Rimbey RCMP busy with drunks, fights and threats

  • Apr. 5, 2011 3:00 p.m.

This week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 39 calls for service.

Complaints ranged from assaults, uttering threats, impaired drivers to a snowmobile fatality.

On March 25 officers responded to a disturbance at one of the bars in Rimbey. Police located an intoxicated individual outside who had been removed from the bar by staff. The 19-year-old man from Mossbank, Sask. had grown beer muscles during the night and thought he would flex them with the police. He spent the night in jail and is charged with resisting arrest and causing a disturbance.

Police issued a 24-hour driving suspension during the night as well to a man who had been drinking to a lesser degree but still should have taken a cab.

Drunk drivers arrested

Officers arrested three impaired drivers in Rimbey on March 26. One was arrested in the afternoon and two later that night. Impaired driving continues to be a priority for members in Rimbey and enforcement action will continue in an effort to make the roadways safer for everyone.

Cruisin’ leads to bruisin’

Around midnight on March 28, a 15-year-old boy from Rimbey was cruising around town when he was followed and cornered in a business parking lot by another vehicle. A 22-year-old man from Gravelbourg, Sask. exited the other vehicle, approached his car and punched him through the open window. Police responded quickly and located the suspect at a motel.

The investigation revealed that the man believed the youth was following him and this led to the altercation. The investigation into the matter continues. Alcohol was not a factor in this assault.

Death threat investigated

Again, officers are investigating an uttering threats complaint. A local 29-year-old woman threatened to kill a 19-year-old woman, also from Rimbey. The two are known to one another and are very well known to police. The investigation into this matter continues and charges are pending.

Missing person returns safe

Police responded to a missing person complaint. A 46-year-old man was reported missing by a family member. After initiating the investigation, the missing man had returned home safe and sound.

Help for mental illness

Police also responded to a complaint in the county involving a mentally ill person. Mental illness is a serious matter and often leads to the police being involved when preventative steps have not been taken by the individual and/or family members. If you would like more information on how to deal with mental illness, please contact Rimbey Mental Health at (403) 843-2406 or a 24 hour help line at 1-877-303-2642.

Clunker not Mountie in disguise

On March 31, a motorist broke down on Highway 53 west of Rimbey in a construction zone. The vehicle was an old auctioned off police car that resembled a white unmarked ghost car. Several people phoned 9-1-1 to complain about the position of the car believing it was a Mountie in disguise. We can reassure everyone that it was not one of us and the vehicle was towed right away.

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