Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 38 calls for service between August 18 and September 20. 68 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates. Highway and road safety continues to be a big focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP with the school zone along Beattie Drive being the largest focus now that that school is back in session.
The Hudson’s Hope RCMP is asking that drivers be aware that the school zone is back in effect between Mon – Fri, 8am to 5pm.
Cst. SCHMIDT is still awaiting approval and confirmation with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in regards to having larger flashing speed signs implemented in the school zone.
On August 23, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a mischief to farm equipment at a property along Beryl Prairie Rd. whereas a tractor had been driven through a metal gate and several other farm vehicles had been rifled through. At this point, the file remains open for further investigation.
On August 24, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a local residence after the home owner observed the local trouble maker bear outside the residence eating garbage. Due to the fact that this bear had been displaying signs of aggression toward people, and was confirmed to be injured beyond Conservations ability to medically intervene, RCMP were able to put the bear down without incident.
On August 30, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a mischief that had occurred overnight at the Beattie Dr. lift station located along Dudley Dr. Unknown person(s) had spray painted a star and the words “Jews Win” on the side of the structure. Damages have since been repaired and police have asked that anyone with any information contact the local detachment.
On September 5, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a call for stranded boaters on the Williston Lake after their boat broke down and they were unable to paddle to shore given the windy conditions. While efforts were being arranged to launch a rescue boat, the stranded boaters contacted police to update that they were assisted by another boater and all persons aboard were now safe and sound on solid ground.
On September 6, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a shed that had been stolen from a rural property along Twelve Mile Rd. This property has had several other similar files in the past for other stolen items such as Austrian made windows and shutters. This remains an open investigation at this time.
On September 16, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a suspicious vehicle along Hwy 29 after receiving a report that a vehicle had been observed parked on the side of the highway with all the windows smashed out. Police attended the pullout spot along Hwy 29 and located a black minivan with several windows smashed out and paint strewn within the interior. Upon speaking with the owner of the vehicle, it was learnt that the vehicle had broken down the night prior and left in place to be towed the following day. It is believed that sometime during the night, unknown person(s) vandalized the vehicle. Several fingerprints were lifted and file remains open for investigation.
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 the Hudson's Hope RCMP. Email your crime news tips to reporter Tom Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org