In the last week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 32 calls for service. Highlights include domestic assaults, trespassing complaints, fraud, theft and other criminal matters.
Dust-up sends one to hospital
Late July 6, officers responded to a bar fight at one of the local watering holes. A 36-year-old woman had been punched and kicked by another female and was taken to the hospital. The victim was treated for minor injuries and later released. Police located the alleged assailant, a 23-year-old Rimbey woman and charged her with assault. Alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Making headway in oilfield thefts
The RCMP in central Alberta are diligently working toward capturing thieves targeting oilfield sites in rural areas. Mounties from Breton and Rimbey are working together to solve these all-too common offences. To date, several offenders have been charged and stolen property recovered. However, this continues to be an ongoing problem. If you observe a suspicious vehicle or person lurking near a lease site, please call the police immediately.
Police investigate domestic violence
Rimbey RCMP responded to several domestic disputes last week. In one case, a woman allegedly physically assaulted her husband. The accused, a 42-year-old Edmonton woman, was arrested and charged with the offence. As is often the case, alcohol was a factor in this and many other matters. The Rimbey Victim Services Unit assisted police in many of these cases.
Be prepared for violent weather
Police received a 911 call from a concerned citizen reporting a funnel cloud was sighted north of Rimbey. When the fierce looking cloud approached our detachment area it dispersed and disappeared into thin air. Mother Nature seems to be relentless this year and is always unpredictable. Please make yourself and your family aware of strategies on how to be safe in the event of a tornado or flash flood. “Googling “what to do in the event of a tornado” might be a little too late after you see one bearing down on your home.
Officers will continue to be out patrolling the primary and secondary highways. Speeding and failing to wear a seat belt continue to be the most common offences. Please slow down and don’t forget to “click it or ticket.”
If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 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.