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by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A green SUV collided with a house late Monday afternoon, with the home coming out on top in the encounter, Nelson Police reported.

The vehicle tumbled down an embankment and landed at the foot of a house near the Nelson and District Community Complex, causing slight damage to the house and structural damage to the vehicle,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 28 2011

Sunday night saw an armed robbery at the Mowhawk gas station on Columbia Avenue. Police were called at around 9:20 p.m.

“A lone male suspect entered the gas station wearing a scarf covering his face,” said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The employee asked the male to remove the face covering, but instead, the suspect handed the employee a note.
“At that...
by Wikinews on Saturday Feb 26 2011

 Two individuals are in custody after eleven secondary school students were injured in a firearms incident near a school Auchinleck Academy, in East Ayrshire, Scotland, yesterday afternoon. Police have said they are carrying out "extensive enquiries" into the incident, which reportedly involved an air gun or BB gun.

One pupil said he was walking near the school during the lunch hour and...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Feb 24 2011
A 39-year-old Canadian appeared in Spokane court last Thursday after being arrested near the Laurier / Cascade border crossing with 71 pounds of cocaine. Jonathan Darren Smith was charged after United States Customs and Border Patrol agents saw him frantically climbing a snow embankment at the edge of Highway 395.
The agents had been alerted that there was some...
by Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Feb 17 2011
Self –proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche entered a not guilty plea this past Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, in relation to the possession of marijuana charges stemming from a raid on his property that uncovered a grow-op at Christina Lake last summer.
Piche’s other charge concerning the feeding of up to two dozen black bears was adjourned until March 22....
by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

Australian native, Owen Kiernan Rooney, disappeared six months ago today but his family and police are not giving up hope. We are once again asking for the public’s help in locating Owen. Efforts to date have garnered many tips, however, all plausible leads have now been exhausted.

Owen was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on Aug. 14, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., sitting just...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 09 2011

It’s like the Hansel and Gretel of the police beat – except these Castlegar vandals left, not bread crumbs, but rather startlingly-clear footprints in the snow, directly from the crime scene to the culprits’ door.
According to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, police received a call Sunday night reporting three males on the roof of a building in the 300 block of...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 09 2011

An attempted rape in a Castlegar Complex change room Monday evening has resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old local youth.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said the 28-year-old victim was showering in the ladies’ changeroom at around 8:45 p.m. when a complete stranger entered and attempted to rape her. The suspect did not produce a weapon, and the woman was able to...
by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Feb 08 2011

Police are rescinding a public warning sent out earlier today after determining a “child abduction” did not, in fact, take place.

“We can now confirm that this incident is unfounded,” said RCMP Inspector Nick Romanchuk.  “During the early stages of our investigation, we felt that it was imperative that we forward this information to the public as soon as possible, however, we are now...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 03 2011

An alleged mother/son break-and-enter team The Source told you about just before the New Year has apparently struck again, perhaps calling into question the merit of low bail bonds.

According to RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little, 20-year-old Collin Ray McDonald and his 38-year-old mother were both charged for a break-and-enter on Cote Road in Slocan...


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