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Bears continue to be a concern for police, Nelson residents

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 31st, 2012

The bear problem raising havoc from Kaslo to Trail continues to keep Nelson Police busy.

Tuesday at 3:43 p.m. in Fairview, two weeks after dealing with another problem in the quiet neighbourhood, NPD worked with Conservation officers to dispatch a three to four year-old black bear frequenting the area.

“The black bear appeared to be a 3-4 years old and was clearly comfortable around people,” acting Nelson Police Department

Sergeant Paul Bayes in a press release.

Bayes said NPD had received numerous calls of the bear wandering through the yards.

Police tracked the bear, which climbed up a tree and settled in before Conservation officers dispatched the animal.

Police remind the public to keep away from wild animals and to call NPD or the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

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Traffic stop garners NPD arrest of Ontario man

Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. police stopped a vehicle with Alberta license for a minor traffic violation.

During the discussion with the driver, NPD noticed the vehicle was stolen and man was wanted in several other provinces, including being bound by order to live in Ontario.

The man was held in NPD cells to be placed before a judge for the breaches of his order and theft of the car.

Phone conversation turns into 90 days in jail

Wednesday, during a phone conversation between a NPD member and a man regarding a document service, the officer became suspicious the party on the other end of the phone was intoxicated.

The party on the phone was a local male known to NPD, who was just released from court with numerous conditions answered instead.

A short time later officer saw the man near NPD office and was indeed intoxicated.

He was arrested for breach of his orders and when brought back before the courts the next day he was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

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