Nelson Police Department

Media Release

The Nelson Police Department has been made aware of social media posts being shared in the community that describe two women being assaulted in separate incidents in Nelson during the last week. These incidents reportedly occurred in the late evening or early morning. To date, these alleged incidents have not been reported to the Nelson Police Department and it is unknown whether these events actually occurred or not.


Another recent post on social media reports a woman being chased around her vehicle by a male in the early hours before she was able to get away safely. The incident was reported to police and has been investigated. It appears that the event has been exaggerated on social media.


Police caution the public when posting this type of information on social media as it can easily escalate and cause unfounded fear in the community. Although social media is a great way to share information it’s important to get the correct information from a reputable source.


Please keep in mind that if police were to become aware of any type of concern for public safety a concerted effort would be made to advise the public. The public is encouraged to follow the Nelson Police Department on Facebook and Twitter for current information.


If you are a victim of an assault or have any information about these incidents please contact the Nelson Police Department or Crimestoppers.




Sgt Dan Markevich