Rimbey RCMP responds to 50 calls in one week

RCMP deal with theft, break and enters and impaired drivers

This week, Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to 50 calls for service. These included three break and enters, two reports of impaired drivers, 3 frauds, and four theft related files, among other occurrences.

Former Rimbey area resident, Jennifer Gerth has her first court appearance coming up shortly here in Rimbey. She was charged with trespassing and attempted theft when she allegedly wandered into a local gas plant and tried to steal gas from a fuel tank. When asked about her intentions she gave the excuse that someone had told her she could just drive in and gas up.

Anyone who frequently uses Facebook may be familiar with a sad story of a stolen vehicle out of Edmonton that had the families two beloved pet dogs in the back seat when it was taken. Thankfully both the vehicle and the dogs were located near Rimbey and the dogs have been reunited with their rightful owners. Rimbey RCMP is working with Edmonton Police Service to process and examine physical evidence left behind by the culprit(s).

Several warrants of arrest have been issued for offences originating from an investigation started earlier in December 2017. Around this time, Rimbey RCMP began an investigation into the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card. The card was fraudulently used in Rimbey more than 20 times over a period of two months before being reported to police. In partnership with the affected business, police were able to identify nine suspects.

More recently, while conducting patrols in town, an officer was flagged down by a concerned citizen at a local bar who was concerned an intoxicated patron sitting in their vehicle may drive off. Thanks to this timely report police were able to intervene before the patron was able to drive off. Drunk driving is not a victimless crime, approximately 90 people are killed in Alberta each year in crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs. Thankfully we’re pretty good at holding these drivers accountable, Alberta boasts one of the highest conviction rates for drunk drivers in Canada.

On March 28th, Rimbey RCMP hosted its first meeting with the newly formed community consultative group. Discussion focused on community concerns and policing priorities such as reduction of property crime which is a priority for Alberta RCMP. Many thanks to those individuals and groups who have offered their input in policing activities in our fine community.

The public plays a pivotal role in preventing crime. They are our eyes and ears in the community. Rimbey and area residents provide us with information that helps us respond adequately and gather intelligence and deploy necessary resources to fight criminal activity in a given area

If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:

PHONE: 1-800-222-8477

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Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.

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