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.

Just Posted

School board officials meet with town council

Town council and WCSD work together

Alberta Justice Minister advocates UCP rural crime plan

Expanded property rights, more power to peace officers, demonetizing scrap mental part of UCP plan

A lesson in excellence and success

Mary Kemmis of Black Press Media is the recipient of the 49 Langarans Award

Santa is coming

Tis the season

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

‘Midget’ no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Ottawa urges CN and union to continue talks as 3,200 workers go on strike

The rail workers began their strike after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline

University of Calgary to slash payroll after post-secondary funding cuts

The government is also cutting all funding for the Infrastructure Maintenance Program

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Blood donor clinic today

Spots still available to give blood

15 charged following protests at two Alberta kennels that provide sled dog tours

RCMP say they were called to the Mad Dogs and Englishmen kennels east of Canmore

Most Read