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Nelson woman rethinks inviting homeless man inside

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A Nelson woman trying to do a good deed by inviting an intoxicated homeless man into her apartment last Thursday soon regretted her decision.

The 40-year-old man, who she'd found cold and wet in the rain, became rude and aggressive once inside her home. She convinced him to get out of her apartment and sit in the hallway, but when she walked passed him a few minutes later, he threatened to kill her.

Nelson Police took the man into custody without incident. He'll remain in custody until a court date Monday, where he'll face charges of uttering threats and breaching a previous no-alcohol release condition.

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A police constable nearly drove his car into a man walking on the roadway in the 100 block of Anderson Street, Thursday at 9:15 p.m.

The offices turned around to find out why the man was walking on the road, and found he was under the influence of drugs and breaching a court imposed curfew.

He was held in police custody until a court date to answer to the charge of breaching probation.

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Just before midnight on Halloween night police were notified that an alarm had been triggered at the abandoned Mount St. Francis hospital.

Officers chased several young adults from the building and caught them nearby, at which point they admitted they had tied to go on a spooky adventure inside the building.

The young adults will not be charged in court for their actions, as none had a history of this kind of behaviour. An alternative punishment will be sought for their actions.

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