Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 27 calls for service between January 15th to February 17th.
64 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates. Highway and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP. Police have received reports to the increasing number of vehicles speeding along Beattie Drive, therefore police will be monitoring this area frequently.
Speeding fines can range from $138 to $196, with excessive speeding resulting in a $368 fine and a 7-day impound of the vehicle. Speeding in school zone fines range from $196 to $253. Please obey local speed limits within our community. Hudson’s Hope RCMP is currently working with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to seek better school zone signage implemented along Beattie Dr.
• On January 18th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter into some trailers and out buildings located on a work site along the Core Rd. Though this site is being decommissioned, suspects stole some appliances and an undetermined amount of copper wiring. Due to no video surveillance, no suspects have ben identified at this time.
• On January 22nd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised to a suspect who was observed in their area who had bailed on his court approved day parole and now had a Canada wide warrant issued for his arrest. With the joint efforts and assistance of local businesses and neighbouring police jurisdictions, the suspect was located and arrested.
• On February 8th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision in the rural area of Farrell Creek Rd / Harasymyk Rd. Police attended the scene and located a single car in the ditch that contained three occupants. No injuries were observed and the male driver was confirmed to be intoxicated. The driver was charged for impaired driving and received a notice of driving prohibition with a 30 day impound of his vehicle.
• On February 12th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a traffic incident in the area of Hwy 29 / Farrell Creek Rd. Upon attending the scene, it was learnt that the suspect vehicle which was observed to have a trailer attached with a Cat skidsteer and an ATV (both later confirmed stolen from the Northern Rockies area) had become stuck in the ditch and the two male occupants had exited the vehicle with one of them brandishing a firearm. The suspects then fled the area on foot into the nearby woods. Police closed this stretch of highway for several hours for public safety and with the joint efforts of neighbouring police jurisdictions, police were able to cordon the area off. After several hours of experiencing the cold elements that the North provides, one of the suspects got cold feet (literally) and surrendered to police. The second suspect was located and arrested the following morning. Police confirmed that all the stolen property and firearms were accounted for and both males have been charged for multiple offences. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP want to thank anyone that was effected by the road closure for their patience.
• On February 13th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a suspicious male in the area of Hwy 29 / Farrell Creek Rd. Upon locating and identifying the male, police discovered an ample amount of methamphetamine on the individual who was then arrested and charged.
• On February 16th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP assisted BC Conservation officers with checking several hunters in the area of the Twelve Mile Rd. that may have been in breach of the 400 metre rule for hunting near roadways and private property. Upon investigation, it was found that all the hunters observed at this time were following the laws and no offences were found. Police and Conservation want to stress the importance of knowing the rules and regulations to hunters for when hunting near private property and public roads.
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.
This information was provided by Hudson's Hope RCMP. Email your community crime news and story tips to reporter Tom Summer at email@example.com.