Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 41 files this week. Highlights include domestic assault, suicide, theft, impaired driving, drugs, fraud and other serious matters.
Rimbey RCMP were kept busy dealing with several attempted suicides in the community. Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit (VSU) and Central Alberta Child and Family Services assisted members with these difficult situations.
Another domestic led to charges at Parkland Beach. A man allegedly assaulted his spouse during a verbal argument that escalated to physical violence. Domestic violence recently made international news when an NFL player assaulted his spouse. Even President Barack Obama stated, “hitting a woman is not something a real man does”. Whether you are a man or a woman, there is no excuse for domestic violence!
Again, this week two more drunk drivers where arrested and charged by Rimbey cops. Each week, we stress the issue of drinking and driving in our community. As a comparison, we studied 5 other Alberta RCMP detachments of similar size and community demographics to see how Rimbey compares in regards to criminal impaired driving charges over the last year. Here are the numbers: Bashaw “10”, Bow Island “4”, Oyen “9”, Thorsby “9” and Coronation “9”. Shockingly, Rimbey detachment has laid “59” criminal code charges for impaired driving during the same time frame. Last year, I noticed a bill board in a large American City that said, “If you got caught drunk driving last night – better get Coffee in the morning”. Coffee being an attorney who specialized in drunk driving. Here is a novel idea – have coffee at night instead of going over your limit on spirits and you won’t have to worry about it! Please, make a plan before you start drinking on how you intend to get home. If you already have a safe ride lined up, you may make a better decision when your thought process might be a little blurry at 2 AM. Your local detachment is committed to making our roads and streets safe for all motorists and their families. If you drink and drive – you will get arrested.
COPS in action
On a lighter note, a concerned citizen who was worried that someone they knew had possibly overdosed on narcotics called 911. When Mounties and EMS arrived on scene, a man was found to have swallowed a very large quantity of ecstasy pills and snorted cocaine, which he chased down with beer. Once police had the man in custody and the environment safe, EMS personnel attended to the man. When the man learned he was under arrest and going to the hospital to be checked out more thoroughly by a doctor he yelled, “I’m not going anywhere! This is not convenient for me! I was watching COPS on TV and I still have another episode to watch!” One of the EMS attendants quickly responded, “Dude, this is better…now you get to watch it LIVE”.
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:
#8477 on Telus Mobility
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