With the second full week of school set to begin, the Nelson Police Department is reminding drivers to slow down.
With class back last week, officers focused plenty of attention on school zones around the community and found too many drivers still in their summer state of mind when it comes to the 30 kilometre-per-hour zones.
Police hit several people with tickets that start at $196 for exceeding the speed limit in the school zones.
In other police action last week…
On Tuesday night just before 6:30 p.m., police received a report of a male “flipping out” in the 400 block Carbonate Street. Officers attended and located a male known to them yelling jumping around.
Police say the man was clearly under the influence of street drugs and lodged into NPD cells until the following morning where he was placed in front of a judge.
The man was convicted of causing a disturbance and sentenced to seven days in jail.
On Thursday morning at 11 a.m., staff at a local restaurant noted their SPCA donation bin had been stolen and believed they knew who did it. NPD was notified and while investigating, the suspect called the restaurant to apologize and then quickly confessed to the investigating officer.
The 40-year-old local male will be writing a letter of apology and making restitution for the funds stolen.
On Friday night just after 8 p.m., staff at a downtown liquor store reported an intoxicated male had just stolen some liquor and was drinking it then throwing the cans at the business as he walked away.
Staff followed the man and advised police officers while en route that the male was becoming physical with pedestrians he encountered.
NPD members found the male, still carrying what remained of his stolen liquor just before he walked into a nearby crowd enjoying the Road Kings festivities. He was arrested without incident for the theft, causing a disturbance, public intoxication and consuming liquor in public.
The 39-year-old male was in Nelson visiting from Alberta.