Crime

A weekend of chases for Nelson police

A weekend of chases for Nelson police

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A man took on six people and a car in a fight Friday night and then tried to outrun police officers when they arrived to break it up.

Around 2:20 a.m. Saturday morning a ruckus broke out in the 400 block of Ward Street as one man assaulted six people, including two women.

“One of the male victims was knocked unconscious and a second lost two of his front teeth,” said acting Sgt. Paul Burkart.

Police may have identified suspected sexual predator, but still advise women to be vigilant

Police may have identified suspected sexual predator, but still advise women to be vigilant

Nelson police have identified a person of interest in the case involving an apparent sexual predator trying to lure women over the past two months.

Nelson Sgt. Howie Grant said, however, that women should still be very vigilant.

“(Be) observant, walk/jog in pairs, and carry a cell phone,” he cautioned. “Call 9-1-1 immediately if approached by this individual (and give) your location, a suspect description and (the suspect's) licence plate number.”

Police presence ramps up on Nelson's roads

Police presence ramps up on Nelson's roads

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Tis the season.

And because it is the Christmas season, the campaign to curb and deter drinking and driving on Nelson roads has begun.

The Nelson Police Department is launching the CounterAttack Drinking and Driving campaign Friday for the month of December and this year the consequences are severe, immediate and begin right at the roadside, said NPD chief constable Dan Maluta.

New chief of police chosen for Nelson

New chief of police chosen for Nelson

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The next chief of police for Nelson will come from Vancouver as the Nelson Police board has finally made its choice to replace Dan Maluta.

Wayne Holland will move from his inspector position with the Vancouver Police Department to take on the role of chief constable of the Nelson Police Department as of Jan. 27, 2011.

Manhunt sparks public plea from RCMP

Manhunt sparks public plea from RCMP

 The West Kootenay RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Christopher Robert Mark.

Mandatory gunshot and stab wound reporting in effect soon

Kootenay Lake Hospital — TND file photo.

Legislation requiring B.C.’s health-care facilities to report gunshot and stab wounds to police comes into effect Feb. 1, 2011.

“Often in cases of gunshots and stab wounds, a timely reaction by police is critical to preventing further violence, injury or death,” said Solicitor General Rich Coleman. “Setting out the rules for reporting these incidents means that police will get the information they need to expedite their response.”

The sad fate of Russia's You Tube cops

The sad fate of Russia's You Tube cops

 Almost a year has passed since a former Novorossiysk police officer, Alexey Dymovskiyshot a famous video about corruption in the Russian police that has been viewed almost a million times.

POLICE: Possible sexual predator in area

POLICE: Possible sexual predator in area

Police are asking area women to be cautious after as many as a half-dozen alarming events in Nelson.

Nelson Sgt. Pat Severyn said, "Over the past few days, a man has been driving around Nelson, and stopping to talk to women, asking, at first,  for directions.

"He then makes a request that the female get in his van and have sex with him. His request is quite vulgar, and in a couple of occassions, he has demanded that the female get in his vehicle.

Former Nelson lawyer Singleton convicted of theft, fraud

Nelson Provincial Courthouse - TND file photo.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

After years on the run from the law and legal entanglements in the U.S., former Nelson lawyer Marvin Singleton was convicted in Nelson Supreme Court of theft and fraud of an estate he was the executor for.

Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey found the 77-year-old Singleton guilty of taking almost $500,000 in the early 1990s that was supposed to go to the beneficiaries of John George.

Two Slocan residents found guilty in grow operation case

Two Slocan residents found guilty in grow operation case

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A Crime Stoppers tip has landed one man in jail and handed a woman an eight-month conditional sentence after both pled guilty on drug charges in Nakusp Provincial Court Thursday.

Slocan residents Ezra Buller, 36, and Angela Jacobs, 32, were both convicted of charges of production of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) for the purpose of trafficking. 

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