A pair of men were arrested early Sunday for breaking into the Nelson Commons construction site and climbing the crane.

Mischief-makers climb Nelson Commons crane

Two men broke into the Nelson Commons construction site early Sunday and climbed the crane.

  • Jun. 8, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Two men broke into the Nelson Commons construction site early Sunday and climbed the crane.

Police said they got the call shortly after 3 a.m. from on-site security. The men were arrested for mischief.

“The Nelson Police Department would like to remind the general public that entering any active construction site is not only dangerous but you may be arrested and face charges,” Sgt. Corey Hoy said in a news release.

Skateboarder injured

A man who was speeding downhill on a skateboard fell off and was knocked unconscious Saturday evening.

Police say they were called around 10:30 p.m. to Park St. and Vernon St.

The man, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, regained consciousness at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Hoy said skateboarding within the city limits isn’t permitted except for at skatepark.  “Those observed in contravention of the by-law may face fines and/or skateboard seizure,” he said. “In addition, the Nelson Police Department strongly encourages users wear protective equipment while riding.”

Baseball-wielding man arrested

A man who broke into a home in Lower Fairview with a baseball bat and accosted a woman was arrested Friday evening.

Police said they were called at about 6:30 p.m. Other people inside the home restrained the man and forced him to leave.

As officers were speaking with them, the man was seen nearby and arrested. He’s in custody pending a court date.

Police say it wasn’t a random act; the man and woman knew each other.



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