An aggressive panhandler was arrested in downtown Nelson on Tuesday by the Nelson Police Department. The NPD received a call on February 10 at 7 p.m. about a very aggressive panhandler shouting and swearing at people walking by him.
NPD attended the 400 block Baker Street and located a 21 year old male, who was known to them. The young man was arrested for causing a disturbance and, in the course of a search incident to the arrest, a quantity of marijuana and hashish was found in his pockets. The man was charged for causing a disturbance and possession of the street drugs.
He is required to appear in the Nelson Law Courts March 31 to answer to the charges. He is forbidden from entering back into the downtown core at least until he appears in court that day.
Stolen truck smashes bike shop
The Nelson Police Department was advised of a smashed front door to a local bike shop at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11. Members attended and after viewing security video discovered a truck was used to smash open the door.
RCMP and NPD members did locate the vehicle later the same day and discover that it had been stolen. Evidence from the truck linked it to another theft in Nelson overnight.