Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 19 calls for service between Nov. 16 and Dec.15. Sixty written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates with 47 of those violations being speeding in the school zone along Beattie Dr. Highway, and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP with the school zone along Beattie Drive and the construction zones along Hwy 29 being the largest focuses for traffic enforcement at this time.
Police have been monitoring the increased volume of commercial trucks through Hudson’s Hope as well as the securement of the loads of the gravel trucks that have been hauling large rock and gravel to and from the various construction sites along Hwy 29. Several violation tickets have been issued to drivers for insecure loads. CVSE has also been assisting by conducting regular patrols and check stops on commercial vehicles in the Hudson’s Hope area.
On Nov. 19, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a disturbance in which a male was becoming belligerent at a local business when asked by the business owner to dawn a mask as per the Covid-19 Related Measures Act. The male was found to have been irate with the business owner and later with 911 dispatch when he himself called police for being instructed to wear a mask within a business. Police contacted the individual and the issue was resolved after some discussions.
On Nov. 26, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an attempted online fraud. It was found that the complainant was unable to log into their Amazon account and upon clicking on a pop-up window with a phone number for Amazon, the complainant spoke with an “agent” who gained remote access to the complainants’ computer. This “agent” advised that there was $9,000 worth of fraudulent charges on the account and asked that a payment of $475 be immediately made to resolve the issue. The complainant declined to pay the fee and the “agent” who still had remote access to the complainant’s computer became belligerent and started to swear at the complainant via the online chat window. It was confirmed that no money was accessed by the “agent”, however all information was forwarded to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Upon police speaking with the anti-fraud department, it was found that this has been a new online fraud attempt.
On Nov. 27, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a commercial truck check-stop along Canyon Dr. Police stopped and checked several commercial trucks with minor violations found.
On Dec. 13, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a hazardous situation along Hwy 29 whereas a complainant reported that he had stopped behind a commercial tanker truck that was transporting a hazardous material that contained a sour gas mixture of crude oil. The complainant stated that he could smell an over abundance of what was described as a “sour gas” odour and believed that the truck was either overloaded or had faulty valves. Police located the truck and upon an inspection, the truck was found to be in legal limits for load capacity, however due to the amount of fume emissions coming from the cargo, CVSE was contacted, who later conducted an inspection of the trailers valves.
On Dec. 15, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a driving complaint in which a black SUV was observed passing a semi truck in the school zone along Beattie Dr. Due to no vehicle descriptors provided, the vehicle was not located but police did conduct a patrol of the school zone this day and several violation tickets were issued to drivers of both personal and commercial vehicles for speeding in the school zone.
With the 12 Days of Christmas Giving toy drive coming to an end, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to thank the community of Hudson’s Hope, those that donated items to the cause, and the associated community partners that assisted; DOHH, FOHH, and the HH Elementary School, for their efforts in making Christmas brighter for 36 local children and their families. The idea was spearheaded by the wife and daughter of a local RCMP member who wanted to share her toys with kids who didn’t have any. As a result of the generous donations received, 14 families and 36 local children will be receiving several Christmas gifts this holiday.
From everyone at the Hudson’s Hope RCMP detachment, we would like to wish the community of Hudson’s Hope a very Merry Christmas this year.
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.cafor advice on submitting tips online and to browse the areas “Most Wanted” page.
This information was provided by Hudson's Hope RCMP. Email your crime news tips to reporter Tom Summer at email@example.com