This week, Rimbey RCMP responded to only 22 calls for service — a real change of pace for the detachment.
Highlights of the week include motor vehicle collisions, theft of diesel, landlord tenant conflicts, domestic violence situations and other criminal matters.
Early Friday morning on March 5, RCMP in Rimbey responded to a bar fight just after the clock struck midnight. There were many people involved in the physical altercation. Police arrested an intoxicated 21-year-old man from Czar for disturbing the peace. The man was held in custody and released from jail the next day when he was sober.
Victims services can help
Police also responded to several reports of domestic violence and charges of assault are pending in some cases. Police are working closely with Child and Family Services and Victim Services Units in Rimbey and elsewhere in efforts of finding long-term solutions and answers to resolve current situations.
Information and resources are available for any situation where there is violence in a relationship by calling the Victim Services Unit at (403) 843-2224.
Lock up and deter fuel thefts
Officers have been investigating diesel fuel thefts in the rural areas around Rimbey. This problem is not unique to here. Detachment commanders from all over central Alberta met recently in Lacombe to discuss strategies on reducing fuel thefts as they have drastically increased with the increase of fuel prices at the pumps.
Diesel is the most sought after fuel and is commonly taken from farm equipment and heavy equipment at lease sites. In remote locations, please refrain from leaving full tanks where equipment is stored. Lock up your fuel tanks in the yard to deter an opportunistic thief from filling his truck at your expense. Report suspicious persons and vehicles to police — maybe they are helping themselves with the five-finger discount.
Sometimes your man walks through the door
Police are hot on the trail of several wanted persons in the community. One person was feeling the heat and turned himself in this week and saved himself some jail time.
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.