Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 47 calls for service between April 18 to May 23.
62 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates for various motor vehicle related offences. Highway and road safety continues to be a focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.
On April 28th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a routine check-stop along Hwy 29, near the entrance to Dinosaur Lake. During this check-stop, police checked approximately 50 motorists for sobriety, seatbelts, and vehicle insurances/registration compliance. Two stops of interest were generated during this check-stop, with a suspended/unlicensed driver, and a prohibited driver being found and later charged.
On April 29th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a motorist along Beattie Dr. for speeding and upon the investigation, police found the driver of the vehicle to be impaired by alcohol. This driver received a 3-day driving prohibition and an impound of their vehicle.
On May 2nd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of mischief to a vehicle along Beryl Prairie Rd. It was reported and confirmed that an unknown suspect removed several bolts from the rear differential and had cut the brake lines of the vehicle which was parked on private property. This act was conducted in a malicious nature for unknown reasons at this time and the file remains open for further investigation.
On May 7th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received another report of a loose bison that was roaming along Canyon Dr. and impeding traffic. The attending RCMP member located the furry suspect and was able to herd the beast off the roadway and into the nearby wooded area. The owner of the bison was contacted and all details were forwarded to the Peace Area Range and Agricultural Officer.
On May 12th, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a motorist along Hwy 29 for speeding and upon speaking with the driver, it was confirmed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Upon a road-side sobriety test being administered, the driver failed and was issued a 7-day driving prohibition and an impound of their vehicle.
On May 16th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle along Dudley Dr. It was reported that a window had been smashed out of the local Lions bus but no other damages were found. This file remains open for any possible leads or witnesses.
On May 17th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an attempted assault with a vehicle. It was reported that the suspect had intentionally swerved their vehicle toward the victim and missed them by a mere foot. The driver was positively identified and was later charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. This matter is now before the courts.
Between May 20th to May 22nd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were out in full force for the May long weekend. Several check-stops were conducted in the known hotspot areas and police issued several driving prohibitions for impaired driving with all vehicles and ATV’s/ORV’s being impounded. Police further conducted ATV patrols throughout the back roads and trails, checking for ATV/ORV safety compliance and Wildfire checks. Several tickets and fines were issued for safety infractions and two Wildfire tickets were issued to individuals found to be contravening the fire ban.
On May 22nd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called out to a report of shots fired near the area known as Second Beach. Upon investigation, it was found that an individual had fired a single shot into an empty side x side after a verbal altercation had occurred between two parties. Police located a suspect who was later charged. This matter is currently still under investigation.
On May 22nd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP attended a residence off of Beryl Prairie Rd. after receiving a report of a large open fire being ignited. Police and Fire located a large open fire that was being used to burn garbage and debris. Being that the fire was in contravention of the current fire ban, the resident was issued a ticket under the Wildfire Act with fines totalling close to $2,000.00.
Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page.
Cpl. Erich Schmidt
Hudson’s Hope RCMP