A alleged vehicle thief wanted for for crimes in several province was arrested by police in Nelson Wednesday evening.
Nelson Police stopped an Ontario man for a minor traffic violation. His passenger was known to police and was bound by several court-issued conditions. Police began questioning the passenger to ensure he was in complying with his conditions, but soon realized it was actually the driver who was in violation of an order that he not leave his home provinces. As well, police determined the driver had stolen the car from Alberta.
The man was held in a the Nelson Police Department cells while he awaited a court date. He’s facing charges for a breaching his order and theft of the car.
Nelson Police called a man to serve him a court document on Thursday and wound up handing him a 90 day jail sentence instead.
The man had been recently been released from from court with with numerous conditions, including that he not consume alcohol. When police called his residence about the document, the person who answered sounded intoxicated and refused to admit who he was.
Not long after, police saw the man walking near the police department, determined he was indeed intoxicated and arrested him.