Nelson Police say the first incident was reported on December 1 when members were called to a theft from vehicle on Railway Avenue and Silica Street that occurred overnight. A vehicle had its window smashed and a GPS and radio were reportedly stolen.
The next day members were called to a business in the 600 block of Front Street for a break and enter that happened overnight causing several thousand dollars in damage. The suspects were able to steal cash from the business’s office.
On December 3, two reports were received of fuel being stolen from commercial vehicles in the Nelson area. That same say a report of a theft from a vehicle was received from a local car dealership. A government vehicle was in for repair and sometime overnight a wild fire water pump was stolen. Police say the pump is a Honda ‘Goliath’ model with a government unit number decal displayed on it. The pump is used to fight forest fires and is quite distinctive.
If anyone has information in regard to the recent thefts they should contact the Nelson Police Department or Crimestoppers. The public is also encouraged to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to police.