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Truck and fuel theft disrupts fire fighting capabilities

A District of Hudson's Hope public works truck has been stolen, in addition to fuel, jerry cans, and a red tidy tank.

A theft of fuel reported to the Hudson’s Hope RCMP on July 16, 2022 has disrupted the ability for Hudson’s Hope Fire and Rescue to utilize a very important apparatus.

The Hudson’s Hope RCMP was advised of a break and enter to the Hudson’s Hope Public works yard, located on the 11000 block of Ross Street, in Hudson’s Hope. Investigation revealed that an amount of fuel, jerry cans, a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck and a red tidy tank was stolen.

The culprit(s) also broke into a large Wildland Fire Fighting trailer and stole jerry cans of fuel, a red Wick-385 water pump and rolls of fire hose.

"It is so disappointing that someone would see a large, well marked Wild Fire Response trailer, break into it and steal items that make it un usable if needed. This unit was an integral part of assisting a neighbouring community during a wild fire last season and we are so lucky to have one locally in case of an emergency," stated Cpl. Rob Gardner, Hudson’s Hope RCMP Detachment Commander.

The stolen truck is described as a single cab White Chevrolet Pick up with BC License plate BY5073. The box of the truck has green, yellow and blue decals, the doors have Hudson’s Hope Playground of the Peace decals on them and 31 on the headache rack. The truck is similar to the photo above. 

If you see the missing truck, or have any information to the break and enter and theft, please contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP at 250-783-5241 and cite file 2022-175. You can also report information through Northern BC Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).