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.

Media Release: September 23, 2013

On September 20th, 2013, at approximately midnight, Nelson Police Department and Nelson Fire Rescue were called to the intersection of Stanley and Vernon Streets regarding a single vehicle MVI. The driver of the vehicle had lost control while attempting a left turn onto Stanley St from Vernon St and had struck the building on the corner. The 22 year old driver, who was not injured in the crash, was investigated for impaired driving and issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle, though no longer drivable, was impounded for 30 days. (File # 2013-4573 refers)

On September 21st, 2013, at approximately 8:22 in the evening, Nelson Police received several 911 calls from the residences at the 10th Street Campus of Selkirk College. The callers requested an ambulance to attend as one of the students had fallen from the 4th floor walkway onto the rocks below. EHS, Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Police attended the scene and located the 22 year old male. He was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital for assessment by medical staff for injuries sustained and further transferred to the Trail Hospital overnight. The lucky student was not seriously injured in the fall and is now recovering at Kootenay Lake Hospital. (File # 2013-4582 refers)

On September 22nd, 2013, at approximately 4:18 in the morning, Nelson Police were called to the Silverking Campus of Selkirk College with regard to a vehicle driving around the college tearing up the grass. The vehicle was observed by a witness to be driving on the sidewalks, on the grass and around the buildings. Nelson Police located the vehicle and 2 19 year old males were arrested for Mischief Over $5000. Both were held in custody until sober and released on a Promise to Appear with a court date and conditions not to attend Selkirk College. The driver was also issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Representatives for Selkirk College were notified of the damage and they will be making an assessment as to the actual cost to repair the grounds. (File # 2013-4588 refers)

On September 22, 2013, at approximately 6:10 pm, Nelson Police received several 911 calls regarding a single vehicle MVI in the 900 block of Vernon St. Nelson Police, Nelson Fire Rescue and EHS attended. The 46 year old female driver, and lone occupant was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. Nelson Police are continuing their investigation with regard to possible alcohol involvement in the crash. (File # 2013-4594 refers)

Media Release: August 13th, 2013

On August 13th, 2013, at approximately 2:00 am, Nelson Police were notified of a possible motor vehicle accident in the area of Kootenay Lake Hospital. Nelson members attended the area immediately and located the accident scene. The accident was a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. The rider was located and emergency medical attention was provided by members until EHS and Nelson Fire attended. The rider was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital by EHS where he succumbed to his injuries. At this time the name of the rider is being withheld pending notification of family. Nelson Police, along with the assistance of the Nelson RCMP Integrated Collision Analyst, are continuing their investigation as to the cause of the motor vehicle accident.