Rimbey RCMP warn about loud parties

Officers responded to domestics, collisions, frauds, assaults and theft complaints from Highway 22 to Gull Lake.

  • Jul. 6, 2010 10:00 a.m.

This week the Rimbey RCMP responded to 47 calls for service.

Officers responded to domestics, collisions, frauds, assaults and theft complaints from Highway 22 to Gull Lake.

Vandalism reported

Police investigated a broken window complaint at Bluffton School, smashed flowerpots on Main Street in Rimbey and vandalism at Gull Lake. Bluffton youths are believed to responsible for the broken window at the Bluffton School, however, the vandalism elsewhere was believed to be aftermath from out of control parties in Poulson’s Pasture and Rimbey.

Police are closely monitoring several homes in the community and laying charges when possible. One particular homeowner in the Gull Lake area has received large fines relating to recent parties.

Control your cattle

Police received numerous calls from concerned motorists about cattle being at large on roadways. Small calves are sneaky and always seem to find a place to get out of the pasture. Please do your part as a livestock owner to keep your fences up and in good order. Monitor your herd to ensure they are not wondering out in traffic.

Police investigated shots fired complaints northwest and west of Rimbey and found the farmers were dealing with pesky beavers and coyotes. Concerns were about where the bullets were ending up after they were discharged. Always remember to shoot in a safe direction and know your background before pulling the trigger. If you are having flooding issues relating to beavers, the Ponoka County problem wildlife trapper may be able to assist you.

Copper wire theft fron oilfield

Another theft of copper wire occurred at a local oilfield equipment rental shop. The theft occurred during the night of June 29. Someone parked their vehicle along the west ditch of Highway 20 just south of Rimbey and cut a hole in a wire fence to gain access to the yard. Once inside, the thief stole rolls of heavy duty industrial size copper wire. If you observed any vehicles in that area, please contact the Rimbey RCMP.

Peaceful Canada Day

Canada Day celebrations were a delight and there were only minor calls to deal with. Police continued to step up patrols looking for impaired and otherwise careless drivers. Several tickets were issued but only one impaired driver was caught behind the wheel.

Rimbey may see many visitors from overseas or the Deep South during the summer. If you are hosting a tourist who would like a photo with a Mountie in red serge and your hunt for one in Banff did not work out we may be able to help you out if you call ahead and give us some notice.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477; #8477 on Telus Mobility; or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.

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