Vandals cause $5,000 in damage with pellet gun

Nelson Police are investigating a vandalism case which has caused up to $5,000 in damages. - File photo
Nelson Police are investigating a vandalism case which has caused up to $5,000 in damages.
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The Nelson Police Department had a busy few days answering over 50 calls for assistance in a three day period.

The NPD is asking for the assistance of the public following a rash of vandalism late Thursday evening and early Friday morning.

Vandals targeted six vehicle windows in the Fairview, Uphill and Rosemont areas as well as one of the large windows at the gym at the Nelson & District Community Complex.

It is believed that the culprits used a pellet gun to cause this damage and due to the distances covered, police believe they were using a vehicle.  Damage is estimated at over $5,000.  Anyone with any information please contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919 or CrimeStoppers.

Other incidents included:

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, officers responded to a man down call in the 400 block of Vernon Street.  Upon police arrival the highly intoxicated male became combative and attempted to flee. The 26-year-old Nelson man was subsequently arrested and charged for being intoxicated in a public place.

During the arrest a female acquaintance, in an attempt to help her friend, assaulted two of the officers causing minor injuries to one. The 23-year-old Nelson woman was arrested and charged with Obstructing a Police Officer and two counts of Assaulting a Police Officer.


Shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning officers responded to a call of a break and enter in progress in the View Street area. An intoxicated male entered an unlocked residence with a father, mother and two small children asleep inside. The homeowner confronted the intoxicated male and was able to subdue him until police arrival.  Police are now considering charges for the 23-year-old Harrop man. The investigation continues.

In a written statement, NPD A/Sgt. Bill Andreaschuk said "Although Nelson is one of the safest places to live anywhere, this should be a wakeup call for everyone. Situations like this can happen any time and any place.  Please don’t tempt fate.  Keep your doors locked at night and when you are not home.  Keep yourself, your family and your belongings safe."

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