Nelson police are reporting a case of assault with pepper spray in the downtown Sunday.
Around midnight it’s alleged a 23 year old who is known to police used the weapon on another man.
He ran off but police found him hiding in a nearby residence.
In another matter on Monday staff at a grocery store noticed a man acting suspiciously.
When police arrived they watched the 27 year stuffing and concealing groceries in his large jacket.
He was arrested and charged with shoplifting.