Return to scene leads to arrest by Nelson police officers

A strange choice by a thief in Nelson earlier this week helped police with an easy arrest. - file photo
A strange choice by a thief in Nelson earlier this week helped police with an easy arrest.
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Returning to the scene of the crime led to the arrest of a Nelson man who broke into a local beer and wine store.

In the early hours of Tuesday, the Nelson Police Department was alerted by the store’s alarm company that a break-and-enter had occurred. Calling in the Nelson RCMP Canine Unit, officers attempted to track the suspect but didn’t locate him at the time.

The 29-year-old was caught when he returned to the scene to attempt a further theft. The owner of the store who was still there saw him. Nelson Police located him in a nearby home and recovered much of the stolen property.

The man has been charged with four counts of break-and-enter and was in violation of conditions stemming from previous charges of mischief and causing a disturbance. The man will remain in custody until appearing in court on February 5. He also faces another break-and-enter charge in Vancouver, as well as several other breach charges along with possession of drugs from previous incidents in Nelson.



Nelson Police is warning people about scams being sent via email regarding banking issues. The latest con claims Royal Bank accounts have been restricted until identification is provided through attached websites.

If anyone receives an email such as this, no matter what the banking institution, and are concerned with the content, please call your branch and confirm the legitimacy of the email or report this matter to police. Banks do not require customers to do business through emails.


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