RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Rimbey RCMP respond to 42 calls for service

Files include: one assault investigation, one theft of motor vehicle and one break and enter report

In the last week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 42 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: one assault investigation, one theft of motor vehicle, five other theft related occurrences, and one break and enter report.

On July 16th, 2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m. a locked SUV was stolen from behind a business on 50th avenue in Rimbey. The vehicle was recovered the next day in Red Deer. At the time of recovery there were two occupants asleep in the vehicle who have both been charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

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We’ve received reports of a new variation of this scam where fraudsters say that your Social Insurance Number (SIN) has been blocked, compromised or suspended. Remain Vigilant.

Fraudsters are pretending to be calling from government agencies such as: Service Canada, the RCMP, or various court houses and could be displaying the phone number of these agencies on your caller ID. Consumers who receive this call are asked to provide their SIN and other personal information (DOB, name, address, etc.). Victims who provide their personal information to fraudsters are at risk of identity fraud. Never provide personal information over the phone, online or through email in response to an unsolicited request.

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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