The graffiti has been washed off the side of the Nelson Library

Nelson police arrest tagger

Officers arrested the man they believe tagged several buildings along Victoria Street.

Nelson police arrested a man they believe is responsible for tagging the walls of the Nelson Library, the Telus building and BC Assessment building last weekend.

Officers noticed fresh graffiti on the buildings along Victoria Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The words “ozone” and “Katie” were written in black spray paint. They recognized the tags as belonging to someone they arrested for a similar incident in September.

Officers searched the area and eventually found the man sleeping in his vehicle. Lucas Wells, 31, was arrested for seven counts of mischief to property.

He’ll appear in Nelson court December 4 and was released on bail, with numerous conditions, until then.

Police are encouraging business owners to contact the department if they have experienced any similar vandalism recently.

Just Posted

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Police track armed kidnapping across Thompson-Okanagan

RCMP allege it was a targeted crime believed to be linked to the drug trade

St. Paul’s Hospital replacement slated to open in Vancouver in 2026

Announced many times, but this time there’s money, Adrian Dix says

Most Read