Media Release: October 5th, 2013

On Monday Oct 1 at 3:25PM the Nelson Police received a 911 report of a female being assaulted in the 500 block Herridage Lane. At the same time another caller reported a theft in progress from a business in the 400 block Baker St. Upon arrival Nelson Police members found two males holding a female down. She had allegedly shoplifted from one downtown business and while staff was searching for her she did the same thing in another business. After a foot pursuit she was caught in the 500 block Herridage Lane. While trying to escape she bit one person and kicked another, causing minor injuries to both. The 24 year old was taken into custody and transported to NPD cells until sober. She was then released and will have to answer to charges of theft and assault. All the stolen property was located and returned. NPD file 2013-4727 refers.

On Friday Oct 4 at 9:00AM an off duty Nelson Police Member noted an individual in the 400 block Baker St that he knew was banned from the area for trafficking drugs. The off duty member stayed and spoke with the male while an on duty NPD member attended to investigate the matter further. The 24 year old male is facing charges of breach of his probation and possession of a controlled substance. NPD file 2013-4770 refers.

On Friday Oct 4 at 11:25AM Nelson Police members on foot patrol located several people drinking in Cottonwood Falls Park. All were cooperative and disposed of their liquor immediately. They were warned about the possible $230 fine for public consumption of liquor and escorted out of the park.

On Friday Oct 4 at 11:00PM a vehicle was noted to be driving in excess of the speed limit in the 700 block Vernon St. It then did a U-turn and parked in a no parking zone. NPD members stopped and approached the driver. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol but refused to provide a sample of his breath as required, upon demand. He then began filming the members and interfered with the impounding of his vehicle. He was arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer and will answer to those charges Dec 3 in Nelson. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days and his driver’s license suspended for 90 under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.