HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. — The Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to 46 calls for service between June 21st and July 21st. 42 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.
On June 29th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a motorist along Highway 29 for driving a wee bit too fast as the driver was stopped for travelling at a rate of speed of 47 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit. Subsequently, the driver received the non-inclusive Excessive Speed package, which included a $368.00 fine and a nice seven-day stay of their vehicle at the FSJ impound lot.
On June 30th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP attended a single motor vehicle accident along Canyon Drive. Upon investigation, it was found that a pick-up truck containing four occupants had veered off the road and rolled several times as the driver failed to navigate a sharp corner. As a result, one passenger was pronounced dead on-scene, and the three other occupants were transported to hospital, all of whom incurred minor to severe injuries. Speed, alcohol, and the lack of seatbelts are all deemed factors in this accident. This incident remains under investigation, and charges are pending.
On July 3rd, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of five missing people that had ventured out onto Williston Lake but had not checked in. Upon a full-scale search with a helicopter, the missing persons were later located on a vessel and were confirmed to be in good health with no issues found. It was found that there was a lack of communication between the involved parties, resulting in a call for emergency services.
On July 7th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a motorist along Highway 29 after it was confirmed they were travelling at a rate of speed in excess of 62 kilometres per hour over the speed limit. Subsequently, this driver received the Excessive Speed package, which included a fine of $483.00 and a seven-day impound of their vehicle.
On July 8th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a report of a side-by-side that had rolled over with one person being ejected and injured. The driver was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and alcohol was deemed to be a factor in this accident. Charges are currently pending.
On July 8th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of two missing persons. It was reported that a mother and son were believed to be camping in the Hudson’s Hope area and had plans to hike the Battleship Mountain trail but had not checked in for a couple of days. Upon investigation, police were unable to locate the pair the first day, but upon further patrols along the Johnson Creek FSR, the pair was located safe and sound the following day. Again, this was a scenario of miscommunications and individuals not checking in.
On July 15th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a report of approximately 30 to 40 loose bison roaming along Farrell Creek Road. It was found that these bison had escaped their enclosure and were causing havoc throughout residential properties and farmlands. Upon investigation, the well-known owner was confirmed, and the bison were herded up and eventually returned to their enclosure.
On July 16th, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP attended a residential property along Beryl Prairie Road. for a report of a vehicle fire. Upon attending scene, a single, unoccupied commercial semi-truck was found to be engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but due to the swift response of the Beryl Prairie Fire crews, no other damages were incurred to outer-lying structures or agricultural lands.
The Hudson’s Hope RCMP would like to remind residents of the topic of having visible address signs erected out front of their residences. This is of vital importance when emergency responders need to locate and respond to a residence for an emergency situation. The seconds that can sometimes be lost while in search of a residence can mean the difference between life and death in some emergency situations! For more information on how to obtain one of these visible address signs, one can contact the Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief, Fred Burrows, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Cpl. Erich Schmidt with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP