Nelson Police Department Press Release July 26, 2017

Nelson Police Department File 2017-3486


On Tuesday July 25th 2017 at 08:34 hours, Nelson Police received multiple 911 calls of a cyclist being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Stanley and Silica Street in Nelson. Members attended, and located the 26 year-old male on the ground a couple of feet from a motor vehicle.


Nelson Police members provided initial medical treatment until being quickly relieved by attending fire and ambulance crews. The cyclist was then
transported to Kelowna General by air as a result of the severity of his head and neck injuries. A Nelson RCMP Collision Analyst attended and did a forensic analysis of the scene.


Multiple contributing factors are being considered as to the cause of the collision.

Nelson Police File # 2017-3517

On Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. Nelson Police received a report of a mischief and threats from a staff member in the downtown core. Evidence on scene captured the culprit throwing a rock through the front windshield of a vehicle.


The 24 year-old male who is well known to police was arrested shortly afterwards and charged with Uttering Threats and Mischief under $5000. This particular male has had 129 contacts with the Nelson police dating back to 2014.


He was released on a Promise to Appear and placed on strict conditions. He is scheduled to attend Nelson Provincial Court on October 3, 2017.

Nelson Police File # 2017-3531

On Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. Nelson Police officers were patrolling the downtown core and observed 2 occupants in a vehicle that are well known to police. Upon further investigation in the downtown laneway, the two occupants were found in possession of a controlled substance.


A 51 year-old male and a 38 year-old female were arrested for 1 count each of possession of a controlled substance-Fentanyl and Methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed that they are both unlicensed drivers.

The couple was released on scene on a provincial appearance notice and are scheduled to attend Nelson Provincial Court on October 3, 2017