Man arrested in Nelson pepper spray incident

A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pepper spraying another man downtown Nelson just after midnight Sunday.

A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pepper spraying another man downtown Nelson just after midnight Sunday.

Police say he ran away but was located soon after hiding in a home. They’re recommending charges of assault with a weapon and possession of weapon contrary to an order.

The man was released on a promise to appear in court on March 8.

Shoplifter arrested

A 27-year-old local man was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at a local grocery store.

Police say alert staff at a neighbouring business called them after they witnessed the man acting suspicious in the parking lot and then entering the store.

An officer found the man stuffing and hiding items in his jacket. He was also released on a promise to appear in court on March 8.

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