Man arrested after Nelson police chase

A 30-year-old local man will be in Nelson court on April 5 facing multiple charges including dangerous driving and fleeing from police.

A 30-year-old local man will be in Nelson court on April 5 facing multiple charges including dangerous driving and fleeing from police after an incident Friday afternoon.

The Nelson Police Department received a complaint around 5:30 p.m. about a vehicle being driven dangerously while headed into the city on Highway 3A.

Cst. Jarrett Slomba said in a news release that officers located the vehicle within minutes ravelling through the downtown core and tried to stop it, but the driver refused to pull over.

The vehicle was eventually stopped a short distance away but the driver ran away. Officers chased him and found him nearby. The suspect, who is known to police, was arrested without incident.

Phone scam persists

The Nelson Police Department continues to receive reports about a telephone scam where the caller claims to be from Canada Revenue Agency.

“These telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt,” Sgt. Paul Bayes said.

“Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.”

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. Canada Revenue Agency doesn’t contact people by phone and doesn’t arrest people for outstanding balances.

Just Posted

Nelson to get legal opinion on right-to-life street banner

Does the Nelson Right to Life banner violate the Charter of Rights?

Nelson’s oldest veteran dies at 99

Lionel Binette was well known for his annual recitation of In Flanders Fields on Remembrance Day

RED resort announces new ski lift

Topping lift will add new ski area to resort, reduce bottleneck on Motherload chair

Update: Bodies recovered from Pend d’Oreille River crash

To help support the family, a fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale

Paramedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

Okanagan man, Yorkshire terrier chased by coyote

Animal sightings have been reported around West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan

Having phone within sight while driving does not violate law: B.C. judge

The mere presence of a cell phone within sight of a driver is not enough for a conviction, judge says

B.C. lottery winner being sued by Surrey co-workers

They claim he owes them $200,000 each, in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

Pot industry welcomes decreased edibles tax, but unhappy medical tax remains

Taxes can increase the cost of medical cannabis by as much as 25 per ceny

‘It has to send a message:’ Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving and apologized in court

MPs continue voting marathon as Tories protest shutdown of Wilson-Raybould motion

Multiple MPs have resigned from Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet

Canucks hang on for 7-4 win over Senators

Horvat nets 2 for Vancouver

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Most Read