Twenty minutes of panic for an Uphill couple ended Saturday after their four-year-old son was found safe.
Police say the distraught parents called 911 to report their son was gone. After 20 minutes of canvassing neighbours and searching the area, an officer found the boy hiding behind a lawmower and box under a stairwell next to the family home.
“Police would like to thank the Nelson Fire and Rescue, bylaw officers, neighbours and citizens for assisting in searching for the missing boy,” said Acting Sgt. Dino Falcone.
“The response by unknown residents stopping what they were doing and helping any way they could was overwhelming and greatly appreciated.”
Teenage girl found on side of highway
A 14-year-old Nelson girl was found drunk lying face-down on the side of the highway near Granite Road and Government Road around 10 p.m. Friday.
An off-duty RCMP officer reported it to the Nelson Police Department, who attended and discovered the girl was under an intensive support and supervision order.
One of her conditions was to stay away from alcohol. She was arrested for failing to comply with the order and held overnight for a bail hearing the next day.
She was released on strict conditions and is due back in court on July 24.
Man injured after drug overdose
Police say a 22-year-old Nelson man was treated in hospital for a drug overdose and cuts to his arm early Saturday.
They were called to Upper Fairview around 6:15 a.m. and found the man laying on the road, screaming, with his right arm bleeding.
According to his roommates, he had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs including ecstasy, LSD, hash, marijuana and alcohol.
He was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital, had his arm stitched up and is expected to make a full recovery.
Gyro Park vandals return
Despite increased police patrols, vandals have struck again at Gyro Park.
At 6:30 a.m. Saturday police received a report that a large amount of damage had been caused to park benches.
It was the latest of several incidents over the last couple of weeks.
Police are asking for tips to help catch the culprits.
Party thrower ticketed
A 31-year-old man has been ticketed $150 for a noisy party in Uphill early Sunday that saw police called out twice.
Residents were given a warning the first time, but police were called back soon after by upset neighbours.
Police break up fight between mother and child
Police responded Sunday afternoon to a 911 call in Uphill involving a nine-year-old boy screaming and fighting with his mother.
They say it appears the boy ingested alcohol and possibly non-prescription drugs. He was rushed to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.