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Potential cougar sighting in Fairview has police on alert

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
May 17th, 2011

It’s beginning to look like Noah’s Ark in the residential areas of Nelson.

In addition to two grizzly bears in the city that have closed several trails and one access road, on Saturday police received a cougar sighting complaint.

The anonymous complaint was sighted between Selkirk College and the old Mount St. Francis building in Upper Fairview.

But after Nelson Police members attended the area and spoke to several people out walking in the area no other sightings were reported.

“We stress this is a possible sighting but would like to warn people to be careful and alert when out and about near the wooded areas surrounding the city,” said acting Sgt. J. Scott-Pryke.

Conservation officers were advised of the possible sighting.

Caught with hand in cookie jar

Staff at the BC Liqour Store caught a shoplifter before he could leave the store on Saturday afternoon.

The 27-year-old man was arrested for breach of probation as he had conditions not to attend liquor stores. He was released with a court date set for July 5 in Nelson.

Still haven’t learned their lesson

Two young people that were involved in the $45,000 break-and-enter two weeks ago in Uphill Nelson were caught breaching their release conditions Sunday night.

Police had received a call about a group of underage people drinking in public in the alley behind the Hume Hotel.

Officers arrested two males for breaching their release conditions from an original charge with the residential break-and-enter where a significant amount of jewelry was stolen.

One 16-year-old was released to a parent on a promise to appear, while the other was held in custody until he appeared in court Monday.


Over the past weekend, Nelson Police officers responded to 51 calls for service.

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