The Easter long weekend provided plenty of activity for the Nelson Police Department.
On April 23, at 11 p.m. the Nelson Police received several 911 calls about a crazed male covered in blood running around breaking windows in the downtown area. One person went to the NPD office to report the suspect had smashed her car windshield with her still in the vehicle. Nelson Police members raced to the scene and managed to take the obviously delusional male into custody. He had to be transported to hospital due to his bizarre behavior and injuries he caused himself.
The 33-year-old male remains in police custody and will appear in Rossland court April 19 to answer to charges of mischief to property, causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and breaching release conditions.
The previous day, Friday, April 18, at approximately 6 p.m. a motorist notified police about a pair of intoxicated men on the side of the highway who had thrown something at his truck. When the driver pulled over to talk to the pair, one attempted to fight him. The driver quickly left the scene.
Officers arrived to find the two still in the same area drinking. One was arrested and charged with public intoxication, lodged into cells and released when he was no longer a danger to others. The other was charged for consuming liquor in public and, being sober enough to care for himself, was allowed to go to a nearby friend’s home for the evening.
The annual Fair was in Nelson over the Easter weekend. The Nelson Police increased patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages. There were numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but no major incidents.
As a reminder to those that feel they need to have a drink at these type of events the fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230.