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Arrests made following Break and Enter at Lakeside Drive Gas Station — NPD

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
June 19th, 2024

Two suspects known to police are facing charges following a break and enter at the gas station Saturday morning in the 500 block of Lakeside Drive Nelson Police said in a media release.

Nelson Police said that Silas MacCreadie and Joel Dinunzio were formally charged with Break and Enter as well as Theft Under $5000 and were held for a bail hearing.

Nelson Police said that both suspects were subsequently released by the courts under strict conditions. These conditions include no contact with one another, prohibition from possessing break-in tools, and a ban on attending the location of the incident.

Their next court appearance date was Tuesday, June 18th.

Nelson Police said that officers were dispatched to Lakeside Drive at  approximately 3:46 a.m. to a glass-break alarm at a gas station located next to the Wholesale Club grocery store.

When officers arrived they discovered that the front door had been smashed with rocks.

Nelson Police said that CCTV security footage revealed two suspects entering the store, taking merchandise, and leaving the scene.

Officers quickly identified both suspects as Silas MacCreadie and Joel Dinunzio, who are well-known to police due to their extensive histories of property crimes.

“I am proud of our officers for diligently investigating this incident and swiftly arresting both suspects,” said NPD Inspector Kris Rice.

“In response to a recent increase in break and enters to businesses in our community, our officers are targeting prolific offenders and taking proactive measures to curb theft and other property crimes.”

Rice said that anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Nelson Police Department.

How to Report Information:

  • Phone: Contact the Nelson Police Department at (250) 354-3919
  • Email: Send information to
  • Crime Stoppers: Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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