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Bears continue to haunt NPD

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 14th, 2012

Bear complaints continue to keep the Nelson Police Department busy as officers handled four calls this past week


The Nelson Police Department, receiving handled 82 calls in the last four days, were dispatched to roaming bears in yards and garages since Saturday.

All of the calls occurred in the early morning hours in Uphill and Rosemont.

As a result of these calls and previous ones, two bear traps have been set up in the Rosemont area by Conservation Officers. The Public is reminded to clean up all attractants, pick their fruit, cover their barbeques, and ensure that their garbage is secure until pick-up day.

NPD want to remind residents garbage should not be stored, placed and discarded in a manner that may be accessible to wildlife.

People can be fined upwards of $2,000 under the City of Nelson Waste Management and Wildlife Attractant Bylaw No. 3198, 2011 for not doing so.

Bear sightings should be reported to the Conservation Officer Service at 1 877 952-7277. 

Bear Aware is an excellent resource for information on bears in the urban interface. Information can be located at or from printed pamphlets available at the Nelson Police Department.

Nelson resident arrested for B & E

On Sunday (September 9) at 7 a.m., the Nelson Police Department received a 911 call from a resident reporting a break and enter and assault. A police officer attended within minutes and upon arrival, a known male fled the scene.

A 46 year-old Nelson resident is currently wanted on two BC wide warrants for Break and Enter, two counts of Uttering

Threats, assault, forcible confinement and two counts of Breach of Recognizance.

The name of the accused is currently not being released by police in order to protect the female victim and her children’s identity. Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured.

The accused is well known to police and is the estranged husband of the victim.  

Criminal Harassment earns man $5000 fine

Later Sunday, at 3:30 p.m., a 42 year-old male was arrested for Criminal Harassment. He allegedly attempted to contact his ex-partner numerous times over a two day period.

The Nelson resident was held in custody until September 11, 2012 and released on a Recognizance of Bail and a $5000 No Deposit one Surety Bail.

He was also released on strict conditions and is scheduled to attend Nelson Provincial Court on October 2.

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