Liquor seizures, delusional man, intoxicated males highlight Easter weekend for NPD
West Coast Amusements, Canada’s largest and most respected traveling carnival operator, made its annual stop in the Heritage City during the Easter weekend prompting Nelson Police Department to put on additional patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages.
The results saw officers deal with numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but, thankfully, no major incidents to report.
Police would like to reminder the public fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230.
Delusional man smashes vehicle windshield
Nelson Police received several 911 calls approximately 11 p.m. Saturday (April 23) about a crazed male covered in blood running around breaking windows in the downtown area.
One person attended NPD office to report the man had smashed a woman’s car windshield with person still in the vehicle.
Officers raced to the scene and managed to take the obviously delusional male into custody.
The 33-year-old male was transported to hospital due to his bizarre behavior and injuries.
The suspect remains in police custody and will appear in Rossland court Wednesday (April 23) to answer to charges of mischief to property, causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and breaching release conditions.
Alcohol leads to time in drunk tank
Friday (April 22) at 6 p.m. a motorist reported to police that a pair of intoxicated males on the side of the highway had thrown something at his truck.
When the driver pulled over to deal with the incident, one of the males attempted to start a fight.
The driver left and called police.
Officers arrived to find the two still in the same area drinking. One was arrested and charged with public intoxication, lodged into cells and released when he was no longer a danger to others.
The other was charged for consuming liquor in public and, being sober enough to care for himself, was allowed to go to a nearby friends home for the evening.