Nelson police dealt with several drunks over the weekend. They're also looking for whoever stole the donation box from the SPCA.

Nelson police dealt with several drunks over the weekend. They're also looking for whoever stole the donation box from the SPCA.

Nelson SPCA robbed

Police say a “substantial” amount of cash went missing in a theft from the Nelson SPCA branch at 524 Falls Street on Friday.

Police say a “substantial” amount of cash went missing in a theft from the Nelson SPCA branch at 524 Falls Street on Friday.

The money was swiped from a donation box on the front counter. The empty box was found under the building’s back stairs the following day.

The money goes toward animals in need.

Police are asking for the public’s help solving the crime.

More bear sightings

A bear was seen several times in the lower Rosemont area over the weekend.

It was spotted in the 1100 block of McQuarrie Street down the pathway off Lakeview Crescent that leads to the pedestrian tunnel under the highway.

Police are asking residents to be careful and again imploring them not to leave their garbage outside.

Garbage was cited as a key factor that lead to the death last week of a bear in Fairview.

Drunk jailed, ticketed

Police were called to a local pub on Thursday about a drunk patron who was refusing to leave.

They found him outside. An ambulance driving by stopped to check on him, noticing he was staggering down the street.

Police say he was “immediately confrontational” with them and the ambulance attendants and began insulting them and swearing.

The man, 49, was arrested for being drunk in public and jailed until he sobered up. He was issued a ticket of $115 upon release.

Screaming man leads to roadside ban

A woman was issued a 90-day roadside ban after police responded to a call about a call about a drunk man yelling and screaming early Friday on High Street.

He was seen getting into a vehicle and leaving, which police pulled over in the 500 block of Vernon Street.

The 28-year-old driver was asked to provide a breath sample. She failed the roadside screening test and in addition to the driving ban, her car was impounded for 30 days. The man who caused the disturbance in the first place was allowed to go.

Drunk hits head on dock

On Saturday around 8 p.m., emergency crews were called to the public dock at the foot of Hall Street where a drunk man was passed out.

The man, 50, hit his head when he fell and was bleeding from a gash on his forehead. Police and paramedics woke him up, but he was “belligerent and uncooperative.”

He was taken to hospital where his demeanor continued. Once released, he was jailed until he sobered up.

Noisy partiers fined

Police attended several loud house parties over the weekend and issued two hosts fines of $150 each for breaching the noise bylaw.