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Hudson's Hope Police Report — August 2020

Between June 17 and July 17, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP frontline officers responded to 37 calls to service. Several rural patrols and road safety patrols were also conducted during this time.
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Hudson's Hope RCMP Cst. Erich Schmidt helps an injured fawn brought to the detachment on July 14, 2020.

Between June 17 and July 17, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP frontline officers responded to 37 calls to service. Several rural patrols and road safety patrols were also conducted during this time.

The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to advise the public that the detachment front counter is once again open. The front counter was closed in early March, affecting services such as criminal record checks and walk in enquires. If you do attend the detachment, there is a limit of two persons in the lobby at a time. Hand sanitizer and a washroom is available to wash your hands when you enter and when you leave.

A one of a kind traffic sign was reported to have been stolen on June 22. The sign, described as being a large orange 2’x4’ with black lettering reading ‘Cattle Drive in Progress’, had been put out along Highway 29N, near the Ferrell Creek Bridge, to warn motorists of livestock in the area. Once the cattle drive was completed, the sign had gone missing.

On June 26, while making routine patrols, a Hudson’s Hope officer came across a side by side rollover collision. There were no injuries to the driver, however the side by side was not registered. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to remind ATV users that ATV’s are to be registered and helmets must be worn. Please use the trails safety and properly to avoid injuries and possible fines.

The Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an e-mail scam on June 29. It was stated that unless the owner of the e-mail did not pay $119 in crypto-currency (bit-coin) some personal information would be released. If you are a victim of this type of scam, or one of the many other scams that are used, please contact the detachment. You will also be asked to report these incidents to the Canadian anti-fraud centre. They have a lot of information regarding the different scams, how to protect yourself and how to educate others at https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

On July 6, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter and theft of a boat from a fenced compound on Dinosaur Lake Rd. Unknown culprits had entered the chained compound overnight and removed the boat. The boat and trailer have since been located in the Moberly Lake area. Unfortunately, the boat had been stripped. This investigation is ongoing and the Hudson’s Hope RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this break and enter and theft to contact the detachment at 250-783-5241. You can also report information and remain anonymous by contacting BC Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2000 upon arrest and charge.

On July 14, a concerned citizen brought an injured fawn to the detachment for assistance. Cst. Erich Schmidt, with the help of is family and detachment PSE Linda, were able to assist the fawn by providing it with liquids. After being named Hudson, the fawn was transported to a wildlife preservation ranch in the area. A follow up the following day reported that Hudson was fighting off some swelling and an infection, however antibiotics were helping him along, and it was hoped he’d be able to make a recovery.

This information was provided by Hudson's Hope RCMP. Email your community crime news and story tips to reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca.