In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 32 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: two thefts of trucks, one recovered stolen truck, three fraud related investigations, two other types of theft complaints, and one mental health related occurrence.
Sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. on April 28 a truck was stolen from outside a residence on 54 Avenue in Rimbey. The truck, a 2001 white Dodge ram was taken, and recovered nearby was a Ford truck which was stolen out of Rocky Mountain House five days prior. The white dodge was recovered a short time later that same day abandoned in the ditch in Leduc County.
In recognition of Operational Communications Centres during the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week that was April 11-17, Alberta RCMP highlighted some of the interesting 911 calls they have received in the past year.
People are not always aware of what constitutes an emergency. Teams work behind the scenes 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year to manage incoming calls for service to keep citizens and communities safe throughout Alberta. Sometimes it is interesting to review what shouldn’t be done in order to understand what is appropriate to do. Here are some interesting calls that operators received to 911 in the past year. “My phone settings are all in another language, how can I change it back?” “Can you bring me a hamburger, I’m hungry and cannot drive.” “I need you to stop my teenage son from vaping.” “The neighbor’s kids strum the guitar every time I go for a smoke. No matter what time of day this has been ongoing for three months since the lockdown.” Multiple calls were received reporting suspicious satellites when SpaceX launched. After reporting that their airplane had been redirected from Edmonton to Calgary, a caller refused to exit the plane until their luggage was provided to them first.
With more than 890,000 calls for service to 911 recorded in the past year, Alberta RCMP remind citizens to be mindful that emergency communications centres are busy at all hours with incoming calls about public safety. The emergency line should only be dialed in true emergency situations – when public or personal safety is at risk or a crime is in progress.
If you have information on any 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.