Bears, Weapons offences, fighting keep police busy

A busy week for Police and Bears

Nelson Police are still experiencing a great number of calls for bears in the City.  The bears are now being seen in all corners of the City and in greater frequency.  In a disturbing trend, Officers who respond to these complaints are often locating garbage left out, fruit trees not managed, and other food sources negligently left as an attractant to bears.

In order to ensure that bears maintain their wild nature, the Nelson Police Department is asking for more diligence in avoiding bear problems through responsible garbage and fruit tree management.  Failure to comply could get you a by-law violation with penalties of up to $300.

Weapons Offences lead to a weekend in jail

A West Kootenay man in his 20’s, is in Nelson Police cells for the weekend after a series of weapons calls.  The male, who is well known to Police, was remanded into custody after earning 8 criminal charges.  Although alarming, the risk to the general public was minimal and contained.  Limited information is available at this time as the investigations continue.

Local man facing charges after fight with Police

A local man was arrested and charged with Assaulting Police, resisting arrest, and obstruction after an incident in the lower Gyro Park area.  One Officer responding to a by-law complaint was assaulted.  Other responding Officers rendered assistance and the male was finally taken into custody after a brief struggle.

There were minor injuries to the Officers and the subject male.  This matter remains under investigation.