Category: Nelson Police Department

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    NELSON, January 16th, 2024 — The Nelson Police Department proudly announces a
    transformative step towards modernization by partnering with Digital Mobility Incorporated
    (DMI) to implement cutting-edge technology aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and
    public safety. The Nelson Police Department has launched a groundbreaking pilot project
    introducing the Intelligent Mobile Patrol (IMP) software, a revolutionary solution designed and
    developed by the renowned Canadian company Digital Mobile Incorporated. This software
    will facilitate a seamless transition for our officers from traditional paper-based notes to

    electronic notes, marking a significant leap forward in modernizing our historic duty note-
    taking process.

    The IMP software will be deployed on mobile phones, mobile workstations, and desktop
    computers, establishing a dynamic connection to databases. This integration is poised to
    streamline operations, create efficiencies, and enhance the overall effectiveness of our police
    force. The adoption of the Intelligent Mobile Patrol software aligns with our commitment to
    embrace innovation for the betterment of public safety. We believe this technological
    advancement will empower our officers, allowing them to perform their duties more efficiently
    and effectively.
    Intelligent Mobile Patrol equips officers with a secure means to take supplementary photos
    and recordings. All of these new functions are bolstered by heightened transparency and
    credibility to officer notes, with time-stamped entries and increased legibility. Features of the
    Intelligent Mobile Patrol app include:

    • Cross platform solution, enabling officers to use smart phones, mobile devices and
      desktop computers.
    • Full evidential integrity due to a patent-pending cryptographic feature.
    • Technology allowing for officers to verify notes in court.
    • Officer workflow design, including arrest forms.
    • Offline functionality for when officers are in remote locations.
    • Speech-to-text note taking so the officers can have their hands free.
    • Investigator notes allowing for a complete digital investigative workflow.
    • ID/Driver’s License details imported into the respective forms.
    • Leveraging the power of data, through immediate access to submitted notes.
      The Nelson Police Department is dedicated to ongoing modernization efforts, recognizing the
      importance of investing in state-of-the-art technologies. This initiative is a testament to our
      unwavering commitment to ensuring that the community of Nelson remains one of the safest
      in Canada.
      For further information, please contact:

    Deputy Chief Raj Saini

    About Digital Mobility Incorporated (DMI)
    Digital Mobility Inc. (DMI), headquartered in Toronto, is a leading provider of customized and
    scalable information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the public safety and
    enterprise sectors. Originally, DMI pioneered its groundbreaking solution, Intelligent Mobile
    Patrol (IMP), as an eNotes platform designed to address the challenges faced by law
    enforcement agencies when recording duty-related calls on traditional paper notebooks.
    About Intelligent Mobile Patrol (IMP)
    Intelligent Mobile Patrol (IMP) eNotes solution, is more than simply taking e-notes during a
    shift for officers and investigators. IMP will be introduced to law enforcement agencies in
    Canada to modernize the current paper process, leveraging the power of data gathered while
    maintaining the integrity of officer notes to support the prosecution process.

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    December 6th – The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

    The Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) Committee invites you to join us for
    a candlelight vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against

    December 6th, marks the anniversary of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique massacre when 14 women
    were murdered, because they were women.

    In commemoration, the Nelson VAWIR Committee would like to invite community members to
    remember the significance of this day by gathering with us on the grounds of Nelson City hall for a
    Candlelight Vigil at 12:00pm on December 6 th .

    You’ll also see The Clothesline Display on the grounds of City Hall and in front of the Courthouse, an
    interactive display to honour women who’ve experienced violence. The Clothesline Project is a
    visual display of violence statistics that often go ignored. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence
    or by someone who has lost a loved one to violence.

    On behalf of the Nelson VAWIR Committee,
    Anna Maskerine
    Coordinator and Committee Chair


    UPDATE – Ms. HAYNES has been safely located. The Nelson Police Department would like to
    thank the public, Ms. Haynes’ family, and the RCMP for their assistance.
    A/Cpl. Sebastian Fazzino


    The Nelson Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Shelby Haynes. She was last
    seen on October 29 th at approximately 8:00PM in the Nelson area. Ms. Haynes is approximately
    5’5” / 130 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes. The Nelson Police and her family are
    concerned for her wellbeing. If anyone has seen Ms. Haynes, or has any information, please
    contact the Nelson Police Department non-emergency line at 250-354-3919.


    SUBJECT: Files of Note

    On October 14, 2023, at approximately 8:40 PM the Nelson Police responded to a report of a badly
    injured male in the 400 block of Baker Street. Three accused persons, who were known to the victim,
    assaulted him with weapons while committing robbery. The victim was able to escape and seek help,
    but remains in hospital with serious injuries.   Police have arrested Brenden Rothweiler, Jennifer
    Henderson, and Spencer Henderson. All three are charged with Assault with a Weapon, Assault Causing
    Bodily Harm, and Robbery. They remain in custody, with their next court appearance scheduled for
    October 23 rd . 

    On October 17, 2023, at approximately 1:00 PM the Nelson Police responded to a report of a male
    throwing rocks at people on Lakeside Drive. The male then threw a pole at the victim as he was calling
    police. Police attended and arrested Joel Dinunzio for Assault with a Weapon and for numerous
    outstanding warrants. Mr. Dinunzio remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for October
    23 rd .

    On October 18, 2023, at approximately 12:30 PM the Nelson Police responded to a report of shoplifting
    in progress at a building supply store. Police attended and viewed surveillance video which showed a
    male taking a chainsaw off of the shelf and quickly leaving the store. The male was located nearby by
    police and a foot pursuit ensued through several blocks of the downtown core during a busy business
    day. Many community members including a member of the RCMP assisted NPD in locating and arresting
    the suspect. The saw, valued at approximately $500, was recovered and returned to the store. Police
    will be recommending charges of Theft under $5000 and Obstruction.

    NPD would like to thank the public and the RCMP for their support. 
    All charged persons named in this release are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court. 

    A/Cpl. Sebastian Fazzino

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    Threat to Stepping Stones

    Nelson Police Department have investigated a threat to Stepping Stones staff that the
    suspect was going to have the Nelson Cares building and The HUB blown up.
    The suspect was known to staff. The suspect, a male in his 40’s, was spoken to by
    police as well as staff at Stepping Stones and warned for his threats.
    No arrests, however the file remains open.
    Media Contact: 250-354-3919