Rimbey RCMP respond to prank 9-1-1 call

Signs to look for regarding suspicous activities

In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 61 calls for service. These calls include but are not limited to: six thefts, three complaints of threats uttered, three thefts of motor vehicles files, and five traffic collisions.

On August 21 RCMP responded to a 911 hang up call. The caller phoned 911 as a prank and thought he could hang up before dispatch found his location. Members attended and found the male outside the residence with his girlfriend. When one of the constables approached and spoke with him marihuana could be smelled, he was laughing, and he did not hide the fact that he was smoking. The officer explained the consequences of prank calling 911 and he said he was sorry, but as it turned out the male had an outstanding warrant and was consequently taken into custody.

A reminder to everyone that school starts again on September 3 so please obey the school zone speed limits, and also remind your children when they are walking to and from school to make use of the lighted crosswalks when possible.

Is there a property in your community where illegal activities may be occurring?

Signs to look for include:

• Residents that are rarely seen, distant or secretive

• Frequent visitors and unusual traffic at odd times of the day or night

• People repeatedly visiting the property who only go to the door for short durations

• Increased vehicle or foot traffic

• Frequent late-night activity

• Windows blackened or curtains always drawn

• Extensive investment in home security

• Neglected property and yard

• Presence of drug paraphernalia or strange odours coming from the property

• Residents who regularly meet vehicles near the property for short periods of time

If you are suspicious of a property, do not investigate it yourself or approach the occupants. Contact local police or SCAN. To report a problem property in your neighbourhood, you can contact Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) toll free at: 1-866-960-SCAN (7226). You can also file a complaint online at www.scan.alberta.ca

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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