Nelson Police Department

School Zone Safety Message from the Nelson Police Department With return of the nice weather the school and playground zones in Nelson have become busy with activity in the morning and after school. Unfortunately, there have been several concerns raised about drivers not paying attention, not following posted speed limits and other perpetuating other driving […]

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Update to Tire Slashing File   NPD Makes Arrest and Recommends Charges in Series of Tire Slashings. NPD has identified a male from Nelson of no fixed address as the person responsible for a spree of damage to vehicles that was caused on February 26, 2021. The damage consisted primarily of tires being slashed and […]

Nelson Police Department

On April 3, 2021 at approximately 1200 hours, the Nelson Police Department monitored a Freedom Rally that was held at Nelson City Hall. Nelson Police observed approximately 150 participants who gathered to listen to speakers with messaging around COVID-19 related guidelines, measures, and enacted laws. Police observed some participants standing on the sidewalk in the […]

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Illicit Drug Supply Claims Two Lives in Suspected Overdoses NPD File 2021-1221 and 2021-1253 March 25 and March 28, 2021 respectively (Nelson, BC) – NPD responded to two separate and unrelated reports of suspected illicit drug overdoses in the Cottonwood Falls and Rail Town area of Nelson. BC Ambulance Service requested police attendance at one of […]

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Nelson Police Department (NPD) has confirmed that a charge of Manslaughter has been approved in regard to the 2020 death of off-duty Abbotsford police Constable Allan Young. Young was assaulted in Nelson BC on July 16, 2020 and succumbed to his injuries on July 21, 2020. Castlegar resident, Alex Willness (26), has been arrested by […]

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NPD File 21-834: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Fail to Stop for Police.   On Sunday February 28, 2021 at approximately 1:49pm   Nelson Police Department (NPD) located a rental van that had been involved in two police incidents in Castlegar and Trail earlier in the day. Upon seeing NPD vehicles at Nelson City […]

Nelson Police Department – Change of Command

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    On February 6, 2021 at approximately 1200 hours, the Nelson Police Department monitored a Freedom Rally that was held at Nelson City Hall.  Nelson Police observed approximately 75 participants who gathered to listen to speakers with messaging around COVID-19 related guidelines, measures, and enacted laws. Police observed some participants standing on the sidewalk […]

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Nelson Police Department Files of Interest   Recently the Nelson Police Department has received numerous complaints of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Nelson Fairview area. The Nelson Police Department would again like to remind the public to ensure vehicles are secure and that all valuables are removed or hidden from sight.  These criminal acts […]

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Canadian Police Exemplary Service Medal The Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983, recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces. Due to Covid-19, the Nelson Police […]