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Hudson's Hope RCMP Report - November 2021

Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 47 calls for service between Sept 17 and Oct 21.
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Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 47 calls for service between Sept 17 and Oct 21. 64 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates for various motor vehicle related offences. Highway and road safety continues to be a focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.

Please make note of the numerous construction sites along Highway 29 toward Fort St. John. Due to the increase of work sites along the highway, there is a large fluctuation between the speed zones for each site. Police will be monitoring these areas as they are a posted construction zone and fines will range from $196 to $253 for speeding violations within a marked construction zone.

On Sept 20, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a vehicle check-stop along Highway 29 where several motorists were routinely stopped and checked for sobriety and driver safety, ie: seatbelts, vehicle insurance and driver’s licences with only a few drivers being ticketed for various minor Motor Vehicle offences.

On Sept 21, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft of radios and approximately 800 litres of fuel from a bulldozer and grader that were parked along a forestry service road north of Hudson’s Hope. Police are currently working on several leads and the file remains open for investigation at this time.

On Sept 24, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a workplace injury that had occurred on a worksite along Highway 29. Police and BCEHS attended for a logger who had been injured while falling a tree. No major injuries were incurred due to the safety equipment that was utilized accordingly and the individual was transported to hospital where he was later released.

On Sept 30, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of another workplace injury that had occurred at a construction site along Highway 29, in which a worker had been struck by a large piece of plywood decking that had come loose from the bridge deck due to the extreme wind gusts at that time. First aid was administered to the injured individual immediately by on-site first aid personnel, and he was later transported to hospital and released later in the day, expected to make a full recovery.

On Oct 11, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft of construction equipment from a work site along Highway 29. It was reported that a clean-up bucket, rake, and ripper attachments for a 490E excavator had been stolen from the site. Police investigation remains open for this file.

On Oct 11, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP along with HH Fire attended the scene of a vehicle fire along Canyon Drive. It was reported that the driver had smelt smoke while driving and upon pulling over, the vehicle caught fire (unknown cause at this time). Driver was uninjured and vehicle was later towed from scene once safe.

On October 18th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of stolen firearms, jerry cans/fuel, and a portable barbeque from a vehicle along Farrell Creek. The complainant reported that he had been hunting up in the area and that the stolen items had been locked and secured within the confines of his vehicle while he slept in a nearby tent for the evening, with them being stolen sometime during the night. File remains open for investigation.

On an undisclosed date and time, local police received a report of thieves who have been stealing wheels from police vehicles around the area. Police have been unable to catch the thieves as of yet but are working 'tirelessly' to catch them!

The Hudson’s Hope RCMP also would like to remind residents that the time of the year for ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and Batman to be out and about on the streets while 'Trick or Treating' is approaching fast. Some quick reminders from your local handsome police officers to ensure everyone has a safe and fun evening:

TRICK or TREATERS
- Trick or Treat in well known areas with an adult or if you’re old enough to be on your own, stay with a group of friends,
-Stay in well lit areas and only visit well lit houses,
- Wear a costume that can be easily be seen at night (additives of glow sticks are good),
- Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up,
- Carry a flashlight if possible,
- Have your treats inspected by an adult before eating them (ie: those chewy toffee rolls that pull teeth…nasty!)
- Always wait outside for your treats,
- Stay away from animals you don’t know (unless its Bigfoot handing out candy again this year!).

DRIVERS
- Motorists should drive with extra caution as there will be many children on the streets who will be very excited and may forget to cross safely, or may not look to see a car backing out of a driveway,
- Drive slowly and keep a keen eye on the road for children crossing,
- Do not wear costumes that interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle,
- Never drive while impaired,
- If at all possible, avoid driving where there may be a high volume of children walking about.

HOMEOWNERS
 - Homeowners who plan to pass out candy should make sure their home and doorway are well lit and that sidewalks and pathways are clear.
 - Please avoid using open flames in any displays.

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.