Rimbey RCMP wear their red serge uniforms to march in parade

Over the past two weeks Rimbey RCMP have responded to and proactively investigated 120 occurrences.

  • Jul. 28, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Over the past two weeks Rimbey RCMP have responded to and proactively investigated 120 occurrences, including: domestic violence, mental health, theft, break and enters, missing children, criminal harassment, motor vehicle collisions, and traffic complaints to name a few.

On top of their regular duties of protecting and serving the fine people of this community, the Rimbey RCMP shined up their boots and marched in red serge at the lead of this year’s Rimbey Rodeo Parade. It was a very warm day. The heat of the sun was almost unbearable, but the real warmth came from an appreciative crowd.

Thank you for your support.

Charges laid in domestic assault

During this reporting period, two people were charged with domestic assault. In one case, their children were exposed to the violence. Child and Family Services were notified of the incident, and they are following up to ensure the safety of the children involved. Children are very impressionable. Their biggest role models in life are their parents. With this in mind, it is imperative that we as parents and caregivers lead by our best example. Following in-depth research into what adolescents require to grow into healthy, caring, and responsible people, the Search Institute has discovered 40 developmental assets. Parents and adult caregivers play a key role in the successful development of our youth. Similarly, parents can also have the most profound negative impact on a developing youth. How we treat others echoes far beyond the moment we are in. For more information on the 40 Developmental Assets, visit searchinstitute.org. If you are having trouble in your relationship with a significant other, and you don’t know what to do or where to turn, please call the Rimbey Victim Service Unit at 403-843-8494 for assistance. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, call 911 to report the crime.

Break and enters investigated

The RCMP investigated three break and enters. At least two individuals broke into a house on a rural property late at night. They stole some items from the yard and from the house be- fore the owner of the house woke up and scared them away. The RCMP learned that some of the items were sold that day to a guy in Bentley. He thought he was getting a great deal, until we rolled up. Property was recovered and one 28-year-old male was charged with possession of stolen property. Charges are pending on the suspects who committed the break-in.

Unsolved thefts

Other thefts remain unsolved. A skid steer was stolen from a rural property near Rimbey, and a holiday trailer was stolen from a yard in town. The RCMP is actively investigating these thefts and would appreciate information from the public that would assist in recovering the property and identifying the thieves.

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 #8477 on Telus Mobility *8477 on Rogers AT&T

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

Finally, a word on boat safety.

Lately, many people have been taking advantage of the warm weather and enjoying time on the water. For one boater on Gull Lake things got hot when he had an engine fire onboard. The fire was safely extinguished and the boat was recovered by a volunteer fireman who was in the area.

In order to have a truly enjoyable time on the water, certain emergency equipment is required in your boat: lifejackets for each person on board, emergency first aid kit, re- boarding device, 15 meters of buoyant heavy line, watertight flashlight, flares, manual propelling device (oars) or an anchor, manual bilge pump or bailer, sound signalling device. You may notice that beer is not on the list of required equipment. As a matter of fact, it does not even make the list of optional equipment. Be aware that transporting liquor on a boat may subject you to fines under the Gaming and Liquor Act. Furthermore, if the boat operator is under the influence of alcohol, he or she may be charged criminally for impaired operation just like they would if driving a car.