Hudson’s Hope RCMP bulletin: January 19th and February 16th

Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 19 calls for service between January 19th and February 16th, 2022. Forty-four …

Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 19 calls for service between January 19th and February 16th, 2022. Forty-four written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers for various motor vehicle-related offences between the dates. Highway and road safety continues to be a focus for the Hudson’s Hope RCMP. 

Please make note of the numerous construction sites along Hwy 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 $196.00 to $253.00 for speeding violations within a marked construction zone. 

On January 20th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of an online fraud in which an individual purchased an item via the Facebook Market Place, and upon paying for the item via e-transfer, they later discovered the sale to be fictitious and fraudulent.

Online frauds and scams have become very prevalent over the past couple of years, and police advise the public to thoroughly research and confirm proof of items prior to purchase. 

Individuals can visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at: www.antifraudcentre.ca or phone: 1-800-495-8501 to seek advice on where to report, depending on the scam. 

On January 25th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a drone that was observed flying over several properties in town. Upon investigation, it was found that a company that is conducting work along the river for the BC Hydro Dam projects has been utilizing a drone to conduct aerial surveys of specific areas. It was confirmed that the drone operators are following specific regulations and flight plans in accordance with Transport Canada. 

On February 6th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised to a report of a dog being shot on a private property along Canyon Dr. Upon the investigation, it was found that a small dog had been shot and killed with a small calibre round for unknown reasons by an unknown individual(s). At this time, police are still investigating the incident and if anyone has any information pertaining to this crime, they can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP Detachment or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. 

On February 14th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a dog attack on a deer. It was reported that an individual witnessed an unknown German Shepherd-type dog, mauling a young deer in town. Police were unable to locate the suspect canine but later located the injured deer and she was dealt with accordingly.  

As per the Hudson’s Hope Bylaws: Control of Dogs, 

Fines for the above contraventions can range from $60.00 to $120.00 if fined. 

Monthly police ha ha: 

A rookie police officer was out for his first patrol in a cruiser with an experienced officer when a call came in for a report of an unauthorized gathering of people on a local street corner. All eager to conduct his first police investigation, the rookie drove down the street and observed a small crowd of people standing on a street corner. Without hesitation, the rookie immediately jumped out of the cruiser and ran up to the crowd of people and yelled, “Let’s get off the corner people”. A few glances but no one moved. Puzzled, the rookie yelled again, “Let’s move it along people”. Again, the rookie received no responses and puzzled looks. Now irritated, the rookie yelled, “NOW!”. The crowd of people, though confused, now started to depart the street corner, casting puzzled stares at the rookie as they walked by him. All proud of his first official police act, the rookie jumped back into the police cruiser where the experienced officer sat and stared at him in silence…the rookie asked, “Well, how did I do?” “Pretty good”, chuckled the experienced officer…especially since that was a bus stop!”. 

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. 

Written by Constable Erich Schmidt

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