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BigBears

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More RCMP bumbling
« on: July 04, 2013, 03:28:33 PM »
Smoke em if you got em. This is a long story.

A little over a week ago a friend of ours from Drumheller got flooded in her rental house. We invited her to come stay with us. My wife drove down there & helped her load everything they could in my wifes pickup and brought her to our place.

This morning we woke up around 9 and found her & all her stuff gone. Weird as we were all getting along great but whatever, shes an adult (50).  Just to be sure I checked through our cash & valuables in the house and found $400 cash missing from my dresser. So I texted her and asked if she flew the coop, she texted back saying she was going to La Biche to see a friend then home to BC. So then I phoned the Slave Lake rcmp and told the receptionist what had happened and asked to speak to an officer because if he got a hold of La Biche rcmp I knew exactly where she was headed.....we were very short on time as she would have been arriving any minute. The secretary refused to put me through to an officer because I had not yet given a written statement. I tried to explain to her that I would run into Slave right now and get it done and that they needed to move quick to be able to catch up to her. She refused.

Right then I got another text from her saying she had already been to La Biche and was almost to Athabasca. I asked her to meet me for a coffee & she agreed. So then I phoned the Athabasca rcmp and told them the story and asked them to get somebody over there to grab her. The secretary told me there were no officers available until the afternoon. I tried to explain that this issue was very time sensetive and in a half hour she would be gone. The secretary says "there is no officer available until late afternoon or evening. I am sorry but you will have to deal with this yourself, try asking for your money back" (word for word quote). So I jumped in the truck and flew to Athabasca. I got there and parked directly behind her blocking her in. She comes to my truck, told her I wanted my money back. She denied stealing it repeatedly then once she realized she was screwed gave most of it back. I refused to move my truck so she went to a bank machine and got the rest. I still refused to move until the rcmp arrived. Several times while I was parked behind her I phoned the Athabasca rcmp to let them know what was going on. Every time the secretary told me I should just let her go because I had my money back. I refused. She told me not to expect any help until late afternoon / evening. I told her I would gladly sit there all day.  Then I got a call from an officer in Slave Lake. I told him the whole story. He too told me that nobody from Athabasca would be able to help for many hours and that I should just drop it. I refused. Then he said "I am ordering you to move your truck & let this person go or we will arrest you & charge you with forcible confinement".  I asked him to walk me through the process of a legal citizens arrest and I would arrest her myself. He told me there is no such thing as a citizens arrest anymore and if I continued to detain her I would be arrested myself.

Although it killed me to do it, I moved my truck & let her go. I drove straight to the Athabasca rcmp & wrote out a statement. The secretary there was obviously not happy with me for making so many calls and suggested that I just forget it as I already had my money back! Unbelievable! I fully understand that there could very well have been more serious issues to deal with this morning. I was perfectly happy to sit & wait all day and told her that every time she tried to talk me into "just dropping it". She couldnt seem to understand why I would want to sit in the heat all day when I already got my money back from her. I explained to her (as I did every other time with every single person I spoke to) that this was a THEFT plain & simple.  I got every single word of her denial, confession and giving me my money back on video with my iPhone. It was a slam dunk charge and conviction. She stil maintained that I should just drop it.

I am MAD! I am going to scream bloody murder about this all the way to the top of the rcmp. How does a cop just let a thief walk away scot free when they are caught red handed?

If anybody knows how to post a video on here email me at bigbears@live.ca and I will email them to you if you could post them for me :)

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 05:02:52 PM »
The employees of Buffalo Cab were too busy at Timmie's-coffee trough & dognuts.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 06:29:37 PM »
Un fricken believable

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 10:07:41 PM »
That sucks..

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 08:45:20 AM »
Here is the videos for Chris.  Unbelievable that she wouldn't get charged. 






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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 08:50:30 AM »
Last 2.  Sorry for them being broken up but that was the only way Chris could text to me to post.




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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 03:19:09 PM »
sure sucks when people try and rip you off.

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 10:02:25 PM »
Treat each day as your last; one day you will be right.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 10:02:34 PM »
I guess what goes around comes around!

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 04:19:11 PM »

Now TUC, why did you have to go and say what so many were thinking???

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2013, 03:03:32 PM »
The GRC was full of shyte.  Of course, there is a citizen's arrest.  He is paid 6 figures to do the arresting for us and to enforce the Rule of Law; not his own bigotry.  He might ask you to consider letting her go but when you say "no" - that's the end of that.  As you say, she committed a crime.

IMO, the GRC's often act like any other big union and protect their turf.  That is what "protect and serve" means in their dictionary - protect their turf and serve themselves.  Get maximum O.T. and do as little real work as possible.  Bully anyone who gets in your way.

Have I mentioned that I want them gone from Alberta?
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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2013, 08:37:50 PM »
And it begins lol.  This story would be way cooler if she was rockin a black dodge dually.
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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013, 12:05:02 PM »
Laughing at a couple of the stupid comments. Apparantly mini minds still make mini mind comments. Maybe go back to the other forum where the mini minds meet.
Hey Big Bears, I am with you, seems like Police don't want to do their jobs anymore. It seems the RCMP have gone a long way downhill over the years. Used to be a proud organization.

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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 08:34:18 PM »
Laughing at a couple of the stupid comments. Apparantly mini minds still make mini mind comments. Maybe go back to the other forum where the mini minds meet.
Hey Big Bears, I am with you, seems like Police don't want to do their jobs anymore. It seems the RCMP have gone a long way downhill over the years. Used to be a proud organization.
     It seems like you are still up to the same old shit. 
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Re: More RCMP bumbling
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 11:02:19 PM »
So heres an update on this, things have got more interesting. I filed a formal complaint against the Slave Lake constable, Slave Lake receptionist and Athabasca receptionist. The Slave Lake receptionist lost her job, the Slave Lake constable & Athabasca receptionist were both reprimanded for their actions, (although they wouldnt tell me what if any action was taken).

They didnt really take it all that seriously until Kris Sim from the Sun News contacted both detachments. They wouldnt give her a statement and they aired the whole thing on The Charles Adler show.

In the end, the Slave Lake sgt apologized for what he admitted was poor behavoir. He tried to play the "miscommunication" card first but that didnt fly. They got caught being lazy.

Now the woman is safely in bc. According to the Slave Lake sgt once she is out of the province there is nothing that can be done until shes back in Alberta. He told me that they were going to issue a warrant for her and that a constable would be contacting me about collecting her information but its been a week now and I havnt heard from anybody. I suspect they may need more prodding to actually get it done.

Its a sad state of affairs when youve got the bad guy caught red handed, video taped confession, pinned in a parking lot a block or 2 from the detachment and are willing to sit there happily & wait for a cop & they STILL wont show up and even try to force you to let her go.

While wer on the subject of lazy rcmp, I make a point of calling in drunk drivers. Every one I see. I drive for a living and these idiots are a huge hazzard for me. The last 2 I called in (one about a week ago and one a few months ago) got zero attention. The one last week the 911 operator didnt even ask for the license number before she was saying good bye. I had to stop her and ask if she wanted it, then she took it and nothing happened. I ended up behind him for almost 2 hrs, no phone call from the rcmp for information, no traffic stop, nothing. And he was in tough shape. Despite another call to 911 because I was scared he was gonna kill somebody they did absolutley nothing.

This is a serious concern. When you cant count on the cops who do you count on?