Women face charges in dumpster fires

Two women have been arrested in a rash of dumpster fires in Nelson over the weekend.

Two women have been arrested in a rash of dumpster fires in Nelson over the weekend.

Arson charges have not been laid, but police say they are “imminent.”

Two of the fires occurred behind the Chahko Mika Mall overnight Friday-Saturday and another at the Bogustown Pub overnight Saturday-Sunday.

Damage was contained to the dumpsters, but Sgt. Steve Bank says “potential for further damage was significant if not for the timely attendance of Nelson Fire Rescue.”

Both are Nelson residents, although one, 30, is formerly of Grand Forks, and the other, 49, is originally from Prince George. One was arrested on an unrelated matter. The two are acquaintances, although it’s not clear whether both will be charged in all three incidents.

Police want the public’s help in the case and are asking for anyone with information to call them.

Bar patron booted for breaking bottles

Police were called to a downtown bar at 1:30 a.m. Saturday to deal with a drunk man who was breaking bottles on the bar and refusing to leave.

He was arrested without incident and removed from the premises.

MarketFest a gem

Police were out and about during MarketFest Friday, but say there were no problems.

“The event was very well attended and had a pleasant family orientated atmosphere,” Bank says.

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