Nelson police arrested a drunk man found inside a downtown dumpster last week (not the one pictured).

Nelson police rescue man from dumpster

A 40-year-old man was arrested last week for being drunk in public after a citizen reported someone in a downtown dumpster.

From one type of bin to another: a 40-year-old man was arrested for being drunk in public one night last week after a citizen called 911 to report someone in a downtown dumpster.

Nelson police helped the man out, then took him to jail, where he was kept overnight and released the next morning.

“As you can imagine, this incident could have been devastating if it were not for the alert witness who called police,” says Acting Sgt. Dino Falcone.

Teen injured in Fairview party

Police broke up a party in Fairview early Saturday that saw a 17-year-old boy allegedly assaulted.

Falcone says several kids were drunk and fighting when police pulled up during a routine patrol.

The teen who was hurt called for an ambulance a couple of blocks away.

Officers found him and the fire department attended immediately to treat his injured hand. He was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital where he received 15 stitches.

He was released soon afterwards to his parents.

The incident is still under investigation.

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