The Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to 30 calls for assistance over the last week. Complaints of traffic offences and traffic collisions made up the majority of these calls.
The detachment members would like to thank the public in assisting to identify the male suspect in the photo printed in the Jan. 5 edition of the Rimbey Review . The male has been identified and the investigation is continuing. No charges have been laid just yet, however, they are expected to be in the near future.
On Jan. 5 Members were dispatched to a complaint of a residential break and enter west of Rimbey near Secondary Highway 766 and the Leedale Road. Sometime during the day, someone entered the residence and stole a flat screen television and a jewelry box containing sentimental items. Luckily for the victim they had a second televison and did not miss any of the World Juniors Hockey final. If you have knowledge of this incident, please contact Rimbey RCMP.
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Over the weekend members were dispatched to a pair of disturbances: one at a residence and another at a workplace. On Jan. 7, a call was received that a man was attempting to kick in the complainant’s front door. A member attended and the man had since left. The complainant did not want any charges laid in the matter.
The second disturbance was at an oilfield site west of Rimbey were one an employee punched another employee after some alleged name calling. The assault was reported later in the evening and the matter is still under investigation.
Police are still actively investigating the drive by shootings in the area west of Bluffton near Iola Road where a house and a vehicle were shot in two different locations on New Year’s Day at 11 p.m. Police also located a deer shot and left to rot in the area as well. The deer had been severely wounded and suffered a great deal before finally dying after being shot from Secondary Highway 607. The deer was shot in the same area and the same time frame as the other shootings. Three more deer were later found shot dead in the Leedale area south of the other complaints. Luckily in these incidents no one was physically injured. Police are using all means possible to solve these horrific crimes and are seeking the public’s assistance in these matters. If anyone has any information about these shooting incidents, please contact the Rimbey RCMP.
Another shooting complaint was reported to police on Jan. 10. Police are investigating damages to a lease site where an unknown culprit driving a snow machine drove up to a lease site building and shot holes in it causing considerable damages to the thermal electrical generator, etc. This senseless act occurred in the Gimlet area near Secondary Highway 761 at approximately 2:30 a.m. The investigation into this matter is continuing.
Police were also kept busy responding to a variety of other calls for service. Of significant interest is a side-by-side ATV that was stolen from a garage in Rimbey. The ATV is described as a black Yamaha Rhino 700 c.c.
If you have any information on these crimes or any other illegal activity, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or #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. Rimbey RCMP: (403) 843-2224 or (403) 843-2223.