Supersized drink puts woman over twice legal limit

Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service last week.

  • Oct. 16, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service last week. Highlights of the week include a plethora of copper wire thefts, uttering threats to kill, assaults, criminal harassment, impaired driving, domestic disputes and other serious matters.

Supersized drunk driver

On Thanksgiving Day, an alert Rimbey Mountie observed a vehicle driving erratically in town. A 26-year-old Bluffton-area woman stated she had “one drink” when the officer inquired about her sobriety. She didn’t however elaborate how big the drink really was as she provided two breath samples registering over twice the legal limit. She was charged accordingly.

More copper wire thefts in area

A rash of copper wire thefts occurred throughout the rural detachment area. Thieves entered several oilfield sites and stole grounding wires. Recently, there have been several arrests made and multiple charges laid in similar cases. However, these crimes are continuing. If you see anyone suspiciously hanging around an oilfield site, please call the detachment immediately.

Vandals smash windows

During the late night hours, several businesses in town and the school had windows smashed. The senseless vandalism is being fully investigated and leads are being followed up on by the pursuing officers hot on the trail of the culprit responsible for the damages. The analysis of the evidence and facts at hand in these matters is continuing. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Charges in domestic assault

Police responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute. Officers quickly responded and arrested a 23-year-old man, a resident of Rimbey, for assaulting his spouse causing bodily harm. Children Services was called in to assist police in dealing with the situation. The accused has been held in custody awaiting a future court appearance to answer to the charges.

Brown bear sighted

Police received a complaint of a brown bear near Gull Lake. Yogi had no idea he was bothering anyone and had not seen the “No Trespassing” sign. He gladly moved on to fill up on berries elsewhere getting ready for the long nap he was planning on taking shortly.

Charge laid in cold case

A cold case was re-evaluated last week. A theft under $5,000 occurred over a year ago, however at the time no solid suspect was identified. The evidence was analyzed and shared with neighboring detachments. A suspect was discovered and he was brought into the Rimbey detachment for questioning. The accused, a resident of Sylvan Lake, confessed to the alleged crime and was charged with an upcoming court date in Rimbey to share his story with the judge.

Just Posted

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Federal and provincial governments partner in investing in Valley View Manor

Government officials take part in grand opening of Valley View Manor

Valley View Manor hosts grand opening

Rimbey’s beautiful new facility celebrated

The characters between the lines

Remembering newspaper greats!

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read