Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service over last week

Files include:1 assault file, 1 b&e report, 5 thefts and 2 trespassing complaints

In the last week, Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: ten suspicious activity complaints, one assault file, one break and enter report, five thefts including one theft of vehicle, and two trespassing complaints.

On May 11th, 2020 officers were dispatched to a disturbance call. Upon arrival officers were informed that the subject of complaint had been evicted from the residence earlier that day and had returned for belongings. Once inside the residence officers noted damage to property, and a female screaming from the bathroom. After officers talked the female inside the building down from hysterics she was placed under arrest. The female has been charged with two counts of mischief and is to appear in Rimbey court on July 8th, 2020.

On May 1, 2020, the Government of Canada reclassified the following firearms and devices as prohibited:

  • Nine (9) types of firearms by make and model, and their variants;
  • Firearms with a bore of 20 mm or greater, and those capable of discharging a projectile with a muzzle energy greater than 10,000 Joules;
  • Upper receivers of M16, AR-10, AR-15 and M4 pattern firearms.

As the holder of a valid firearms licence, you are being contacted by the Canadian Firearms Program as you may be in possession of one of these firearms.

What you should know about these firearms/devices?

  1. Owners of newly prohibited firearms are to keep them securely stored in accordance with their previous classification.
  2. They cannot be sold or imported.
  3. They may only be transported under limited circumstances.
  4. They cannot be legally used for hunting unless allowed through the Amnesty Order. *
  5. They cannot be used for sport shooting, either at a range or elsewhere.

*Exceptions are included under the Amnesty Order to allow for the continued use of the newly prohibited firearms and/or devices (if previously non- restricted) by individuals who hunt or trap to sustain themselves or their families, and by Indigenous persons exercising Aboriginal or treaty rights to hunt. At the end of the amnesty period, all firearm owners must comply with the new law.

What this means for you?

  1. An amnesty has been introduced which protects owners who were in legal possession of one or more of these newly prohibited firearms or devices on the day the amendments to the Classification Regulations came into force, May 1, 2020.
  2. The Government intends to implement a buy-back program and is looking at a range of options. More information on the buy-back program will be available at a later date.

What are your options?

  1. Wait for further instructions to participate in the buy-back program.
  2. Have your firearm deactivated by an approved business.
  3. Legally export your firearm, in which case individuals can engage businesses with the proper firearms privileges.

MORE INFORMATION

For a list of newly prohibited firearms and information about the announcement or amnesty, go to the Canadian Firearms Program website: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms

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.

-Submitted by the Rimbey RCMP

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