Rimbey RCMP busy with drunks and thieves


  • Oct. 11, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Over the last two weeks, Rimbey RCMP have responded to calls for service including assaults, thefts, collisions, domestics and disturbing the peace.

Drunk loses battle

Rimbey RCMP responded to a family dispute in which an intoxicated man arrived home after a few too many. When asked by a male family member to quiet down and not wake the children, the intoxicated man attempted to assault the family member. Despite the liquid courage, the drunk was no match for the sober family member who promptly came out on top. The man was transported to Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment to sober up for the night.

Charges in custody dispute

In another case, Rimbey RCMP received a complaint of a domestic assault resulting from custody issues. A woman reportedly punched her ex-partner when he arrived to pick up their children. Charges have been laid. Often the police are called to domestic situations where children are involved. Despite these situations being difficult, the best interests of the children are what’s most important. Take a step back, relax and let cooler heads prevail before making rash decisions.

Horse saddles stolen

Several thefts were reported recently, including the theft of two saddles, two bridles and various roping reins from a horse trailer on its owner’s property. One saddle was described as an Eamor #260 and the second, a more distinguishable Custom Carl Sanders #250 saddle. Police are investigating this and many other thefts.

Spider-Man slips up

Rimbey RCMP were called to assist EMTs with a 22-year-old man from Ontario who discovered a quicker exit from the second storey at the Grand Hotel. The very intoxicated male had fallen after trying to slide down the railing. As police assisted EMTs the male became uncooperative, combative and even phoned 9-1-1 to complain about the service he had received. After unbuckling himself and trying to retaliate against the RCMP member, the man was arrested and transported to hospital where he was assessed before being taken to Sylvan Lake cells to be released when sober.

Drunks miss road to Rocky

Two adult (as defined by age) females decided to drive drunk from Clive to Rocky Mountain house and somehow ended up hitting the ditch and submerging their vehicle in a swamp. The women phoned 9-1-1 but hadn’t a clue where they were. It took RCMP three hours to locate them just south of Highway 53 on Oras Road. The driver faces hefty sanctions.

Signs stolen

Apparently someone in town does not want anyone to move away, as several “for sale” signs have been stolen from residences in the past month. Police are conducting inquiries as to who may be responsible for these thefts.

Bumper cars

While attempting to park her vehicle a driver hit another parked vehicle three times —yes three times. The driver then left the scene without making any effort to notify the owner of the other vehicle. When police caught up to the suspect driver she advised that it wasn’t a big deal because all she did was knock a little dirt off.

Driver gets the munchies

A 72-year-old man from Lacombe is facing impaired driving related charges after numerous people reported his erratic driving. Apparently, all the drinking and driving made this man hungry as he was found at a fast food drive-thru. He provided breath samples at almost three times the legal limit.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers 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.