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Nelson Police respond to numerous complaints over Canada Day holiday

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
July 3rd, 2021

Nelson Police Department was kept busy before and after the Canada Day holiday, responding to many requests for service during the past few days.

Man facing charges for breaching court orders, trafficking

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at approximately 6:11 a.m., the Nelson Police received a complaint to check the well-being of a male in the 500 block of Hall Street.

When police arrived, officers located the male, who was known to police, and determined that he was in breach of numerous court conditions and in possession of a quantity of drugs consistent with drug trafficking. 

“The male was arrested and is facing charges of breaching court orders and possession for the purpose of trafficking,” Nelson Police said.

Police arrest two men, now facing robbery, weapons, and breach charges

Later Wednesday, police received a complaint of a robbery with an imitation firearm and knife that occurred the previous evening. 

Police said the male arrested earlier that day and another male were identified as being responsible. 

“The second male, who was also known to police, was located . . . and arrested,” Nelson Police said. 

Police said both males are facing robbery, weapons, and breach charges with an upcoming court appearance next week.

The people involved in this matter are known to each other and police do not believe there is further risk to the greater public.

Vehicle stolen in Nelson, recovered in Castlegar

On Friday, July 2, 2021, at approximately 7:52 a.m., the Nelson Police received a complaint of a vehicle being stolen while parked in the 600 block Ward Street. 

Police were advised that the vehicle keys had been inadvertently left in the unlocked vehicle. 

Nelson Police said the vehicle was later recovered in Castlegar. 

“Police would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens to ensure their vehicles are secure and all valuables, including keys are removed or hidden from sight,” Nelson Police said. 

“These types of criminal acts are opportunistic in nature and vehicle owners can take preventative measures to minimize these incidents.”

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