Police were busy over BC Day long weekend.

Busy long weekend for Nelson Police

Police respond to several calls involving drugs and alcohol.

Nelson police were kept busy over the BC Day long weekend with 83 calls to service between Friday and Monday.

 

Police arrested a man smoking a joint in the 400 block of Baker Street on Friday at noon.

When a bylaw officer attempted to approach him, he fled up the street — and straight towards an approaching police car, nearly running into the vehicle as it turned to block his path.

Police arrested him, took his joint and found a small baggie of marijuana on him.

Because of his extensive criminal record, police detained him until his Aug. 7 court appearance.

 

An intoxicated minor took several swings at police as they tried to arrest him.

On Aug. 3 at 11:20 p.m., the 18-year-old was found staggering around the intersection of Baker and Ward streets. As police approached, he fled on food.

Police caught him, but rather than surrender he tried to punch the officers and treat their radios off.

Eventually police subdued him and brought him to a cell. A judge ordered the man remain in custody until a Aug. 14 court date.

 

A man trying to steal tip money from a business in the 400 block of Baker Street was arrested after a brief foot chase on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The man was breaching a condition from a previous incident that forbade him from being in that area.

Police took him into custody and a court date was scheduled for him to answer to his charges of breaching release conditions.

 

An aggressive dog attacked another dog and the pet’s owner near mountain station Saturday.

The victim was walking his dog when the aggressive animal attacked it. When he tried to rescue his pet, the other dog bit the tip of his finger off.

The aggressive dog is owned by someone who lives outside Nelson, so the bylaw department is working with the Regional District of Central Kootenay to deal with the incident.

 

Police detained a man who was seen removing property from a parked car on 2 Street in Fairview.

On Saturday at 4:30 p.m. a resident alerted police of the man who was stashing the stolen items in a nearby yard.

The man was known to police, and he was not the owner of the car he was looting from. ‘

He was arrested and released for court with numerous conditions to abide by.

 

Police attended a domestic dispute involving a couple staying at the Villa Motel.

On Sunday at 11:30 p.m. the man called police about his  intoxicated fiancée. Police arrived to find them both heavily intoxicated and bearing signs that they had been in a fight.

The couple gave contradicting stories of what happened. Police arrested them both and held them in custody overnight.

They’ll be in court Sept. 11 to answer to charges.

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