Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 44 calls for service between July 17 to Aug. 18 — 46 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.
Given the warm sunny days that we have been having lately, there has been a large increase in the number of boaters in the area, therefore the RCMP have been conducting checks on the boats and trailers to insure that they are being towed within regulations and have valid insurance. If anyone is new to boating and or wishes to brush up on safety tips and requirements for the use of pleasure crafts, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has several shiny copies of the new Transport Canada “Safe Boating Guide” that can be picked up by attending the front counter of the detachment between business hours.
On July 23, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a single motorcycle accident in the area along Canyon Dr. / Summer Rd. Police attended and located an injured male and female who were later transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Speed was deemed a factor to the cause of the accident.
On July 26, while conducting radar within the construction zone along Hwy 29 near the Halfway Bridge, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle that was observed driving at the speed of 114km/hr through the 60km/hr construction zone. The driver received a hefty fine for excessive speeding and a 7-day impound of his vehicle.
On July 27, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP attended the Dinosaur Lake area after receiving a report of a possible impaired boater. The complainant reported that they were out kayaking on the lake when they where almost struck by a passing by boater. Police attended the area and located the operator of the boat who was found to be under the influence of alcohol, therefore found himself with a large fine and lose of licence for a set duration of time.
On August 9, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report for two missing persons who had last been observed travelling over the Bennett Dam and onward with apparent plans to look for dinosaur prints and go fishing. Police received the missing persons call later this day when the two persons did not return home and family members had not heard from them since they set out in the morning. After several hours of searching with no one located, Search and Rescue with the aid of the police helicopter were dispatched. On the following day, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised from a wildlife management group, who were working back along Johnson Creek forestry service road, that they had located the missing persons walking along Johnson Creek Rd after their truck had become stuck far back in on a side road. The two were found with no injuries and sore feet.
On August 14, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a routine traffic stop with a vehicle passing through town and found the driver to be a prohibited driver within the province of British Columbia. Consequently, the driver was arrested for driving while prohibited, and upon conducting a search, weapons and drugs were located and seized from within the vehicle. The file is still being investigated and further charges are pending.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.