Rimbey RCMP busy with calls and complains

Rimbey RCMP deal with criminals including a younger male assaulting an older man

  • Jun. 16, 2016 1:00 p.m.

By Const. Carman Dutz

A 27 year old male from Rimbey has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle after he was stopped early in the morning of June 3rd for driving a motorcycle in Rimbey without a helmet. His first court appearance in Rimbey will be on July 22nd.

Later in the evening of June 3rd, the Rimbey RCMP were called to investigate a targeted assault that occurred on 53rd Ave near 51 St. in Rimbey. A younger male was seen assaulting an older male on the street. An investigation into the incident found that the assailant allegedly hit the older male with a baseball bat. As a result, a 29 year old Rimbey male has been charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and uttering threats. His first court appearance in Rimbey will be on July 22nd.

On June 4th at approximately 1:00 pm a male riding a bicycle on Hwy 771 was struck by the side mirror of a passing truck. The truck failed to stop at the scene and continued driving northbound. Rimbey RCMP investigated the incident and requested help from the public by sending out the descriptors of the suspect vehicle to the Rimbey & District Crime Watch Association and Gull Lake North Citizens On Patrol. Two days later, a member of Rimbey & District Crime Watch located the suspect vehicle in the Town of Rimbey and notified the RCMP. The truck was seized and examined by the RCMP’s Forensic Ident Section out of Red Deer. Charges are pending at this time. Thank you to the Rimbey & District Crime Watch Association, Gull Lake North Citizens On Patrol, and everyone who helps the RCMP protect the public and create safer homes and communities.

On June 5th between 5:30 and 6:00 am, unknown individuals attempted to steal the ATM inside the Servus Credit Union on the corner of 50th Ave. and 51st St. in Rimbey.The suspects backed up a truck to the front doors and ripped out the ATM using a chain attached to the truck. This matter is under investigation, and the RCMP is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the suspects. The thieves failed to get what they had come for, but they caused extensive damage to the ATM.

There have also been two separate thefts of marine outboard motors over the past week. A Mercury 15 horsepower outboard was stolen off a boat at the Parkland Beach Marina, and a Yamaha 15 horsepower outboard was stolen from the shore at Sunset Legion campground. In order to deter thieves from helping themselves to your property, please lock up your valuables or take them with you.

Tips from the public help the RCMP to do their job. 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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