Suspicious person carrying gun case simply hunting squirrels

Suspicous driver flagging down vehicles asking for money

This past week Rimbey RCMP responded to 53 calls for service. These calls include but are not limited to: seven suspicious person or vehicle complaints; two mischief files; and seven theft related matters.

On the afternoon of May 9th, RCMP received a call regarding a possible suspicious male walking down the highway carrying what looked to be a gun case. Officers were able to locate the male, indeed taking his gun case for a walk along the side of the road. Fortunately, officers determined that inside the case was simply a pellet gun and the male was just walking home from an afternoon of squirrel hunting.

While conducting a traffic stop on Friday afternoon, an officer spotted a vehicle whose owner was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Rocky Mountain House. The individual, who was wanted in relation to an unresolved traffic violation, was arrested and held in custody in order to remedy his unpaid fines.

Last week RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious driver on Highway 766, flagging down vehicles and asking for money. The driver was described as a male wearing numerous chains who was offering drivers’ jewelry in exchange for money to purchase gas. RCMP are advising that this incident is a likely a scam, similar to incidents reported at approximately the same time last year. If you encounter a similar situation be sure to report it to the local RCMP.

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is coming up at the end of May and Rimbey Victim Services would like to remind everyone about some events they have planned. Presentations on topics ranging from internet safety to crime reduction techniques will be happening throughout the week as well as a Town Hall Community Conversation scheduled for May 29. Remember, all events are free to the public to attend. You can find more information on Victims Week events on the Rimbey Victim Services Facebook page.

If you have information on these or any other crimes, contact your local RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at, or you can download the P3 Tips ass for Android or Apple on your smart phone. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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