DJ arrested for immigration violation

Nelson police picked up DJ Brooklyn Earick on the weekend for an immigration breach.

DJ Brooklyn Earick was arrested early Saturday in Nelson on an alleged immigration violation.

DJ Brooklyn Earick was arrested early Saturday in Nelson on an alleged immigration violation.

Nelson police arrested a DJ performing at The Royal on the weekend on an immigration breach.

Brooklyn Earick, 27, a U.S. citizen, was taken to the police station at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, served with a detention order by immigration officials and held overnight.

Police say the “internationally well known DJ” was interviewed the following morning and released. He was ordered to attend a hearing in Vancouver on Wednesday.

Sgt. Howie Grant says when Earick arrived in Calgary a few days ago, he allegedly declared himself a visitor to Canada, but border officials later determined that he was here to perform.

“He was co-operative throughout, and released without restrictions,” Grant says.

Earick, an Ohio native, posted on his Twitter account Sunday afternoon: “Thank you Nelson, Canada..You guys were awesome. Off to Vancouver to hopefully get sorted w/ immigration so I can come back soon. Cheers.”