Category Archives: Nelson

RCMP Injured Apprehending Fleeing Driver

March 6, 2017, West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit

On March 6, 2017 34 year old Conan Lee TAYLOR will appear in Nelson Provincial Court in relation to several criminal charges stemming from an incident on March 4, 2017 in Nelson.
Members of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit were conducting a project targeting drivers using their cell phones.

A police officer directed the driver of the vehicle to stop and upon asking him for his driver’s license the male fled in his vehicle. The police officer became entangled in the vehicle, was dragged a short distance before being thrown to the ground. That police officer sustained nonlife threatening injuries and was later treated at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Police officers had obtained the license plate and attended the male’s residence where he fled from police in his vehicle again. Due to the risk to the public, the police did not continue to pursue, but observed the male driving dangerously through a residential area. The male was located a short time later parking his vehicle at a mall. Another police officer was able to successfully block his vehicle preventing him from continuing to drive.

When the police officer tried to arrest him, the male was combative, resisting attempts to take him into custody. After a brief struggle during which the second police officer was injured, the male was taken into custody. He was found to be over the criminal limit for blood alcohol and under a ten year driving prohibition related to an impaired driving fatality.

Anyone who witnessed this incident are encouraged to contact the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit at 250-354-5180.

Sgt Chad Badry
West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit
Gendarmérie Royale du Canada Services Routiere du Kootenay Ouest

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident near Balfour

March 6, 2017, West Kootenay Traffic Services

On March 5, 2017 a 30 year old male from Nelson was the driver of a Southbound single vehicle that drove off Highway 3A near Balfour, BC. The male was found deceased at the scene several hours after being reported missing by family.

The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time out of respect for the family
and until permission from the Coroner has been given. RCMP members of West Kootenay Traffic and Nelson Detachment in conjunction with the BC Coroner’s Service will be working together to determine the cause of the collision. At this point, road conditions do not appear to be a major contributing factor.

Sgt Chad Badry
West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit
Gendarmérie Royale du Canada Services Routiere du Kootenay Ouest

Missing Person (Nelson)


Nelson RCMP File 2015-2766


Nelson RCMP are happy to report that Joe Moyer has been located.  At approximately 2020 hours June 16th, Nelson Search and Rescue called advising that MOYER had been located and SAR and family who had also been searching, were with him.  The location of where MOYER was found was described as west of Copper Mountain Forrest Service Road in Blewett.    MOYER’s dog was also found with him.

This area was focused on by Nelson SAR after the RCMP helicopter was called in to complete a second air search earlier in the day.  It was believed a sighting was made by Air Services so a decision was made to send in a ground search to follow up.  This lead was a result of friends finding a foot print in the 49 Creek area by the creek the previous night.

It was reported that MOYER had multiple cuts and scratches when he was found but was not suffering any  other injuries.  EHS attended the scene and helped transport MOYER out with SAR and he was taken to hospital.

The Nelson RCMP would like to thank all the people who worked tirelessly over  the past few days assisting with this search.  “The dedication of Nelson Search and Rescue, friends, and especially the family in working cooperatively to bring this to a successful conclusion was amazing!”-  Cpl. Stefani.  “As well our local media cannot be left out.  The speed and accuracy in getting our information out to the public speaks volumes to the  professionalism of our local outlets in supporting this community and they should be commended.”

Original story:

150614_Joe-MoyerOn 2015-06-13 at 0500 hours Joe Moyer, age 42, walked away from his family home in the 4000 block of Blewett Rd, near Nelson BC.  Moyer was alone and in the company of his back lab dog and was believed to be heading west towards the Kootenay Canal.  Moyer is described as 185 cm (6’1) 104 kg (230lbs), with long, grey curly hair, unshaven, wearing grey pants, a black winter type jacket and not wearing any shoes.   The family became concerned when he had not returned later in the morning and called police for assistance just before noon.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance as there are believed to be some mental health issues that require medical attention.  If you see, or have seen this individual please call 911.  Please do not approach this person as it is reported his dog can be defensive on behalf of the owner.

Nelson RCMP and Nelson Search and Rescue conducted a ground search of the area around MOYER’s residence on Blewett Road and the Kootenay Canal/Rover Creek area last evening.  To date no signs of MOYER have been located.  Friends and family advised they will be conducting their own searches this morning, with Nelson Search and Rescue regrouping this afternoon.  Family is very concerned as MOYER has not been eating regularly and his condition when last seen was described as weak.

Fatality In Fire That Also Destroys House in Blewett

RCMP_BannerThe Nelson RCMP, B.C. Coroners Service the Blewett, Beasley and Nelson Fire Departments are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed a life early Sunday morning.

At approximately 4:00 AM a fire was reported in the 3000 block of Fofonow Rd, Blewett. The three fire departments attended to discover the house fully engulfed. They eventually managed to bring the fire under control but not until the house was completely destroyed.

An examination of the scene discovered an individual who had perished in the fire. A positive identification of the person has not yet been established with an autopsy to be conducted in the near future.

No cause of the fire has been determined as yet.

Investigators from the RCMP, Nelson Fire Department and BC Coroners Service are continuing to sift through the rubble at this time in an attempt to determine it’s cause.