon the kind-hearted folks in the community who honestly believe they are doing good by sending money to those in need. Please, do not be fooled. Your money is only supporting organized crime groups who take advantage of women and children and your money is not helping anyone. If you wish to make a difference in someone’s life, research the charity and only donate to reputable organizations.

Joyride ends in jail

RCMP in Rimbey received a report of a stolen truck taken from a residence in town. Shortly afterward, police arrested an impaired driver from Calgary who had stolen the truck. The owner was pleased to have his truck back so quickly, and the accused in this case will be spending the rest of the summer behind bars.

Obey the rules of the road

Farmers are reminded that the minimum age for operating farm equipment on a roadway is 14 years of age.

Help catch mailbox bashers

Police in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin Counties have been investigating countless acts of vandalism in the Pigeon Lake and Crestomere area where culprits drive the back roads and smash mail boxes with baseball bats and run over stop signs. On July 20, these shenanigans spilled over into the Rimbey detachment area where many mailboxes were vandalized on the Homeglen Road and Township Road 434. Police have increased patrols in this area but were not in the “right place at the right time.” Police count on rural citizens to be alert and to call police when they observe suspicious activity in their area.

If you would like more information on how to keep informed on local issues, please call the detachment for more information on how to become a Rural Crime Watch member.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP 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.