Crime

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. 

Pair charged with trafficking cocaine, MDMA

Nelson Police charged man from Nelson and woman from New Denver with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Two West Kootenay residents are facing charges for trafficking after Nelson Police found drugs in a vehicle during the execution of a traffic stop in the downtown core Tuesday (March 28) Sergeant Dino Falcone said in a media release Thursday.

Falcone said the arrest began when police officers pulled over a vehicle at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday with a male driver and female passenger.

"The 25 year-old male from Nelson was charged with three (3) counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking with what police believe is cocaine and MDMA," Falcone said.

RCMP catch break in jewelry store heist

RCMP catch break in jewelry store heist

Grand Forks RCMP were able to locate some of the items stolen from Florences Jewellery and Gifts during a theft in December 2016.

Detachment Commander at Grand Forks RCMP, Sgt. Jim Fenske said in a media release during the early morning December heist, an unknown suspect entered the store, stealing approximately $100,000 worth of jewelry.

At the time RCMP Forensic Identification members attended and recovered some evidence and video surveillance images.

Motorcyclist loses bike after only 20 kilometers of riding

Motorcyclist loses bike after only 20 kilometers of riding

A man in his 40s will now need to wait until summer before mounting his motorcyle for a second time after losing his license for 90 days under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition program Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit said in a media release Monday.

Badry said the incident happened Sunday afternoon near Thrums when a member of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit came across a 43-year-old male motorcyclist driving his brand new Harley Davidson in excess of 127km/h in an 80km/h zone on Highway 3A near Thrums.

RCMP arrest four suspects after Grand Forks schools vandalized

RCMP report John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary and Grand Forks Secondary were vandalized Monday.

Grand Forks RCMP made an arrest after three schools in the city were vandalized Monday.

The arrest came after officers responded to complaints at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary schools and Grand Forks Secondary.

The first complaint came in Monday (March 27) as RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary Schools in the Boundary City.

Woman charged after fentanyl found in Trail home

Woman charged after fentanyl found in Trail home

A 59-year-old Trail woman has been charged after police allegedly found fentanyl and cocaine in her home, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“In the early morning hours of March 25, members of the Trail RCMP Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant on a residence on Topping Street,” Oelke said in a press release. “Police located substances believed to be cocaine and fentanyl along with evidence of trafficking at the Topping Street home.”

Oelke said in a later interview that no weapons, other than a pellet gun, were found in the search.

RCMP target drivers in Distracted Driving, Occupant Restraint Campaign

Current stats for 2017 show a whopping 98 cell phone tickets have been handed out by police. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Almost 100 drivers in the West Kootenay still are not getting the message that cellphone distraction has a similar effect on driving as alcohol.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services said in a media release Monday that during March West Kootenay Traffic and West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit have been working with Traffic Services across the province to conduct a month long campaign combating distracted driving and ensuring occupant restraint compliance.

Nelson police called after house party turns violent

NPD dealt with a missing vehicle, house party fight and a domestic incident at an residence in the Uphill district.

Nelson Police experienced a busy few days as officers responded to a calls of a missing vehicle, house party fight and domestic incident at an residence in the Uphill district said Sergeant Dino Falcone said in a media release Sunday.

House party turns violent

Nelson Police dispatch was alerted to a fight at a house party in Uphill early Saturday morning.

Falcone said the call came in at 3:30 a.m. (March 18) that a large fight was happening.

Alcohol proves to be common factor in NPD calls

There were a few windows smashed in the downtown core this past week in Nelson. — Submitted photo

A spike in impaired drivers has Nelson Police reminding the public of the dangers of drinking and driving.

This comes after the department 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,” said NPD Sergeant Cory Hoy in media release Saturday.

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