Rimbey RCMP kept busy investigating close to 50 files this week

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 48 files this week.

  • Sep. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 48 files this week. Highlights include domestic assault, missing persons, break and enter, theft, impaired driving, drugs, and other serious matters.

Thieves steal generator

Sometime between September 18 and 20, unknown culprit(s) broke into a residence located near Blindman Hall on Iola Road. The thieves stole a generator from the property as well as causing property damage. Police are currently investigating the case, examining all possible evidence and leads at this time.

Permission needed

A brash young man with no consideration of others was driving his ATV on a farmer’s land without permission. When the landowner approached the individual to ask him to leave he was told where to go – and that wasn’t to the police.  The farmer called the RCMP and the 25-year-old man from Sylvan Lake was charged accordingly. There is plenty of Crown land around, please respect the rights of property owners and seek permission first before you enter any private property on foot or otherwise.

Frustrated elk hunter

Police were called in the early morning hours of September 25 after an oil lease operator located a small Hyundai car in the west country that had been at a site for two days. Police began an investigation into the suspicious vehicle and located the owner after a hasty search of the area. The man, a resident of Calgary, had been out elk hunting and had just parked his car there while he was out seeking his prey in the woods. The frustrated would-be hunter was upset at his lack of success and blamed the weather, the noisy leaves and the current population of critters in our area. He stated that the “elders” in the city told him there were elk out here to be had…. I want to know if the elders gave him any idea how big an elk really is… was he planning on putting it in the trunk?

Rimbey Mounties help out

On September 23, at approximately 2 p.m., Mounties in Rimbey received a call for assistance from Ponoka Detachment who were responding to an alleged robbery that took place at a business near Highway 2 and Highway 53. While officers from Ponoka responded to the scene to ascertain what had happened and to gather evidence, officers from Rimbey headed east on Highway 53 in case the bandits fled in our direction. The suspect vehicle was observed speeding towards a Rimbey officer near 5th Meridian Road on Highway 53. When the responding officer turned on his emergency lights, the culprits sped south on the 5th Meridian Road and then east back into Ponoka Detachment’s area. It was later found that the criminals had stolen a stereo from a vehicle located in a parking area and a robbery had not taken place. Officers from Ponoka detachment are following up on all leads at this time.

Officer grateful for honesty

After serving in the far reaches of this fine country for so many years, I may have seen the worst in some people…but also the best. In all my years of carrying a badge I have never lost it…until this week. While hiking in the scenic Banff area on the weekend, I must have been totally distracted by the amazing fall colours and dropped my wallet along a trail. Tourists from all parts of the globe had the same idea as I did and the trails were packed with sightseers. I was sick to my stomach. Now what? I back tracked and searched to no avail. Just for the sake of saying I tried, I inquired at the closest building in the area to see if anyone happened to turn it in…voila! There it was. Not only did they turn it in…it had all the money in it too! My heartfelt thanks goes out to the kind, honest person who turned it in. We all have moments when we are discouraged by all the negative things going on all around us…thankfully, there are many wonderful things as well!  In Rimbey, there are many honest folks that turn in found property throughout the year. Detachment personnel are not always able to determine who the rightful owner is so if you have lost any property, please contact the detachment in the event we have it here just waiting for you to have it back!

Terry Fox Run success

Police assisted Rimbey Elementary School with the Terry Fox Run which was a huge success again this year. We are so blessed to live in a community that cares so much about these great causes. Kids ran, walked and even skipped for over two hours! Thank you motorists for taking extra care on our streets to ensure all our children make it home safely each and every day.

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:

PHONE: 1-800-222-8477

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