The officers of the Rimbey RCMP detachment have seen a steady rate of calls over the last several weeks, averaging around 30 per week.
In between Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, the officers responded to 33 calls for service, with a significant number of them taking place on the highways and roads surrounding the community.
With darkness falling so early now, thanks to time change, officers have seen a jump in animal-involved motor vehicle collisions with four occurring in the last week. Additionally, officers responded to three complaints of a suspicious person or vehicle, one traffic collision, issued five traffic violation tickets, and issued one charge under the mandatory roadside screening rules.
Under the criminal code side of police work, officers responded to one complaint of mischief, two complaints of break-and-enter, one complaint of theft, laid one charge of possession of property obtained by crime, and responded to one complaint of fraud or extortion.
In matters that fall outside of traffic or criminal code, officers provided general assistance to the public twice, conducted two well-being checks and responded to three mental health calls.
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.