This past week the Rimbey RCMP responded to 44 calls for service, including break and enters, traffic offences and impaired driving instances.
Several high school kids were charged under the Traffic Safety Act for offences committed around the schools. A teenaged boy received a violation ticket for doing donuts in the ball diamond parking lot, and a girl was charged after proceeding unsafely after stopping that resulted in a collision with another vehicle. In the final instance, a 17-year-old girl illegally passed a school bus that was stopped and had red lights flashing and stop sign activated.
Bluffton resident charged with assaulting spouse
In an act of domestic violence, a 51-year-old Bluffton man was charged with assault causing bodily harm after he assaulted his wife over her cleaning habits. He is currently residing in the Red Deer Remand Centre.
RCMP investigate break and enter
Rimbey RCMP are investigating a break and enter that occurred in Viewmar estates on or about March 27.
The suspect broke into a residence and took keepsakes, electronics and liquor. The forensic identification section is currently assisting the Rimbey RCMP in this matter.
Thieves have stolen copper wire from two parked welding trucks around Rimbey. In a separate but likely related case, a $2,600 diesel particulate filter was stolen from a Dodge truck parked on Main Street. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.
Impaired drivers keep RCMP busy
During an event at the community centre, officers were kept busy with noise complaints and impaired drivers. A 19-year-old man, a resident of Red Deer, was charged with being in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired. He provided samples of his breath registering more than twice the legal limit. The accused faces a court date, his vehicle was impounded and his license suspended pending the outcome of the trial.
A 23-year-old woman from Bluffton was given a 30-day license suspension as she has a graduated driver’s license and is forbidden from consuming any alcohol before driving. Evidently, the allure of men in Wranglers with big belt buckles buying her drinks was too much.
Finally, a 25-year-old man, a resident of Red Deer, was given a 24-hour license suspension for driving while high on illicit drugs.
In another incident involving alcohol, three characters got drunk and decided to go torment one of the individual’s ex-girlfriends. They did a brake stand in her driveway, throwing rocks in the air, breaking two windows in her vehicle.
As a result, a 32-year-old resident of Bentley, is charged with mischief, impaired driving and refusing a breath demand.
In the same incident, when police arrived a 28-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle and resident of Bluffton, threw a loaded firearm out the window. He is facing mischief and firearms charges.
If you have any information on these 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.
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