Mentally ill Nelson man arrested
A mentally ill Nelson man is in trouble with the law again.
Police say a constable stopped his car in the 500 block of Ward Street on Wednesday to speak to someone who flagged him down.
He turned to see Mikael Arrak, 27, allegedly point his fingers at him in the shape of a gun. Arrak was already under an order not to approach the officer, who he had previously threatened.
Arrak was arrested and then spit at the arresting officers and uttered death threats, according to police.
While in court the next day, he allegedly threatened the sheriff’s deputies.
Arrak will appear in court tomorrow on seven charges including breaching his probation, uttering threats, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Arrak was previously convicted of criminally harassing a ex-girlfriend and in January 2011 ordered to leave town. However, once the case became known in the media, a judge rescinded the order.
Arrak has been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. He has been in and out of psychiatric care facilities.
Drunks arrested at Spiritbar
Early Friday, police arrested a man causing a disturbance at the Spiritbar.
They arrived to find the man being held by staff, but several others trying to inferere.
Police say they quickly took the man into custody and placed him in a patrol car, but in the meantime a woman they presume was his girlfriend “continually tried to interfere” with them.
She was warned twice to back off but continued, and was arrested for being drunk in public and obstructing a police officer.
Both were jailed until they sobered up.
Police returned to the Spiritbar a few hours later to deal with another request for help dealing with a drunk patron who refused to leave.
After he was arrested, it was discovered that he was under conditions to stay away from alcohol, stemming from “several serious charges.”
He’ll be in court tomorrow.
Graffiti suspect nabbed
A man with a long history of graffiti-related incidents in BC was arrested late Friday after staff at The Royal reported seeing a man and two women loitering nearby who might have tagged a building.
Police say the man was drunk and jailed until sober.
He’s expected to face mischief charges.