A Creston man wound up in a heap of trouble after he refused to get the message on Wednesday morning.

Creston man refuses to get the message

A 20-year-old Creston man became a menace in the streets of Nelson early Wednesday morning.

A 20-year-old Creston man became a menace early Wednesday morning.

Just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nelson Police Department officers observed a fight in progress while on a routine patrol in the 800 block of Vernon Street.

Upon police arrival, the male suspect was subdued and detained by bar staff. Two young Nelson residents were allegedly assaulted by the male prior to being detained and sustained significant facial injuries.

Creston man was arrested for two counts of Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

During the exchange with bar staff, the male suspect also sustained significant injury to his leg and was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital upon arrest. He was later released at hospital on documents to appear in Nelson Court in May.

Shortly after release, hospital staff contacted the police department to report the male had departed the hospital in a stolen wheelchair.

The male eventually returned to the Vernon Street area and allegedly uttered threats to persons in the area, before fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

The Nelson Police Department is continuing investigation into these matters and will seek a warrant of arrest for the male in relation to Theft and Uttering Threats charges.


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