Tofield, Alberta –
On August 15, 2013 the ALERT Green Team North and members of the Tofield RCMP, conducted a Controlled Drugs & Substances Act search warrant on a rural property north of Lindbrook, Ab (Approx 10 km North/West of Tofield Alberta).
Nov. 10: Police attended a neighbour dispute in Holden. There had been some long standing issues and both parties were spoken to and the matter was resolved.
Nov. 10: Police were called to assist the ambulance in Ryley dealing with an intoxicated male. Police were cancelled before they arrived as the matter was well in hand.
The community is used to seeing his face in the performance of his duty and volunteering for worthy causes. But the official service is done as of last Friday for Tofield Detachment Commander Sgt. Jim Warren, who took his retirement after over 40 years of service in the RCMP.
Sgt. Jim Warren, joint commander for Tofield and Viking RCMP detachments, has announced his retirement as of Friday, Sept. 14 after serving the Tofield area for over 17 years.
Warren, who has been a police officer for over 40 years, said he is leaving “with a great deal of sadness,” but said policing “is a young person’s profession.”
Since Sgt. Warren will be gone from the detachment as of this coming Friday, we urge everyone who can to stop in or call to let him know his years of service in the community, both as a police officer and citizen, are much appreciated.
Warren plans to remain in Tofield as a private citizen and to continue to contribute to the community with his wife, Marilyn, in his retirement.
Please see next week’s edition (SEPT. 18/12) for further details.
On Aug. 31, Tofield RCMP issued a roadside suspension and vehicle seizure to a motorist who failed a breathalizer.
RCMP received a report Aug. 31 of a truck theft that had occurred overnight in Tofield. The vehicle was subsequently located in Edmonton on Sept. 3 and returned to its owner.
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A young Tofield man was involved in a single vehicle rollover that took his life on Sunday, Aug. 26.
Sgt. Jim Warren re-ports that the accident was discovered about 5 a.m. that day when someone reported a vehicle upside down in the ditch.
On Tuesday, June 12, five of the detachment’s seven constables appear-ed as witnesses in Vegreville court. The appearances took up the entire day requiring the RCMP to reschedule shifts.
“This is killing our budget,” said Warren. To try and keep costs down the detachment has to be run with less than a full complement.
On Friday, May 25, RCMP attended a complaint of an assault in Ryley. Sgt. Jim Warren reports that one man was charged with assau-lting a female in a domestic dispute.
On Saturday, May 26, RCMP attended a disturbance at The Garage Bar and Grill and Tofield. A female was charged with uttering threats, mischief and resisting arrest.