Category: Nelson Police Department

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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


    SUBJECT: UPDATE: Missing Person Complaint – Nelson Police File 23-5119


    Mr. Thomas-Marchenski was located safe earlier today. The Nelson Police
    Department would like to thank the general public for their assistance.

    The Nelson Police Department is asking the public for assistance in the search for 39
    year-old Mr. Bryan Thomas-Marchenski.
    Mr. Thomas-Marchenski, a Nelson resident, has not been heard from since the afternoon
    of September 2, 2023 (Saturday).
    He is approximately 6’2” with a medium, brown hair and brown eyes.
    Nelson Police and friends are concerned for the well-being of Mr. Thomas-Marchenski
    and wish to locate him as quickly as possible.
    Anyone who has spoken to Mr. Thomas-Marchenski in the past few days is asked to
    contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919 or your local RCMP Detachment.