DATE: June 23, 2023

On June 20, 2023 the Nelson Police Department were called to several break and enters.
At approximately 12:30 am a male attended the Shell Gas Station at 301 Nelson Avenue. The
male tried the door but staff told him that they could only help him through the afterhours
window. The male then allegedly smashed the front window and entered the store damaging
displays and stealing items.

At approximately 1:40 am a male was observed in the area of the 100 block of Herridge Lane
where it is alleged that he was looking through vehicles and then attempted to steal a bicycle.
At approximately 2:11 am a male approached the front doors of Nelson Farmer’s Supply,
produced a glass breaking tool and broke the window. The window although shattered did not
fall out the frame. The male suspect walked away.

At approximately 2:14 am a male smashed the front door glass of the Rona store at 29
Government Road. The male entered the store and stole several items.
Nelson Police Department members worked hard investigating the events and were able to
identify and arrest the male suspect later that morning. The 26 year old male of no fixed address
is facing charges in relation to all four events and has been remanded in custody pending a
future court date.

The Nelson Police Department would like to thank the business owners and witnesses who
worked very quickly in providing statements and security video so that complete packages could
be submitted to Crown Counsel supporting the charges.

Sergeant Dan Markevich