Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 29 calls for service between Nov. 12 to Dec. 15, and 84 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between those 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 $1960 to $253. Please obey local speed limits within our community.
On Nov. 13, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence along Beattie Dr. Upon investigation, it was found that this vehicle had been legitimately stolen from the residence and police continue to investigate the file. Neighbouring jurisdictions have had an increase in motor vehicle thefts over the last few months due to the number of un-attended vehicles left running with the keys left in the ignition.
On Nov. 30, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were investigating a possible firearms trafficking file and upon further information received, police were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence in town and upon execution of the search warrant, police seized several illegally stored restricted firearms. Charges are being sought and this remains an active police file.
On Dec. 4, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of two ATV’s that had been stolen from the back of a flat bed truck which was parked along the Kobes Creek Rd area. These ATV’s were described as a camo coloured Honda TRX450FM and a red coloured Honda TRX450FM. If anyone has any information or has observed these ATV’s in the area, please call the local RCMP detachment.
On Dec. 9, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft from vehicle from a residence along Paquette Ave. It was reported that an unknown person had gained access to an unlocked vehicle sometime during the late hours of the evening and had rummaged through the contents of the vehicle and several items were found to be stolen. Though we live in a small town, these types of crimes still do occur so it is advised to make sure your doors are locked and to avoid leaving any items of value in plain sight.
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.