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Alberta man likes his alcohol, just doesn't like paying for it

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 9th, 2012

A 39-year-old man got a head start on celebrating the Road Kings Queen City cruise Friday.

The only problem he didn’t pay for his liquor.

Friday at 8 p.m. staff at a locak liquor store alerted Nelson Police an intoxicated male had taken some liquor and was drinking it then throwing the cans at the business as he walked away. 

Staff followed and advised NPD while en route that the male was becoming physical with pedestrians he encountered.

Officers located the man still carrying what remained of his stolen liquor just before he walked into a nearby crowd enjoying the Road Kings festivities. 

The man from Alberta was arrested without incident for the theft, causing a disturbance, public intoxication and consuming liquor in public.

The apologizing thief

Thursday (September 6)at 11 a.m. staff at a local restaurant noted their SPCA donation bin had been stolen.

Nelson Police were called and when officers arrived staff believed they knew the person who took the bin.

At the same time the suspect called the restaurant to apologize and then quickly confessed to the investigating officer. 

The 40-year-old local man will be writing a letter of apology and making restitution for the funds stolen.

Drugs lands man in jail for seven days

In the early evening (6:20 p.m.) Tuesday (September 4) Nelson Police received a call of a man “flipping out” in the 400 block Carbonate Street.

When police arrived they found a man clearly under the influence of street drugs and lodged into NPD cells until the following morning where he was placed in front of a judge. 

David Bridgewater was convicted of causing a disturbance and sentenced to 7 days in jail.

Speed in a school zone and pay $196 plus

Nelson Police would like to remind motorists school is back in session for the new term.

Nelson Police and IRSU have been focusing on enforcing school and playground zones in Nelson. 

Fines for speeding in a school zone start at $196.




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