Hudson’s Hope Police Report – May 2022

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Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 23 calls for service between April 19, 2022 and May 20, 2022. 36 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers for various motor vehicle violations.

Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 23 calls for service between April 19, 2022 and May 20, 2022. 36 written offenses and warning tickets were issued to drivers between the above dates for various motor vehicle offenses . Road safety continues to be a priority for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP.

Please note the many construction sites along Highway 29 towards Fort St. John. Due to the increase in construction sites along the highway, there is a large fluctuation between speed zones for each construction site. Police will monitor these areas as this is a marked construction zone and fines will range from $196 to $253 for speeding in a marked construction zone.

With the arrival of spring, we will see an increase in the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) on secondary roads and trails in our regions. That said, Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to remind drivers and riders to exercise caution on trails and roads between Crown lands as more hikers and people on horseback (best practice and common decency to slow down when overtaking those on horseback) will frequent these trails. Those driving an ORV are advised to consult the Off-Road Vehicle Act which can be found on the ICBC website.

Second, we would like to remind those who operate off-road vehicles on Crown land that all ORVs must be registered and clearly display their ICBC license plates. Here are some of the most common OHV violations observed by police:

  • operating an ORV on Crown land without a license is liable to a fine of $230,
  • failure to display the license plate, is liable to a fine of $173,
  • reckless driving of an ORV or damage to property, is liable to a fine of $368,
  • no approved safety helmet, is liable to a fine of $138.

ORVs include the following:

  • snowmobiles,
  • off-road motorcycles,
  • side by side (e.g. “argos, rhinos and razors”),
  • Jeeps, trucks, SUVs and other small on-road motor vehicles.

On April 22, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of gunshots heard during the evening in the residential area of ​​Beryl Prairie. After investigation, police spoke with those believed to be involved and no charges were sought. As a reminder, it is illegal to hunt or discharge a firearm within 100m of a church, school building/yard, playground, regional district park, a dwelling house or a farm or ranch building occupied by people or domestic animals. An owner or occupier of land, or an employee of an owner or occupier, is exempt in the vicinity of a dwelling house or a farm or ranch building occupied by persons or domestic animals, livestock slaughter purposes.

On May 4, Hudson’s Hope RCMP, along with the handsome Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief, conducted a joint traffic stop along Beattie Dr. where members of both organizations spoke with several drivers about emergency preparedness. emergency, as it was emergency preparedness week with the fire. /the flood season is starting soon.

On May 4, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received another report of gunshots heard near the Coulson Rd. Beryl Prairie area. Police attended the scene and carried out patrols, but could not locate anyone directly involved in the offence.

On May 5, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle along Highway 29 that had been observed swerving between lanes. Upon investigation, the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and therefore charged with impaired driving, which resulted in the vehicle and trailer being towed/impounded.

On May 10, Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted boat patrols on Dinosaur Lake where several boaters were checked for compliance with the Small Vessel Regulations (SVR), Competency of Pleasure Craft Operators (COPCR) and the Canada Shipping Act (CMSA). without any violation being found.

On May 14, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle accident along Dudley Drive where a single vehicle was found on its side. After investigation, it was found that the driver had not been injured, but was under the influence of alcohol. As a result, the driver was charged with impaired driving and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

On May 16, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received multiple phone calls regarding a hit and run at the intersection of Canyon Drive and Beattie Drive. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a truck traveling at high speed towards the intersection was unable to navigate the bend due to speed and collided with a westbound car. The driver of the truck did not stop and fled. The truck was later located and the driver was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and impaired driving. The case remains open for investigation.

On May 17, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter with theft from a store in Lynx Creek. It was discovered that someone had broken into the building and stolen several items/tools including: a welder, a sledgehammer, several bars and a bench vise. The case remains open for investigation.

On May 20, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of multiple off-road vehicles (ORVs) driving through the Dinosaur Lake campground at high speed. Police traveled to the area and after conducting patrols, locating several ORVs and speaking with operators, police issued verbal warnings.

Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca for tips on submitting information online and to browse the “Most Wanted” page.

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