Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 38 calls for service between June 19 and July 18. 39 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 big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP with the township traffic regulations and the various construction zones along Hwy 29 being the chief focus for traffic enforcement at this time.
Please make note of the numerous construction sites along Hwy 29 toward Fort St. John. Due to the increase of work sites along the highway, there is a large fluctuation between the speed zones for each site. Police will be monitoring these zones as they are a posted construction site and fines will range from $196 to $253 for speeding violations within a marked construction zone.
On June 22, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling along Beattie Drive for speeding through the school zone. This vehicle was confirmed on radar to be travelling 43km/hr over the posted speed limit, thus the driver received a ticket fine of $368, three points to their driver’s license, and a seven day impound of their vehicle.
On June 25, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft where a chain-saw was stolen from a rural property within the township of Hudson’s Hope. This item is still outstanding and this file remains open for investigation.
On July 2, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an attempt online fraud. It was reported that via Facebook, an unknown person sent a message to the complainant that stated they had won money and requested that the complainant purchase $500 in gift cards as a requirement to claim the winnings. No transactions were conducted and no monies lost, however the RCMP are advising that these types of fraudulent scams are occurring on a regular basis via phone, email, and social media platforms and we advise everyone to contact the RCMP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud centre if they feel they have been targeted or the victim of such an occurrence.
On July 10, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a commercial vehicle check-stop along Canyon Dr. where several commercial trucks were stopped and checked for compliance and load securement. This was conducted after several reports have been received for large rocks being seen and found along the township roads. No contraventions or offences were observed this day.
On July 10, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an on-going issue with ATVs travelling up and down local township roads, with several appearing to be unlicensed. RCMP have been patrolling the areas and several drivers’ of ATVs have been found to be in non-compliance with the Off-Road Vehicle Act and therefore, received fines for the offences. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to remind people to make sure that their ATVs are in full compliance and properly licensed prior to operating them on our many local side roads and trails, along with making sure that all operators have on them, their personal safety equipment.
These patrols and compliance checks also relate to the use of marine vessels and boats on our local lakes and rivers. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP have been conducting routine vessel patrols on our local lakes and have issued several violation tickets and warnings to the operators for non-compliance under the Canadian Shipping Act.
On July 14, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a single motor vehicle accident along Canyon Drive. It was found that a pick-up truck had veered off the road, catching the ditch, and rolling several times before coming to a stop, with the passenger being ejected out of the vehicle during the crash. The two occupants were immediately transported to hospital with one of them later being airlifted to a larger medical facility with possible severe injuries. Police have confirmed that both parties have since been released from the hospital. Speed and other factors have been found to be the cause of the accident, along with the non-use of the vehicles safety equipment, i.e.: seatbelts, resulting in the ejection and severe injuries to the passenger. We remind drivers to please buckle up and drive safe at all times.
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.