The Nelson Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man on Feb. 17, and was charged with breaking and entering.

The Nelson Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man on Feb. 17, and was charged with breaking and entering.

Nelson police charge man with break and enter

Video surveillance leads to break and enter charges for a 38-year-old man in conjunction with a report from the public.

The Nelson Police Department  arrested a man earlier this week for break and entering a business, with help from the public and video surveillance.

On Tuesday, February 17 at 11 p.m. a motorist called the police to report they came across a break and enter in progress to a business. Members raced to the scene but the culprit had fled.

Fortunately there was excellent video surveillance which showed the culprit in action.A short time later, while still searching the area, Nelson Police Members spotted the male and took him into custody.

The 38-year-old male had only arrived in Nelson a few hours earlier and has an extensive criminal history.  He will remain in custody and appear by video at a later date to answer to the charges of break and  enter to a business with the intent to commit an offence.

Nelson Star