Crime

Grow operation busts to increase in 2011: RCMP

Grow operation busts to increase in 2011: RCMP

Canada’s national police force will be committing more resources to ferreting out marijuana grow operations and other drug trade activities in the West Kootenay region this year, says the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment’s staff sergeant.

Dan Siebel said marijuana grow operation busts will continue to increase this year as they have for the last two, according to the annual performance plan the detachment has drawn up for the area.

Slocan mayor's husband pleads guilty in Rossland court

Slocan mayor's husband pleads guilty in Rossland court

After pleading guilty in Rossland Provincial Court last week to possession and production of marijuana, nine months of house arrest is the conditional sentence that awaits the husband of Slocan’s mayor.

Georges Perriere, 59, was in court Dec. 21, although his case had been adjourned in November at Nelson Provincial Court until Jan. 11.

RCMP make two busts in Slocan Valley

RCMP make two busts in Slocan Valley

RCMP seized 50 marijuana plants last week in two separate busts on Slocan Valley residences.

Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP executed warrants on two residences on Springer Creek Road on Thursday and Friday and uncovered the plants, along with a loaded handgun. 

Four people were arrested and are charged with production of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and unauthorized use of a firearm.

 

Break and enter thwarted by Nelson RCMP

Break and enter thwarted by Nelson RCMP

At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 the Nelson RCMP received a call of a break and enter in progress in the 1000 block of Cote Road in Crescent Valley.

The owners of the residence reported seeing two people dressed in black breaking into their outdoor workshed.

They also noticed a vehicle parked nearby which they believed associated with the break and enter.

Snowboarder dies during snowcat skiing excursion

Snowboarder dies during snowcat skiing excursion

Kaslo RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the sudden death of woman who died while snowboarding on a Wednesday, Dec. 29 afternoon.

The woman was a guest with Retallack Snow Cat Ski Lodge, said RCMP senior media relations officer Cpl. Dan Moskaluk from Penticton.

At around 3 p.m. the 32-year-old woman was amongst a group of skiers descending a run. At one point the group noticed that one woman was missing.

Alleged mother/son break-and-enter team arrested

Alleged mother/son break-and-enter team arrested

Police are reporting a truly bizarre interpretation of spending time with family over the holiday season, after arresting a mother and son in connection with a break-and-enter.

Nelson RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little said police were called to a break-and-enter in progress at about 2 a.m. Wednesday,  in 1000 block of Cote Rd, Crescent Valley.

Man arrested in sexual predator case

Man arrested in sexual predator case

A 19-year-old man from Golden has been arrested and charged in the recent incidents in Nelson of a man propositioning women on the street for sex.

Although he has been released on bail, the man, now living in Nelson, was arrested and charged Tuesday by Nelson Police with Section 152 of the Criminal Code with invitation to sexual touching, and Section 173 (1) (b) of the Code under indecent act.

Drugs; assault - busy holiday lead-up for Nelson RCMP

Drugs; assault - busy holiday lead-up for Nelson RCMP

Police are recommending charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, against a 49-year-old Nelson man after responding to a call Saturday, Dec. 18.

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.”

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