Nelson City Police warn residents of suspicious callers who may try to defraud victims.

Nelson Police make easy arrest, warn of suspicious phone call

Sometimes making an arrest is as easy as knocking on the door.

Sometimes making an arrest is as easy as knocking on the door.

On January 20, Nelson City Police received a tip of a man arriving to Nelson who had numerous warrants and was staying at a residence occupied by people he was ordered to have no contact with.

While checking the home, the man answered the door and was taken into custody for the outstanding warrants and new charges of failing to comply with his court orders.

The man appeared in court to answer to these charges.

In other police briefs, a local citizen received a suspicious phone call from a man claiming to be her son.

“He told he was in hospital and needed assistance,” says Sgt. Paul Bayes in a press release. “Being alert she told the caller she would call his mother to verify this information. The male quickly hung up the phone.”

Police believe this was likely an attempt to defraud the woman of funds.

“The Nelson Police would like to remind people to be cautious of calls of this nature as there are those that are trying impersonate family members in urgent need of funds in order to steal their money,” says Bayes.

Please report incidents like this to the Nelson Police Department or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

 

Just Posted

Site C protest held outside Michelle Mungall’s office

The demonstration Wednesday was held following the NDP’s decision to continue the project

Readers light up social media over Christmas lights

Star website and Facebook page flooded with comments

PHOTOS: CP holiday train stops in Nelson

On Tuesday the CP holiday train made its 19th annual stop in Nelson

Special citation for cultural icon

Stephanie Fischer is ‘a true friend’ of Nelson

Where are Nelson’s downtown Christmas lights?

People have been voicing their complaints to the Star about this, so we decided to look into it

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

L.V. Rogers finishes 14th at volleyball provincials

The senior girls struggled during play earlier this month

Nelson’s SEEDS to move from Lakeside Park

New gardening location will be at Seventh Street Park

Columnist, dance instructor honoured by city

A Nelson Star columnist and a creative dance leader receive awards

Grease auditions set for the Capitol

Black productions is bringing 50s musical to town.

Breakfast gives kids a big boost

Books, toys and cash donated

Poverty the featured topic at artistic event

Artists to perform at event organized by Nelson at its Best

Local fabric artist Kate Bridger opens exhibit at Nelson Public Library

Bridger will be exhibited at the Nelson Public Library until Dec. 31

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Most Read