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.

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.