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.

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