The Rimbey RCMP received 91 calls for service over the last two weeks. RCMP officers have been kept busy investigating break and enters, thefts and other serious matters.
The deer rutting season has also begun, resulting in many vehicle collisions involving wildlife. In one day, six vehicles struck deer and in each case the damages were more than $1,000.
RCMP have increased patrols in rural areas in an effort to curb driving complaints and other more serious complaints. In particular, this week police are looking for a black synthetic saddle with matching breast collar and bridles that was stolen from a trailer on an acreage near Rimbey.
RCMP investigating B&E crimes
During the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 there were several break and enters to businesses in Rimbey. It is not believed that these are all related, however, the investigation is continuing into these matters. In total, three businesses were entered. In one case, a safe was attacked and a considerable amount of damage was done during the entry and subsequent search by the culprit(s) in attempts to locate anything of value. In another case, a small amount of money and hairstyling equipment was taken. In the third incident, a television and a laptop computer were stolen.
Police attended the Seniors Centre recently and provided a one-hour presentation on fraud prevention tips. Many seniors are targeted by thieves trying to make a quick buck by offering goods and services to unsuspecting honest people and they do not deliver. The Rimbey detachment has received many complaints of various frauds. Unfortunately, many of these victims were unaware of the scams out there and fell victim to their smooth talk and deceitful charm. Police recommend www.phonebusters.com where a list of the most recent scams being reported across the country can be seen. Remember, if a deal appears to good to be true — it probably is.
Mischief at convent investigated
The RCMP are also seeking information regarding mischief at Saint Mary’s Convent near Bluffton. Police are actively patrolling this area and are seeking the public’s assistance in determining whoever is responsible for these irresponsible acts.
Finally, and most disturbing, sometime during the evening of Nov. 10, a beautiful nine- year-old horse was shot and left suffering from the gunshot wound between Range Road 15 and Range Road 20 north of Secondary Highway 611. Someone in the area fired a shot from a high-powered rifle, striking the horse. The horse was left and was found still alive the following morning by the owners. A veterinarian attended and determined that the horse was fatally wounded and it had to be put down. RCMP and fish and wildlife Officers are actively investigating this senseless act.
The horse was a family pet and highly trained and loved. If you have any information in regards to this or any other crime, please call the local Rimbey RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers: phone 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility, *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 or (403) 843-2223.