(BLACK PRESS file photo)

(BLACK PRESS file photo)

Rimbey RCMP respond to 51 calls for service in last week

Files include 2 break and enters, 3 thefts of vehicles, 5 other thefts, 4 traffic collisions

In the last week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 51 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: two break and enters, three thefts of vehicles, five other thefts, four traffic collisions, and fifteen suspicious activity reports.

While on patrol on April 12th, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m. an officer witnessed a side by side driven by two youths on Lockhart Road. The youths were not wearing helmets, and the ATV had no licence plate attached. A stop was initiated and the father of the youths was called to attend the scene as well. The officer discovered that the ATV was not registered, or insured, and determined to have been stolen. The vehicle has been seized and this occurrence is currently still under investigation.

On April 12th, 2020 officers responded to a dispatch of a suicidal male that was driving northbound on highway 20 and was reportedly impaired. Officers located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued driving. As the pursuit continued the vehicle continued travelling around 100km /hr on highway 20 until it turned off the highway. The officers continued to pursue the vehicle which then stopped at a driveway and the occupants exited the vehicle and ran to the home. The driver of the vehicle was easily recognized by officers and was arrested at the location. The 37-year-old male has been charged with impaired driving, operation of a motor vehicle over the legal limit, dangerous driving, flight from police, and driving while unauthorized. Also, upon searching the vehicle a firearm was located under the driver’s seat resulting in charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle. The male is to appear in Rimbey court on June 3rd, 2020.

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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