Nelson Police Department

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 limits, the driver of the van sped up and entered the City of Nelson. An NPD member was able to deploy a spike belt disabling the van which came to a stop in the 300 block of Ward Street behind a local business. The driver of the van made contact with an NPD vehicle in an attempt to flee the arresting NPD officer. All three parties were taken into custody without incident or injury to the suspects or the NPD and RCMP members who responded. A significant quantity of fentanyl and methamphetamine were located during the arrest. The three occupants, two adult males and one adult female, remain in police custody awaiting court appearance. All three are known to police but have not been dealt with by NPD prior to this incident. A number of charges are being considered including; Fail to Stop for Police, Dangerous Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.
NPD File 21-811: Mischief over $5000
On Friday February 26, 2021 between approximately 3:00 and 5:00 pm
Nelson Police Department (NPD) is investigating a series of events relating to damage to vehicles parked in the area of 700 and 800 block Vernon St. as well as 300 block Cedar St. At least  eight vehicles in this area were damaged, primarily by having the tires slashed on the vehicle. Total damage to the vehicles is estimated at over $5000. Police are requesting the public’s assistance asking anyone with information on these events to contact NPD at 250-354-3919 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Sgt. Nate Holt #78
Nelson Police Department
606 Stanley St
Nelson, BC
Tel: 250-354-3919
Fax: 250-354-4179