Crime

BC RCMP to be armed with Naloxone

BC RCMP to be armed with Naloxone

Provincial Health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and director of police services Clayton Pecknold, co-chairs of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response, have released the following statement.

RCMP investigates allegations of police misconduct

RCMP investigates allegations of police misconduct

Statement by Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr

Good afternoon. I am Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr and I am the acting Commanding Officer of the RCMP in British Columbia.

I am here today to provide a statement with respect to allegations of police misconduct in connection with a file that has been unfolding within the last 40 hours. This remains a very fluid and ongoing investigation and this is what I can confirm at this time.

No one seriously injured following truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road

A police officer slowly climbs down the steep bank following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Forestry Road. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Two people were taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road south of Nelson.

Nelson Fire Rescue Michael Daloise said in a media release firefighters were called to an accident near the one kilometer road marker on Giveout Creek Forestry Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday (September 3).

A Ford pickup truck ended up down a steep bank.

The entrance to Giveout Creek Road is few kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.

Revelstoke RCMP seeking public assistance to identify deceased male

The man used a blue "Super-Cycle bicycle” with a front basket with a rear fender to support additional items, such as in his case, camping gear. — Photo courtesy RCMP

Revelstoke RCMP is seeking public assistance in establishing the identity of a deceased adult male, whose body was discovered by sight-seers on Friday August 26, in a forested area along Highway 1.

RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney said in a media release on (Friday) August 26, shortly after 4 p.m., police received a report from a group of sight-seers, of the discovery of the body of an adult male at a makeshift campsite.

UPDATED: Police Report Missing Nelson Man Located

UPDATED: Police Report Missing Nelson Man Located

Nelson Police are pleased to announce that Jason Davis was located by friends and family in the early evening on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Police said Davis was given a ride home by friends and family and is doing well.
 
Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in providing the initial press release to a wide audience in a timely manner.

Police ask for public assistance in locating missing Nelson Man

Police investigate another rash of break-and-enters

Police investigate another rash of break-and-enters
Four commercial businesses, all on 6 Avenue, were broken into this weekend, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, who said a variety of valuables were stolen. "All the crimes were reported the morning of Aug. 29," she said. "Police have also had reports of private sheds being broken into in varying parts of town." Residents are asked to report crimes to the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. "Police are also asking for people to be extra watchful and to report anyone they feel may be up to no good," she added.

Driver hit with hefty fine after leaving Baker Street accident scene Monday

A driver learned the hard way that remaining at the scene of an accident is a must.

Inconsiderate drivers and bears and kept Nelson Police Department busy Monday said Acting Sergeant Brain Weber in a media release Tuesday.

Smartphone photo solves fender-bender case

Nelson Police issued a hefty fine to a driver who left the scene of an accident Monday afternoon on Baker Street.

Officers were helped tracking down the offender thanks to quick thinking of the other driver who managed to photograph getaway vehicle and license plate.

UPDATED: Woman rescued from ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park dies from injuries

A member of Nelson Fire Department is lowered into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park during a daring rescue in Nelson Friday night. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Media spokesperson Barbara McLintock confirmed to The Nelson Daily Monday the woman died in Kootenay Lake Hospital early Saturday morning.

McLintock said the BC Coroners Services continues to investigate the accident.

Nelson Fire execute rope rescue in ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park

New rules for home grown cannabis could create safety concerns in the city: police chief

NPD Chief Constable Paul Burkart said there is little doubt some people with licenses will continue to grow cannabis as they do already. — The Nelson Daily photo

Everything old is new again in the world of home grown cannabis, but there won’t be a proliferation of micro grow operations in Nelson despite the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

A federal court ruling in February — that the system was unfair to medical marijuana users who wanted to grow their own medicine, or designate someone to do it for them — has now opened the door to small amounts of legal home cultivation.

Pair pleads guilty following attempted heist of tools, copper cable

A security guard helped out Nelson Police during an early-morning break in.

A man was sentenced to seven months in jail and a woman is currently serving time in a correctional facility on the Lower Mainland following a heist of tools and copper cable from a storage facility said Nelson Police Sergeant Dino Falcone in a media release Thursday.

Falcone said police were called to a location within the city limits during the early hours of (Monday) August 15.

When police arrived officers discovered the local couple loading a vehicle with multiple tools as well as copper cable from a storage facility at approximately 4 a.m.

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