Chevy Blazer stolen
On December 1st, a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, blue in colour, was stolen from Rimbey. The vehicle has yet to be recovered.
Father and son jailed
Your local detachment continues to crack down on impaired driving offences in the community in an effort to make our roads safer. Several more local and out-of-towners were arrested and charged with drunk driving. In one case, on December 12, a 56-year-old male, a resident of Rimbey, and his 32-year-old son were stopped by police at the midnight hour. Both men had been drinking. The father was arrested for impaired driving at the scene. The son, who was on Court Orders to not consume any alcohol, jumped out of the vehicle and ran away from the officer. The officer knew who he was, so the “apple that didn’t fall far from the tree” was hunted down within the hour and joined his dad in jail.
‘Check in’ requirements not met
Police arrested more wanted people in an effort to track down people in the community evading the law. Police also have a requirement for some individuals to “check-in” at the detachment who have been released from jail on bail awaiting upcoming court dates. In one case, a man who is not allowed to consume any alcohol whatsoever, attended the detachment to report in and smelled of liquor. He was arrested and now gets three hots and a cot at the Queen’s Motel.
Mounties seize high-powered rifle
A local 19-year-old man was charged when he was stopped at a check stop and found to have a loaded high powered rifle in his possession and was without a valid firearms license. The gun was seized at the scene and the male will appear in Rimbey court on January 3 to answer to the charges.
Hwy. 20 MVA results in serious injury
On December 10 at approximately 1p.m., police, EMS and fire department personnel attended a serious collision on Highway 20 near Forshee. A northbound Ford F350 lost control and began to fishtail, crossed the centre line and finally ended up facing south on the edge of the highway. A southbound car, believed to be avoiding the Ford F350, lost control on the roadway and crossed the centre line striking a northbound minivan head-on. The unconscious driver in the southbound car, a resident of Rimbey, was trapped in the car. First responders at the scene used crow bars to pry the doors open to extricate the 40-year-old female from the crushed vehicle and she was quickly transported to the Red Deer Hospital and then to the Edmonton University of Alberta Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. The two occupants of the minivan, residents of Red Deer, were also transported by EMS to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol was not a factor in this incident and all parties were wearing their seat belts. Winter road conditions were a factor in this case. The highway was temporarily closed, however, it was re-opened with one-lane traffic until the scene could be cleared and made safe for travelling motorists.
Break and enter
Rimbey Mounties investigated a break and enter where numerous firearms were stolen from a rural home. The investigation led police to a home in Lacombe where a search warrant was executed. A 28-year-old man was arrested on scene and charged with possession of stolen property. Numerous stolen items were recovered in the searched residence. Further investigation revealed additional alleged offences recently committed by the thief and serious charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
Beware of Internet scam
Fraudsters are busy targeting local citizens via the phone and Internet. In several cases, a man phones you and advises he works for Microsoft as a technician. The phony technician then requests you follow certain steps on your computer which allows him to navigate in your computer allowing access to your private information (passwords, etc.). Please do not give anyone personal information over the phone, unless you know it to be credible. For more information on recent scams, please visit www.phonebusters.com.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:
#8477 on Telus Mobility
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