Crime

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.

No one seriously injured after boats collide on Kootenay Lake

The 16-foot Sea Ray boat was seen at Nasookin wharf Saturday. — Submitted photo

Nelson RCMP is attempting to piece together what happened on the waters of Kootenay Lake near Troop Junction beach during the early hours of Saturday (August 20).

RCMP Sergeant Monty Taylor told The Nelson Daily police were called to Kootenay Lake Hospital after receiving a report of injuries resulting from a boating accident on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

“Two boats with six people — four males and two females — were involved in an accident early Saturday morning,” Taylor told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Police are requesting public assistance after six break-and-enters Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“Castlegar RCMP are investigating a rash of commercial break and enter crimes that occurred overnight on Aug. 19. The break-ins were discovered early the next morning. Two of the break-ins were on 6th Ave., two in Blueberry, one on Columbia Road and one on Minto Road.

“Suspect(s) had gained entry into all businesses.”

DUI’s, downtown B & E, highway accident just few of calls keeping NPD officers busy

DUI’s, downtown B & E, highway accident just few of calls keeping NPD officers busy

Nelson Police Department was kept busy during the past few days, dealing with almost 100 calls for service from motor vehicle accidents, to a break-and-enter file to drivers still not getting the message that drinking and driving do not mix.

"Nelson Police would like to remind residents that it is everyone’s responsibility to reduce the amount of impaired driving in our community," said Acting Sergeant Matt Caldwell in a NPD media release.

IIO BC called in to investigate death in Terrace

IIO BC called in to investigate death in Terrace

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been called to investigate a police incident Thursday in Terrace.

RCMP report that around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (August 18) police received a call from a woman at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace who advised that a male was walking towards her with an axe and he may try and hurt himself.

Police attended, secured the area, and attempted to negotiate with the male in an effort to de-escalate the situation.

Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

A Castlegar man will be in court today facing several charges after an attempted robbery yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Aug. 17 at 12:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery at a local hotel,” Mathew explained. “A male had entered the lobby and approached the lone female clerk, where he then brandished a weapon and demanded money. The clerk responded by saying that she didn't have any money on hand, and the male then left the hotel.”

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Local police are becoming increasingly frustrated with fundamentally preventable crimes that are both victimizing residents and chewing up police resources, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“RCMP have recently responded to a number of complaints involving thefts from motor vehicles,” Orr said. “In a majority of these investigations, it was determined the vehicles which had items stolen from them were left unlocked. RCMP suggest that in additional to always locking your vehicle, items of any value should never be left inside your vehicle.”

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

A break-and-enter at the DQ last night has police requesting public assistance and information, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

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