It was a busy weekend for the Nelson Police Department.

POLICE REPORT: Dynamite scare turns out to be flares

There were also several alcohol related calls for service over the weekend involving unruly behavior and public intoxication.

  • Dec. 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.

It was an interesting week for the Nelson Police Department.

On December 12, police received a call for service to a local charitable organization that had received a donation of a tool box containing what appeared to be several sticks of dynamite.  The Nelson Police Department attended and confirmed the sticks were old road flares and did not pose any danger to the public. Police would like to kindly remind those who donate materials to ensure that no potential threats are included in their donation to avoid future incidents.

On December 14, police were detaining a male in the area of Vernon and Hendry streets for the theft of a baby stroller.  During the interaction, the male became irate and resisted arrest while being detained. The male fled from police and after a foot pursuit was apprehended.

It was determined that the male is known to police and suffers from several mental health issues.  The male was released from custody and charges are being considered.

The department also received several alcohol related calls for service over the weekend involving unruly behavior and public intoxication.

The police would like to remind those who participate in holiday festivities to plan ahead for celebrations and ensure they have a safe method of arriving at their destinations.

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