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Rimbey RCMP respond to 66 calls for service

Files include: 8 break and enter investigations, 4 impaired drivers and 4 vehicle thefts

In the last week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 66 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: eight break and enter investigations, six recovered stolen vehicles, four impaired driving related occurrences, five thefts from motor vehicles, and four thefts of vehicles.

Rimbey RCMP dealt with multiple impaired drivers in the last week. On June 24, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. an alert off duty Rimbey RCMP member reported a possible impaired driver. The on duty members attended and located the suspect vehicle. The male driver provided a sample into the ASD which resulted in a “FAIL” and he was arrested and brought back to the detachment for further testing. The driver has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle over the legal limit.

On June 23rd, 2020 at approximately 11:00 pm while on patrol a member saw a vehicle parked on the side of the highway with the brake lights on and the driver appeared to be passed out. The male was initially unresponsive and EMS was requested. The male was taken to hospital and subsequently released into police custody. After further investigation this driver has also been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle over the legal limit, and operation while prohibited. Both drivers are to appear in Rimbey court on September 2nd, 2020.

On June 27th 2020 officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision. The driver was initially conscious but soon after the collision lost consciousness and stopped breathing. The driver was transported to hospital for treatment. Officers suspect alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in this collision, and this occurrence is still under investigation.

It’s that time of year again when Rimbey RCMP want to catch the youth of Rimbey doing good around their community. The Positive Ticketing campaign conducted in partnership with Rimbey Victim Services is in effect once again from now until the end of August. Officers will be on the lookout for good behaviors from Rimbey youth and will be handing out positive tickets, which can be turned in at the local Detachment for a free treat and a chance to win a grand prize to be awarded at the campaign’s end.

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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