Theft from unlocked vehicles ongoing

Over the past two weeks the Rimbey RCMP have responded to 72 calls for service.

  • Oct. 8, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Over the past two weeks the Rimbey RCMP have responded to 72 calls for service. These calls ranged from property crime offences, to collisions and other driving offences.

Thefts from vehicles in the town of Rimbey continue to be a problem, despite recent arrests. Residents are reminded to remove valuables including GPSs and keys from vehicle and lock the doors. The vast majority if not all offences involved unlocked vehicles. The investigation into these offences is ongoing.

Break and enters occurring

The local detachment and the Red Deer Forensic identification section are investigating three separate break and enters to local businesses.

Impaired drivers keep Mounties busy

Local members took eight impaired drivers off the road including three in eight hours. On September 20 at approximately 1:30 a.m. an alert officer pulled over a vehicle and issued the 39 year-old driver from Rimbey a three-day licence suspension and impounded his vehicle. Almost immediately after watching the tow truck driver drive away, the officer located another impaired driver. In this case, a 29 year-old resident of Rimbey provided breath samples of almost twice the legal limit.

His licence was suspended indefinitely and he will be appearing in court to answer criminal impaired driving charges.

Red Deer resident charged with impaired driving

At 8 a.m. a report from a concerned citizen came into the RCMP about an impaired driver. The driver was located and confirmed to be impaired. A 31 year-old resident of Red Deer who didn’t want to wait to sober up before going to work was charged with impaired driving and had his licence suspended. Unfortunately for him, he was very late for work.

Man crumpled on road taken to drunk tank

Two officers on patrols came across a male crumpled in the middle of the road. Fearing he had been hit by a car, they rushed to his aid only to find the male to be extremely intoxicated and passed out. After great effort in stirring him awake, he was given an all-expense paid trip to the drunk tank.

Man slashes tires after verbal fight in bar

A verbal argument at a local drinking establishment, left a 44 year-old Rimbey male, feeling less than satisfied. After feeling his point had not been made, he slashed the tires of a classic car belonging to the other party. Police are not sure this tactic worked. However, they are sure that it is illegal, as such the male has been charged with mischief and will be appearing in court.

Drivers warned to watch for wildlife

The change in seasons is bringing an influx of wildlife collisions to the detachment. Resident are reminded to be extra vigilant while driving especially at dawn and dusk.

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

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