Medial Release: April 22, 2014

On Friday April 22 at 6PM a motorist called to report a pair of intoxicated males on the side of the highway who had thrown something at his truck. When he pulled over to talk to them one attempted to fight him so he left and called NPD. Officers arrived to find the two still in the same area drinking. One was arrested and charged with public intoxication, lodged into cells and released when he was no longer a danger to others. The other was charged for consuming liquor in public and, being sober enough to care for himself, was allowed to go to a nearby friends home for the evening. NPD file 2014-1596 refers.

On Saturday April 23 at 11:00PM the Nelson Police received several 911 calls about a crazed male covered in blood running around breaking windows in the downtown area. One person attended NPD office to report he had smashed her car windshield with her still in the vehicle. Nelson Police members raced to the scene and managed to take the obviously delusional male into custody. He had to be transported to hospital due to his bizarre behavior and injuries he caused himself. The 33 year old male remains in police custody and will appear in Rossland court April 23 to answer to charges of mischief to property, causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and breaching release conditions. NPD file 2014-1602 refers.

The annual Fair was in Nelson over the Easter weekend. The Nelson Police increased patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages. There were numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but no major incidents.

As a reminder to those that feel they need to have a drink at these type of events the fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230.

Media Release: November 13th, 2013

On Sunday Nov 10 at 9:54AM the Nelson Police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 3A/Lakeview Crescent. The vehicle had driven over the bank and rolled over at that location. The 26 year old driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, sustained only minor injuries. Speed and alcohol were a factor. The driver was issues a 90 day immediate roadside suspension after providing samples of his breath. NPD file 2013-5361 refers.

On Monday November 11 at 4:40PM an intoxicated male approached a female shopper outside Save on Foods, asking for change. He became belligerent, swore and followed her to her car when he did not receive any money. She managed to leave the area safely and then called Nelson Police. The 51 year old local male, who is known to police was located and arrested for causing a disturbance and public intoxication. He was lodged into cells until sober. He will appear in court in the New Year to answer to the charges. NPD file 2013-5377 refers.

On Tuesday November 12 at 12:30PM a local male driving downtown was waiting for pedestrians to clear the crosswalk so he could proceed on a green light. One male made a point of lingering in front of his car so the driver honked his horn as the light was now green for him. The male then kicked the car, and tried to entice the driver to fight. A female companion of the male encouraged him to apologize and move on while the driver called police. Knowing police were on the way the male fled the area. The Nelson Police believe they know who the male is and are looking to speak with him about this incident. NPD file 2013-5382 refers.