The Nelson Police Department is concerned about stray dogs.

Stray dog numbers on the rise in Nelson

Nelson Police and City bylaw departments have been made aware of an increase in the number of stray or unleashed dogs in Nelson.

Nelson Police and City bylaw departments have been made aware of an increase in the number of stray or unleashed dogs in Nelson.

“Enforcement of these bylaws will be increased as the weather warms up and people are allowing their pets to roam farther from home,” says a release issued by the Nelson Police Department.

If dogs are reported and picked up by Police or Bylaw they face a fine of $70, impoundment fees of $60 and $17 per day storage before they can get their family pet back home, say police.

Additional fines will be levied if the dog is unlicensed.

 

Theft victim gets property back

A Nelson man found his mother’s house broken into and several valuable items stolen on Monday, May 27.

The Nelson Police, with assistance of the RCMP began investigating immediately and on Wednesday, they took a suspect into custody.

A 37-year-old man from Balfour is facing charges of Break and Enter and theft over $5,000. All the victim’s property was recovered.

 

Police warn about rash of thefts from cars

Over the last several days there have been a rash of thefts from autos and attempted car thefts in Nelson, warn police.

Police remind people to ensure their cars are locked and all valuables removed. “Although some items might seem trivial to the owner, such as small change, they can be valuable to a would-be thief,” says a release issued by the Nelson Police Department.

Police are looking for information about two specific thefts from vehicles where firearms and jewelry were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 250-354-3919 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

Cops receiving reports of bears in city

Bear season has arrived in Nelson and people should be especially aware of leaving their garbage out, say Nelson Police.

Several reports of black bears and possibly one grizzly have been received over the last several days.

If there is an immediate safety concern with these animals call the Nelson Police right away. Otherwise please call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.