Spouse assaulted, attacker bitten by dog

  • Jun. 7, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 45 calls for service, the highlights or lowlights of the week include domestic assaults, sexual assaults and regular old drunken assaults, as well as attempted suicides and driving complaints.

RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of a domestic assault and when members arrived on scene the suspect had fled into the bush. A police dog and handler attended and tracked the man to a wooded area where he was found drinking beer and snacking on chocolate bars, hoping to put the day’s events behind him.

The suspect is now back indoors and munching on bread and water, as he is a guest at the Red Deer Remand Centre awaiting new charges and dealing with numerous outstanding warrants. The lessons to be learned here are: don’t abuse your spouse, and don’t run, because dogs bite.

No means no

RCMP have dealt with several sexual assault files over the past few months, two cases have just made their way to the courts resulting in significant jail time for the two separate offenders. Hopefully some time away from society will result in these offenders gaining greater understanding of the fact that “No” means “No.”

Cooler heads prevail in one argument

Two different sets of drinking buddies, will no longer be imbibing with one another. RCMP responded to two different complaints of drinking buddies assaulting one another over disagreements they were having. Charges are pending in one case, in the other, the two friends made up once they had a chance to sober up.

RCMP urge citizens to wait for cooler heads to prevail during drunken arguments, because whatever it’s about, it probably won’t be the biggest deal the next morning. Also, it definitely won’t be worth losing a friendship over.

Police defuse suicide attempts

Two separate attempted suicides kept police busy this week, including one subject who was driving around in a car. Police located both suspects and brought them to the hospital for further treatment.

Manure truck rolls through stop

Numerous traffic offences were also called in to police, including intersection and crosswalk related offences. An officer investigating an intersection complaint, thought something didn’t smell right — it turned out to be a manure truck failing to stop for the stop signs.

As the weather is much nicer, there are many more pedestrians on the sidewalks and thus crossing the road. Failing to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk could result in a fine of $575 and numerous demerit points.

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

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