On May 2 the Nelson Police responded to a call about an unwanted person at a Rosemont home.

Rosemont assailant climbs tree

The Nelson Police responded to a call of an unwanted visitor on May 2, arrested 26-year-old male.

The Nelson Police Department responded to multiple calls involving a 26-year-old man who broke into a Rosemont home at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Saturday and later assaulted the resident after his release.

“A man returned after being told to leave, and kicked in a door to gain access. Officers took him into custody without incident and he was held for the night in cells,” Sgt. Paul Bayes said in a press release.

The man was released the same day and told not to return to the home. However, he immediately returned and assaulted the resident.

When police responded, the man ran away, eventually climbing a tree to avoid capture. The Nelson Fire Department was asked to help find a safe way to get the man down from his 40-foot perch. BC Ambulance was asked to stand by as well.

Authorities ultimately decided to wait until the suspect climbed down. He was arrested soon after while attempting to enter the home for a third time.

The man is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court today to answer to charges of breaching release conditions, assault, resisting arrest and escaping lawful custody.

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