Despite the holiday, the call volumes remained consistent for the Rimbey RCMP detachment during the final days of December 2022.
From Dec. 29, 2022, to Jan. 5, 2023, officers in the Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to 44 calls for service; and, has been the trend, a significant number of the calls involved the roads and highways of the region.
Officers responded to six collisions involving animals, four others involving other vehicles, issued three traffic tickets, responded to three drivers who were either impaired or failed to comply with Alberta’s mandatory roadside screening program and responded to two reports of suspicious people or vehicles.
For criminal code matters, officers responded to four reports of mischief, two reports of break-and-enter, two reports of theft, two reports of fraud or extortion, one assault, one sexually related offence, one report of disturbing the peace, and one report of possession of stolen property.
In other matters that are a regular part of police work, but don’t fall into criminal code or traffic categories, officers responded to two mental health calls, two sudden deaths, dealt with two lost-and-found items, and responded to one animal call.
To report a crime in the Rimbey area, minor issues can be reported through the RCMP app, available on all Apple and Android devices, or by calling the 24-hour non-emergency line at 403-843-2223.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.p3tips.com or via the P3 Tips app, also available on apple and Android devices.
In the case of emergency, call 911.