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 […]

Nelson Police Department – Telephone Fraud

SUBJECT: Telephone Fraud   The Nelson Police Department would like to warn residents of an old but effective scam that is still occurring in Nelson.  NPD received notification earlier today of a resident receiving a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Reader’s Digest and that the person had won a new vehicle which […]

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DATE: December 13, 2020   On December 12, 2020 at approximately 1912 hours, the Nelson Police received several 911 calls for a disturbance at the Chahko-Mika Mall involving three people.   Upon police arrival, attending members were able to determine that a suspect had attempted to steal a female’s purse and the female’s partner sustained […]

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Nelsons Emergency Services Join MADD Canada in the launch of the Red  Ribbon Campaign:    Nelson Police Chief Constable Paul Burkart, Nelson Fire and Rescue Chief Len MacCharles, Nelson Emergency Health Services Chief Deb Morris and the Integrated Impaired Driving  Unit join our Nelson MADD Canada representative, Pat Henman to remind the public to  find […]

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      On November 18, 2020 at approximately 1900 hours, the Nelson Police Department, Nelson Fire Rescue, and British Columbia Ambulance Service attended a motor vehicle accident in the 200 block of Anderson Street.  It was determined that a pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk by a slow-moving motor vehicle causing non-life-threatening injuries.  The […]

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Re: Cory Westcott – ongoing missing person investigation     The Nelson Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of thirty-four (34) year old Cory Westcott.   Mr. Westcott’s last confirmed sighting was when he left a residence in the Bonnington area in the early hours of September 1, 2020.   His truck was located at the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE   The Nelson Police Department would like to warn the public of a cougar that has been observed in various areas of Nelson over the past few days.   Some safety tips if you encounter a cougar:   Never approach a cougar Immediately and forcefully show the animal that you’re a human by […]