Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 30 calls for service between October 24 and November 12. Forty-five 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, especially with the school season now in effect.
Speeding fines can range from $138 to $196, with excessive speeding resulting in a $368 fine and a seven-day impound of the vehicle. Speeding in school zone fines range from $196 to $253. Please obey local speed limits within our community.
• On October 16, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a vehicle on fire near the Farrell Creek bridge. Local firefighters attended the scene and confirmed that no persons were injured or within the vehicle. Upon further examination, it was confirmed that this vehicle is the one that has been left in place since July due to the truck being on Crown land and having no ownership. Environment Canada was notified but to date, no actions have been taken.
• On October 26, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a road-check near Ardill Ave. where police checked multiple drivers for sobriety. During the stop, one driver was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition for being found under the influence, and police also found several drivers with open cannabis within the vehicle, which was seized.
As a reminder with the new Cannabis Act regarding the transportation of cannabis in a motor vehicle:
“An adult can operate a vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in motion, if the following conditions are met: If the cannabis was produced by a federal producer, is still in the packaging from its purchase by a consumer and the packaging has never been opened; Cannabis is not readily accessible to the driver and any passengers in the vehicle, or There are no more than 4 cannabis plants that are not budding or flowering.(CCLA, sec. 81(2).”
Contravention of the Act can result in a $230 ticket and full seizure of all cannabis found.
• On November 5, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of several break and enters/thefts that had occurred to oil field lots and buildings along the Core Road and Farrell Creek Road with several large items being stolen. Oil field security personnel have obtained and provided evidence of several vehicles that may be involved and this continues to be an open police investigation.
• On November 8, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an aggressive male deer (buck) that was observed chasing a loose dog. Police conducted patrols but were unable to locate the exact deer but the dog was unscaved and returned to its owner. As a reminder, it is that time of the year where the bucks only have one thing on their minds, “Love is in the Air” (quoting John Paul Young), and to refrain from approaching and or attempting to feed any deer or other wildlife as well as keeping your dogs secure from roaming freely.
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.