Crime

No one seriously injured following truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road

A police officer slowly climbs down the steep bank following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Forestry Road. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Two people were taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a truck accident Saturday on Giveout Creek Road south of Nelson.

Nelson Fire Rescue Michael Daloise said in a media release firefighters were called to an accident near the one kilometer road marker on Giveout Creek Forestry Road at approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday (September 3).

A Ford pickup truck ended up down a steep bank.

The entrance to Giveout Creek Road is few kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.

Police investigate another rash of break-and-enters

Police investigate another rash of break-and-enters
Four commercial businesses, all on 6 Avenue, were broken into this weekend, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, who said a variety of valuables were stolen. "All the crimes were reported the morning of Aug. 29," she said. "Police have also had reports of private sheds being broken into in varying parts of town." Residents are asked to report crimes to the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. "Police are also asking for people to be extra watchful and to report anyone they feel may be up to no good," she added.

Driver hit with hefty fine after leaving Baker Street accident scene Monday

A driver learned the hard way that remaining at the scene of an accident is a must.

Inconsiderate drivers and bears and kept Nelson Police Department busy Monday said Acting Sergeant Brain Weber in a media release Tuesday.

Smartphone photo solves fender-bender case

Nelson Police issued a hefty fine to a driver who left the scene of an accident Monday afternoon on Baker Street.

Officers were helped tracking down the offender thanks to quick thinking of the other driver who managed to photograph getaway vehicle and license plate.

UPDATED: Woman rescued from ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park dies from injuries

A member of Nelson Fire Department is lowered into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park during a daring rescue in Nelson Friday night. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Media spokesperson Barbara McLintock confirmed to The Nelson Daily Monday the woman died in Kootenay Lake Hospital early Saturday morning.

McLintock said the BC Coroners Services continues to investigate the accident.

Nelson Fire execute rope rescue in ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Rash of B&Es spurs police to request public assistance

Police are requesting public assistance after six break-and-enters Friday night, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“Castlegar RCMP are investigating a rash of commercial break and enter crimes that occurred overnight on Aug. 19. The break-ins were discovered early the next morning. Two of the break-ins were on 6th Ave., two in Blueberry, one on Columbia Road and one on Minto Road.

“Suspect(s) had gained entry into all businesses.”

IIO BC called in to investigate death in Terrace

IIO BC called in to investigate death in Terrace

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has been called to investigate a police incident Thursday in Terrace.

RCMP report that around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (August 18) police received a call from a woman at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace who advised that a male was walking towards her with an axe and he may try and hurt himself.

Police attended, secured the area, and attempted to negotiate with the male in an effort to de-escalate the situation.

Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

Castlegar man facing charges in connection with attempted armed robbery

A Castlegar man will be in court today facing several charges after an attempted robbery yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Aug. 17 at 12:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery at a local hotel,” Mathew explained. “A male had entered the lobby and approached the lone female clerk, where he then brandished a weapon and demanded money. The clerk responded by saying that she didn't have any money on hand, and the male then left the hotel.”

BC man pleads guilty to cocaine smuggling in US court

BC man pleads guilty to cocaine smuggling in US court

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr, announced Monday that Alvin Randhawa, 35, of British Columbia, Canada, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export from the United States into Canada five kilograms or more of cocaine, before U.S. Magistrate judge Leslie G. Foschio. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine.

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Police call on residents to be part of the solution

Local police are becoming increasingly frustrated with fundamentally preventable crimes that are both victimizing residents and chewing up police resources, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“RCMP have recently responded to a number of complaints involving thefts from motor vehicles,” Orr said. “In a majority of these investigations, it was determined the vehicles which had items stolen from them were left unlocked. RCMP suggest that in additional to always locking your vehicle, items of any value should never be left inside your vehicle.”

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