UPDATED: Police stop woman from jumping off bridge

Nelson police say a distraught woman threatened to jump off the orange bridge early Saturday.

Nelson police say a distraught woman threatened to jump off the orange bridge early Saturday.

They responded to an anonymous complaint at about 12:40 a.m. and found the woman, who was drunk, standing over the rail near the bridge’s approach.

The woman was cooperative and taken into custody. She spent the night in jail and was taken home the following morning.

• A stream of water led to the discovery of a grow-op in an Uphill home.

Around 7 p.m. Sunday night, a neighbour complained that water from the house was flooding his backyard. He tried repeatedly to call the homeowner without luck, so he notified police and public works.

They knocked, but there was no response. They entered the home to shut the water off and discovered the grow op. A search warrant was obtained to seize the plants.

One man was located in the home, and another later returned. The pair in their 30s are facing charges.

• Police had to deal with two bar fights in the last week.

In the first incident Thursday, they were called when a drunk man began fighting with staff at a downtown bar. He continued to fight and resisted arrest when police arrived.

Even as he was taken to jail, “he continued to fight, resist, and threaten police.”

The 34-year-old Nelson man was held overnight and could face charges.

They received a similar call Sunday morning. A man was found passed out inside a bar and became violent upon being woken up.

He was taken into custody until he sobered up and may also face charges.