Police investigate rash of Nelson burglaries

Police investigate rash of Nelson burglaries

The Nelson Police Department is investigating a rash of break and enters in Uphill since April 23.

The Nelson Police Department is investigating a rash of break and enters in Uphill since April 23.

Sgt. Nate Holt said in a news release that they can’t confirm that all of the crimes are related, “but there has been a pattern noted by investigators.”

The break-ins have occurred at night or early in the morning.

The culprits have targeted unlocked homes and have left no signs of forced entry or damage. In several cases cash or personal items have been stolen.

If you have any information, contact the police department or Crime Stoppers.

Wanted man arrested in Nelson

A 29-year-old man who escaped from a maximum security psychiatric facility in Edmonton was arrested in Nelson last week.

Police say they picked up the man downtown at 10:30 p.m. Thursday on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large.

He’s expected to be sent back to Edmonton.

“Police are thankful that no one was hurt as the transient male was considered extremely dangerous by the Alberta authorities,” Sgt. Dino Falcone said in a news release.

Scam artists never sleep

The latest scam making the rounds involves someone claiming to be from BC Hydro who phones and asks you to pay an amount or your power will be disconnected (never mind the fact that Nelson Hydro and FortisBC serves most of West Kootenay).

Nelson police are also reminding you not to give out any personal information if you receive an email claiming to be from a bank.

If you’re unsure of the request, call the bank or visit them in person with a copy of the email.

If you get such an email or call, you can also report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.