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Police see increase in impaired driving by both alcohol and drugs in recent days

The Nelson Police Department has noticed an increase in impaired driving by both alcohol and drug in recent days causing some individuals to have their vehicles seized and driver’s licenses suspended.  The Nelson Police Department would like to remind those individuals partaking in activities involving alcohol to ensure they have a safe method of transportation home.


Male Youth arrested after vehicle reported missing

On March 15, 2017 at 4:00 a.m. a Nelson resident reported her vehicle missing. Approximately 35 minutes later, Nelson Police members located the vehicle travelling in the downtown core, pulled the vehicle over and arrested the male youth without incident.

He was charged for taking a vehicle without consent and breaching a curfew condition. The male is currently in police custody and is scheduled to attend Nelson Provincial Court on March 20, 2017.

House party turns violent

On March 18, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Nelson Police received a call reporting a large fight at a house party in Uphill. Nelson Police members attended and located a young male with fresh injuries to his face. He was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital to attend to his injuries.

Two suspects have been identified. This incident is still under investigation and charges of assault are pending.

Female arrested

On March 18, 2017 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Nelson Police responded to a domestic incident at a residence in the uphill area of Nelson, B.C. Members arrived on scene hearing several screams. A female was arrested on scene for assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. The male victim was transported to the Kootenay Lake Hospital by the B.C Ambulance Service. The local male was treated for serious cuts to his head.

After completing a bail hearing with a Judicial Justice, Nelson Police released the female resident of Nelson, B.C. on strict conditions. Her next appearance is scheduled for April 11, 2017 in Nelson Provincial Court.

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Intoxicated male charged

On March 14, 2017 at approximately 1901 hours, the Nelson Police Department were requested to attend the 300 block of Victoria St for an intoxicated male who had assaulted another male and was yelling and smashing glass in front of a local business.  Upon police arrival, the male had already departed the area.

Later that night at approximately 2214 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a complaint that an intoxicated male was in the area of Ward St x Baker St and was yelling.  Upon police arrival, the male was located and was identified as the same male as earlier.  During the arrest, the male assaulted and uttered threats against the arresting officer.  The male was subsequently charged with assault, mischief, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, uttering threats, causing a disturbance, and public intoxication.  The male was remanded into custody for trial in April 2017.

Man charged with criminal harassment after demanding monies

On 17/03/16 at approximately 1056 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a call for service in the 600 block Front St for a male panhandler that was being aggressive and had followed the complainant into a local business after being denied monies.  The male became verbally assaultive towards the complainant after being denied monies and followed them into a local business while continuing to verbally harass them.  The male left and then came back continuing to verbally assault the complainant until police arrived.  Police had received numerous complaints previously that day regarding the male being aggressive and demanding monies.  The male was located and arrested at scene.  The male was subsequently charged with criminal harassment and was remanded for a bail hearing to be heard early next week.

Possession for the purposes of trafficking are being sought by Nelson Police

On 17/03/18 at approximately 0243 hours, Nelson Police observed an intoxicated male lying in the middle of an intersection in the downtown area.  During the arrest of the male, he attempted to flee the area but was caught shortly after.  After the male was arrested, a subsequent search of the male revealed a substantial quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The male was later released when sober and charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking are being sought.