Rimbey RCMP clamp down on drunk driving

This week the Rimbey RCMP responded to 50 calls for service.

  • Sep. 29, 2010 7:00 a.m.

On Sept. 16, a 42-year-old man from Blackfalds was arrested on Highway 766 for impaired driving during the supper hour. A concerned citizen called 911 to report the accused’s driving behavior and the culprit was intercepted by police near Centerview Road. The driver’s vehicle was seized and his driving privileges were suspended until his upcoming court date where he will face the judge and answer to the charges.

On Sept. 18, another drunk driver was caught in Rimbey by police touring the town at 3 a.m. The man, from Kelowna, BC was stopped after officers noticed his driving ability was outside the norm. He also was arrested, lost his vehicle and his drivers license until his court date. Most convictions during the last court circuit resulted in a minimum of a one year driving prohibition and around $2,000 in fines.

Also on the 18th, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., unknown person(s) were seen shooting at deer grazing in a field with a high-powered rifle southwest of the Last West Hall Road and Highway 53. Police responded immediately to the area but the culprits had already fled the area. A search of the area revealed no wounded or dead animals. Currently, the archery season is open in this area but the firearms season is not open until November. If you witness a poacher or know who is responsible for illegal hunting activity, please call 1-800-642-3800.

In this same area, more shenanigans were committed by persons who have little or no respect for other peoples property. More mailboxes were destroyed along the rural roadways west of town. These senseless acts must be stopped. If you know who is responsible for these acts of vandalism, please call the detachment.

Police also investigated an extortion case, fraud, sex assault and more domestic situations. Members of your local detachment have also apprehended several persons under the Mental Health Act and ensured they received the necessary medical or mental health treatment they required. If you or a loved one are in need of information regarding mental health issues, please contact the Rimbey Mental Health Unit at 403-843-2406.

Police also located several people in town this week who were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. One man asked if we would allow him to drop by the next day to go to jail as he had too many appointments to fit us into his calendar. Apparently, when he awoke that day, jail was not slotted in his schedule for the next 30 days. Please, if you are wanted, clear your schedule so we don’t inconvenience you in any way.

If you have any information on 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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*8477 on Rogers AT&T

Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.

Rimbey RCMP Detachment

403-843-2224

403-843-2223

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