Nelson City Police had a busy St. Patrick's Day.

Nelson police call Harper effigy ‘inappropriate’

The Nelson Police Department responded to 51 calls for service this past weekend.

The Nelson Police Department responded to 51 calls for service this past weekend. Police say due to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations they were very busy, but aside from noise complaints and disturbances, they were not called to any major events related to the revelers.


Police responded to a domestic dispute at the 400 block of Baker Street on Friday. An intoxicated male was arrested and faces several charges related to a previous assault and breaching court-imposed conditions.


Police responded to a 911 call from the Hume Liquor Store Saturday evening. Liquor store staff had confronted a male and female consuming alcohol in the alley next to the store. It is reported that the male allegedly displayed a knife and threatened staff. When police arrived they were able to arrest the male within a block. Contrary to court restrictions, the male was in possession of a knife and has been remanded in custody. Police have put forth charges of threatening, possession of a weapon and breaching court ordered conditions.


Sunday morning police responded to a 911 call near the hospital. When police arrived they located a female screaming for help in the front yard of a home. A 38-year-old Nelson man was arrested from inside the home, with charges for assault pending.


On Monday afternoon officers responded to the 500 block of Baker Street where an effigy was hanging from a rope off the upper section of a building. The effigy had a sign that read “Stop Harper.” Several members of the public initially thought someone was in danger and had called 911. Police say no one took responsibility for the event. The department says a protest of this violent nature is very inappropriate.


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