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Motorcyclist drops bike on Nelson interchange

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 25th, 2013

A rider was taken to hospital after losing control of his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon on the Highway 6/3A interchange.

The motorcyclist slid a considerable distance and dumped oil on the highway.

Nelson Police, Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance attended the scene.

The rider was taken to hospital.

Traffic was diverted around the accident scene.

NPD charges Creston man with two counts of assault

Nelson Police responded to a fight in progress at the 800 block of Vernon Street while conducting regular patrols in the early hours of Wednesday (April 24).

When police arrived at 2:25 a.m. local bar staff was detaining a male suspect.

During the fight two young Nelson residents sustained significant facial injuries during the alleged assaulted by the man. 

The 20-year-old male from Creston was arrested for two counts of Assault Causing Bodily Harm. 

During the exchange with bar staff the male suspect also sustained significant injury to his leg and was therefore transported to Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital upon arrest. 

He was released later at hospital on documents to appear in Nelson Court in May. 

However, hospital staff contacted NPD a short time later to report the male had departed the hospital in a stolen wheel chair. 

The male eventually returned to the Vernon St area and allegedly uttered threats to persons in the area, before fleeing the scene on a bicycle. 

NPD are continuing investigation into these matters and will seek a warrant of arrest for the male in relation to Theft and Uttering Threats charges.

Suspicious male in Fairview area

Saturday (April 20) at approximately 10:50 pm, NPD members responded to a report of a suspicious male in the Fairview area. 

The male was suspected to have committed a recent break and enter to a Fairview business and was diligently spotted by the business owner and reported. 

Prior to immediate police arrival, the suspect was able to seek cover in a Fairview residence however the business owner was able to pinpoint his location.  As a result, NPD members were able to effectively locate and arrest the 29-year-old man from Kaslo.

The male was transported to NPD cells where he was brought before a Justice of the Peace and eventually released on conditions to appear in Nelson Court next month, facing a charge of Break and Enter. 

The male has also been recently charged with multiple thefts and possession of stolen property in separate and unrelated incidences.   

Police deals with alcohol-related offences at fair

Nelson Police are pleased to report no major incidences occurred during the West Coast Amusement Fair this past weekend. 

However the event was not without some police involvement as several liquor-related offences were observed and enforced. 

A 37-year-old Langley resident was arrested for Intoxication in Public and lodged in NPD cells. 

Several violation tickets were also issued under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act for consuming liquor in public as well as minors in possession of liquor.


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