This week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 34 calls for service. Highlights include drugs, impaired drivers, a police pursuit and other criminal matters.
Drunk driving suspects arrested
Two more suspects were arrested and charged with drunk driving. A 52-year-old man, a resident of Brocket, found out the hard way that Mounties in Rimbey are not tolerant of drivers behind the wheel who put other citizens at risk. A 27-year-old Rimbey resident was also arrested and charged for impaired driving. Both had their vehicles seized and towed as a result of the investigations.
Just one more question ma’am…
A young lady was caught speeding and when the officer requested her name she provided her sister’s name instead because she had no license. However, the girl had no idea this Mountie watches Columbo religiously and smelled the rat immediately. Instead of a being charged with a simple ticket, she has been charged criminally with impersonation and had her car seized.
RCMP arrest five after wild chase
An off-duty Rimbey Mountie travelling home on Highway 53 observed a vehicle recklessly driving toward Rimbey. The officer called the detachment and a member quickly responded to look for the culprit. The suspect vehicle was seen speeding just north of town, and once the red and blue lights were activated, the car made evasive manoeuvres to avoid being captured.
The Mountie alerted the dispatcher of his observations and he was immediately informed the vehicle matched the description of a stolen auto hijacked earlier from the Red Deer area at knifepoint. The officer was also informed this stolen vehicle may have been recently involved in two alleged robberies in the Wetaskiwin area. The pursuit led police northbound on Highway 20. During the chase, the passengers in the stolen SUV threw rocks, liquor bottles and shot fireworks at the pursuing police cruiser trying to shake him from their tail.
Police surrounded the vehicle once it became disabled near Warburg and all five of the resistive occupants in the vehicle were arrested. The driver, who was also impaired and refused to provide a breath sample, is a 28-year-old man, who has never had a driver’s license and is suspended from applying for one. All five arrested are adults from the Hobbema area and are charged with numerous criminal offences.
Truck damaged in bull fight
An oil lease site operator parked his truck in a field and while doing his duties, several cattle moved into the area. A scuffle broke out between two bulls fighting over one of the finer looking ladies in the herd and the operator’s truck received extensive damage during the “Battle Royale” —and that’s no bull.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.
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