Media Release June 30th, 2014

Nelson Police had a busy weekend for the start of the summer handling approximately 100 calls for service. Of note:

On June 26th, 2014 at approximately 7:00 pm NPD received a call to the bus stop at Ward and Baker Sts regarding an intoxicated male drinking and harassing a young girl in a sexual manner. Nelson Police attended the area and spoke to the young girl and the intoxicated male. The 52 year old male was arrested and charged with sexual assault and resisting arrest. He was remanded to appear in court in Nelson on June 30th, 2014.

On June 28th, 2014 Nelson Police were called to a local motel where a guest had observed a male going through the saddlebag of a motorcycle belonging to another guest at the motel. The witness detained the male and stood by until Police arrived. A 20 year old male, not from the Nelson area, was arrested for Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date set for August 19th, 2014. All property stolen was recovered and returned to the owner of the motorcycle.

On June 28th, 2014, Nelson Police were flagged down by a pedestrian who reported being shot at by an unknown male in a vehicle. The pedestrian believed the firearm to be a C02 powered BB gun. A vehicle description was given and the vehicle and 2 males were located a short time later. A C02 BB gun was recovered along with ammunition and C02 cartridges. A 23 year old Nelson Resident was arrested for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He was also charged with Mischief Under $5000 as the investigation led to locating a window shattered at a local business. The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be added with regard to other damage reported.

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.