Police were busy with numerous bear and human disturbances in the first half of this week.

Man claims to be possessed by demons in Nelson

Police were asked to assist with a man who claimed to be possessed by demons and was convulsing on the floor of a local church.

Though police had numerous calls about bears wondering through residential areas this week between Sunday and Wednesday, officers also had some unusual human-related calls among the 80 they received in the four-day period.

Police were asked to assist with a man who claimed to be possessed by demons and was convulsing on the floor of a local church. With police assistance, the Father at the church blessed the man’s residence in attempt to ease his suffering.

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Police also received a call from a young thief offering an apology to the family he attempted to steal a vehicle hubcap from.

The thief didn’t make it far with the hubcap. The father of the young man whose vehicle the thief stole from, chased him down and took back the hubcap without incident.

While police thank the father for his quick reaction, they recommend residents call them for assistance, rather than taking matters into their own hands.

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Police are investigating a man for theft and possession of stolen property after finding him with a backpack full of packaged meat they believe was taken from a local grocery store.

The man was known to police, and was arrested and searched after officers found him breaching a parole condition that required he stay out of Nelson’s downtown core.

Officers also found an MP3 player, speaker and drugs in the man’s backpack. The man’s probation was a result of numerous earlier possession and theft-related charges.

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