Crime

Man remains in custody after smashing windows in downtown Nelson

A few windows were damaged in the downtown core after a man went on a rampage early Sunday morning. — Submitted photo

Nelson Police said a man in his mid-20's remains in custody following a window smashing spree through downtown Nelson early Sunday (May 21) morning.

NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone said police attended an alarm in downtown Nelson at approximately 5 a.m. after it was reported a window had been smashed.

Falcone said while officers were waiting for the property owner to arrive at the business, they witnessed a 25-year-old man pick up a sandwich board and throw it into another business window.

"Nelson Police quickly apprehended the male and arrested him for two counts of mischief under $5000," Falcone said.

New Sexual Violence Policy approved at Selkirk College

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy.

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy in place making a clear commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of vital importance,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “This is an important step in letting everyone know that there is zero tolerance for violence at Selkirk College. There is so much that goes into creating a safe and healthy learning environment and this policy supports our continual aspiration to be a violence-free college.”

RCMP need help locating dog following single-vehicle accident near Revelstoke

Deirdre is medium sized mastiff with uncropped ears black,  white chest and toe tip markings wearing a red collar.

RCMP is asking travelers and area users to be on the lookout for Deirdre, a seven-month-old black Mastiff dog lost following a single vehicle roll over collision on Wednesday, near Revelstoke.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release the dog was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the accident.

The accident happened at approximately 1:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Revelstoke Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Health Services, South East District Traffic Services and Revelstoke RCMP responded to the crash, 5 km east of Revelstoke, BC near the Trans-Canada Highway.

Local Police Attend Alexa's Team Ceremony

Four-year-old Alexa Middelaer was killed by an impaired driver while she was feeding a horse in Delta in 2008.

Eight local police officers attended a ceremony Wednesday in Kelowna in recognition of making Alexa's Team for 2016.

Alexa's Team was created by the Middelaer family in memory of their four-year-old daughter, Alexa, who was killed by an impaired driver while she was feeding a horse in Delta in 2008.

The team was formed to help bring awareness to the seriousness of impaired driving and recognize police officers that work hard to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads.

Arrests leads to drug seizures; Mountain bikes recovered

Grand Forks RCMP is looking for the owners of two recovered mountain bikes.

An arrest on an outstanding warrant led police to seize a quantity of drugs said Sgt. Jim Fenske Detachment Commander in a media release Monday.

Fenske the drugs were recovered Saturday (May 6th) when officers arrested a man on an outstanding warrant.

"A search of the male resulted in the seizure of four (4) grams of methamphetamine, five (5) grams of marihuana and over $4000 in cash," Fenske said.

The man was released and will appear at future court date.

On the same day, a routine traffic stop netted Midway RCMP drugs and cash.

No one injured after bear shreds camp near Red Sands Beach

NPD would like to remind the public that this is the time for bears to be looking for food and to ensure that garbage, compost, and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid any possible confrontations with wildlife.

After a man was charged by a grizzly last week on the Great Northern Trail above Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery Nelson Police report another possible bear encounter Thursday evening near Red Sands Beach on Bealby Road.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call Thursday (May 4) at approximately 9:13 pm of a possible party at Red Sands Beach. 

Abbotsford man clocked exceeding 200 km on highway near Castlegar

Warmer weather has seen an increase of speeding drivers on local highways.

The weather has only turned warmer during the past few days but already RCMP have found drivers cranking up the speed on local highways said Sergeant Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit in a media release Tuesday.

Badry said with the warmer weather out, police are seeing the speeds increasing, leading to an Abbotsford man having his vehicle impounded for seven days for exceeding the 200-km mark.

Seasonal residences burglarized between New Denver and Kaslo

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at (250) 358-2222 or the Kaslo RCMP at (250) 353-2225.

RCMP in Slocan Lake and Kaslo are asking for public assistance after reports that seasonal residences were broken into during the winter.

Const. Herder of the Slocan Lake RCMP said in a media release that thieves stole multiple items from residences located in remote areas between the Villages of New Denver and Kaslo.

Man faces charges after breaching curfew

Man faces charges after breaching curfew

A 27-year-old man faces charges of breach of Recognizance and possession of a Controlled Substance after being spotted by police Thursday (April 13) evening.

Sergeant Dino Falcone said in a Nelson Police Department media release the man was observed in the downtown core by officers on a routine control that was outside his residence past his 9 p.m. curfew.

"Upon his arrest, the 27 year-old male was found in possession of what police believe is methamphetamine," Falcone explained.

Man facing assault charge following pepper spray incident

NPD officers had to deal with a pair of assault cases.

Two people are facing assault charges after Nelson Police were called to a pair of complaints in the downtown core of the Heritage City.

Early Sunday morning (April 9), officers were flagged down after an altercation occurred in a parking lot of a local business Nelson Police Department Sergeant Corey Hoy said in a media release Monday.

Hoy said officers were advised that a male had pepper sprayed two other men and had fled the area. 

Hoy said police identified the suspect and located the male later in the evening. 

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