Media Release: February 9th, 2014

On Saturday February 8 at 1:45 AM the Nelson Police were called to the uphill area to assist with a small house party that had gotten out of control. A guest had consumed too much liquor and became combative and when thrown out began trying to break back in. When Police arrived he was taken into custody and lodged into cells. It was there that a quantity of marijuana was found in his pockets and that he was bound by numerous conditions from another jurisdiction forbidding him to consume liquor and to be in his home by a certain time. When sober the young male was released and will appear in Nelson courts to answer to charges of possession of a controlled substance, mischief to property, and breaching release conditions. NPD file 2014-529 refers.

On Saturday February 8 at 2:45AM the Nelson Police were called to the 600 block Baker St for excessive noise at a facility and discovered several violations of the liquor permit issued for the event. The 40 year old party host was sanctioned under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act for failing to clear patron out in time and allowing patrons to consume after the event closed. NPD file 2014-530 refers.

On Sunday February 9 at 12:25AM staff at a local pub called to requested police assistance with several males who had been refused entry and were harassing the doorman. They had determined they were too intoxicated to allow inside which did not sit well with the males. Nelson Police members attended and all but one immediately left. The last one, a 32 year old student in Nelson decided to remain. He was detained for public intoxication and members immediately noted the stolen shoes sticking out of his pockets. While being searched incident to his arrest for the stolen property a quantity of street drugs were found on him. He was lodged into cells until sober and will appear in court April 29 to answer to charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. NPD file 2014-540 refers.

Media Release: August 25th, 2013

On Friday August 23 at approximately 4:00PM in the 500 block Railway St a male stole a wallet from another male. When the wallet owner chased him down the male took out a knife and waved it at him, fortunately only striking a cast on his arm. The male then dropped the wallet and ran off. The Nelson Police searched the area for the culprit but could not locate him. He was seen in the nearby park earlier in the day but was not known by any of the park users. Nelson Police are still investigating. NPD file 2013-4060 refers.

There were numerous incidents of people being found consuming liquor in public places over the weekend. People should be aware this is in contravention of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and carries a fine of no less than $230. At the very least any liquor remaining will be seized and destroyed.

On Saturday August 24 it was reported a valuable mountain bike was stolen from one of the local shops. The bike is described as a Black with red and yellow highlights Devinci Wilson large framed men’s mountain bike. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the bike is encouraged to contact the Nelson Police at 354-3919. NPD file 2013-4089 refers.

At 1:45 AM Sunday August 25 an alert staff member at Finleys Pub noted a female attempting to enter the premises was too intoxicated and he refused her entry. Her partner, also intoxicated, attempted to convince staff to let her in. During that conversation the female, a 27 year old visitor to Nelson, attacked the bouncer by biting and scratching him. Other staff assisted in controlling her while police were called. Her partner then attempted to assist her and was also restrained until police arrival. Both were arrested for assaulting the staff members and causing a disturbance. They were released to travel home with numerous conditions to abide by until their court date in Nelson September 10. NPD file 2013-4099 refers.