Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 105 files in the last two weeks. Highlights include drug busts, theft, impaired driving, break and enters, sexual assault and other serious matters.
Police are investigating the theft of a 2009 Jayco Jay Flight 22′ travel trailer that was recently stolen from Rimbey. Please take precautions and put a hitch lock on your trailer which may deter a “would be” thief from preying upon your hard earned property. RCMP continue to investigate this matter.
Drug dealers charged
Rimbey Mounties are cracking down hard on drug dealers and those who are using drugs in the community. Officers have charged five persons with possession for the purpose of trafficking and seized large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, marihuana and oxycodone, as well as numerous prohibited weapons, from those involved. Police will continue to use all resources possible in an effort to reduce illegal drugs in our community and to prosecute those responsible for trafficking them.
Hunters need permission
RCMP officers have been patrolling the rural area checking hunters and responding to illegal hunting complaints. Please ensure you have permission to access any lands you wish to hunt and respect their rights. Twice, officers dealt with men who were politely told “no” by a landowner and the offenders went on the land any ways. The fines for Wildlife Act offences are extremely steep and you may lose your firearms, equipment and your hunting license privileges. Recently, anglers caught with unlawful walleye in their possession received fines amounting to over $800 per fish. Alberta is blessed to have natural resources such as fish and wildlife. We must protect those resources for future generations. Please ensure you understand all the hunting and fishing regulations before you set out on your next adventure in God’s Country.
Oil lease hit by thieves
An oil lease site was hit again by thieves just northwest of town. Sometime during the night on October 7th, criminals stole a large quantity of 2’x2′ yellow absorbent pads and large 4′ glass test tubes from a building on the site. Police are actively following up on leads in this matter.
Speeders issued tickets
Police received complaints of speeders on Highway 771 near Parkland Beach during the early morning commuting hours. Police set up in the area before the rooster crowed and, utilizing a Laser, issued a number of tickets for speeding and for no registration. Police impounded a vehicle during the blitz. Officers will continue to patrol these high traffic areas to reduce traffic offences and to make our roads safer.
Impaired driver charged
Mounties arrested and charged another impaired driver on the weekend after he had consumed too many schnicks and then got behind the wheel. The 24- year-old man, a resident of the Buck Lake area, also had his 2004 Ford F150 seized and impounded. Some fines for impaired driving convictions were over $3,500 in Rimbey Provincial Court last Friday. The fine is not the worst of it either … consider the criminal record, losing your job, losing your driving privileges, etc. Ask yourself if it is worth it. If you think it is… come by the detachment and we can show you pictures of the carnage at the many collisions we have attended where drunk drivers took innocent lives and/or their own and you might change your mind. Please, don’t drink and drive.
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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