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.
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.