Rimbey RCMP engage in foot chase

Mounties assist Alberta Health Services

In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 41 calls for service. These calls include but are not limited to: seven suspicious vehicle or person reports; one complaint of mischief; three break and enter files; and one report of assault.

Rimbey RCMP unwittingly got their daily dose of exercise on March 31 when they engaged in a foot chase with a suspect who wasn’t too keen on spending time in jail. After receiving a call about a suspicious person, officers located the individual and through some keen investigative skills determined that the female was a prolific offender from Red Deer wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Though the female attempted to use a fake name, officers were able to determine her true identity. When the officer attempted to place her under arrest, she took off, running across the street in attempt to get away. Her escape attempt, though, was short-lived as she fell down in the ditch on the other side of the street where the officer was able to place her in handcuffs and lead her back to the police vehicle without further incident.

In the end, the female was arrested on 15 outstanding warrants from both Red Deer and Edmonton relating to property crime and failing to comply with court-imposed conditions and further charged with obstructing a peace officer. She was transported to Red Deer and will appear in Red Deer court at a later date.

Last week, Rimbey RCMP assisted Alberta Health Services (AHS) in completing home inspections on some problematic Rimbey properties. The Environmental Public Health branch of AHS work to protect the health of Albertan’s by ensuring people are living in healthy and safe homes. Environmental Health Officers inspect condo units, apartment buildings, basements suits, and other living quarters to ensure minimum standards are met, such as having a proper potable water supply, proper heating facilities, and an adequate supply of electricity. If these standards are not met, AHS is able to declare the property unfit for human habitation until the property owner is able to rectify the situation.

Environmental Public Health encourages anyone who may have concerns about properties to contact their team at 780-735-1800, or find them online at the Alberta Health Services website.

If you have information on this or any other crime, contact your local RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at www.P3tips.com, or you can download the P3 Tips app for Android or Apple on your smart phone. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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