Man charged with threatening bylaw officer

A 31-year-old Nelson man is in trouble after allegedly threatening a bylaw enforcement officer on Thursday.

A 31-year-old Nelson man is in trouble after allegedly threatening a bylaw enforcement officer on Thursday.

The Nelson Police Department says around 4:05 p.m., the man approached the officer about a parking infraction and “began to verbally abuse the officer using offensive, degrading and profane language.”

According to Sgt. Steve Bank, the man then “then threatened violence and death to the officer and towards the officer’s family.”

The bylaw officer called police, but Bank says the suspect continued to berate her.

Once he saw police arriving, he ran into a business in the 500 block of Baker Street.

The man was arrested and jailed a short time later. He’ll be in court December 6.

Police are asking witnesses to contact them.

Graffiti artist agrees to repair damage

A 16-year-old from Calgary has agreed to clean up graffiti he sprayed at six places around Nelson.

Police arrested him one night late last month as he was tagging a wall on the Nelson curling club. He also admitted to spraying graffiti in Calgary, and local police have contacted authorities there.

He’ll be off the hook here if he repairs the damage, but face a charge of mischief if he fails to do so.