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Hudson's Hope Police Report — May 2020

Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 24 calls for service between March 18 to April 20. Fifteen written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates.
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Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 24 calls for service between March 18 to April 20. Fifteen written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates.

Though police across the province have slowed down with the traffic enforcement for safety protocols during this Covid-19 pandemic, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP are still making presence patrols and conducting stops for high priority traffic offences as much as possible. The construction zones along Hwy 29 are still in effect being many of these projects are still being conducted.

Fines for speeding in a construction zone range from $196 to $253 (3 points), and fines for vehicles exceeding 41kms/hr over the posted speed limit will result in fines ranging between $368 to $483 (3 points) with a seven-day impound of the vehicle. Please obey the construction zone signs being they are in place for the safety of the workers in those areas.

If there are any concerns in regards to observed traffic related issues, please contact and advise the local detachment.

• On March 20, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft from a construction site along Hwy 29 where a light tower trailer was stolen from the site. A grey Chevrolet truck pulling a similar light trailer was observed leaving the area by a crew member but no suspects have been identified at this time.

• On March 24, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a stolen quad from a work site along Farrell Creek Rd. near Harasymyk Rd. This ATV is described as a camo coloured Yamaha 700.

• On March 26, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter into some utility trailers at a work site along Farrell Creek Rd. Due to these trailers being mostly empty and scheduled for removal, the only items that were reported to have been stolen were some cable materials.

• On March 26, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of three stranded snowmobilers in the Dunlevy area. It was reported that these non-local individuals had driven down a drainage chute to gain access to a lake but were unable to get back out and they were not prepared to stay the night being a snow storm was incoming the same night. Communications from these individuals was able to be transmitted and received via an Inreach GPS device and police were able to acquire GPS coordinates whereas Search and Rescue was called out. A long search was conducted that continued throughout the night into the following morning where then a helicopter had to be called in to rescue the three individuals. All three were rescued and no one suffered any major injuries.

• On April 16, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a suspicious fire along Hwy 29 near the Lynx Creek RV park. Construction crews on site stated that they were able to distinguish the fire but believed that it had been intentionally set being that they did not have any active burns at this time. No suspects were observed.

The Hudson’s Hope Fire department has been attending several calls in the past few weeks for open and or suspicious fires that could have caused detrimental safety concerns for the town. We are asking the community to review all the updated fire bans and information being that fuel conditions are very dry and even a small fire can spread quickly in our current conditions.

At this time, with the exception of small contained campfires, ALL burning activities throughout the province are prohibited.

Please call 9-1-1 immediately if you see a fire or smoke. Reporting fires quickly reduces the likelihood that property or critical infrastructures will be damaged, and reduces the risk to residents and responders.

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. Email your community crime news and story tips to reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca.