Police Blotter


June 28, 6:39 p.m.

Officers received a report of a transformer smoking on Indian Wells Road. City electrical staff was on the scene, and the power was turned off for the area. Upon arrival, the fire department used foam around and inside the transformer to “knock down” the fire and suppress any oil that had leaked from it. They were successful and all units were cleared by 8:15 p.m.

June 28, 11:17 p.m.

Officers received a report of three juveniles who were carrying a large amount of toilet paper. Two of the juveniles were intoxicated and one walked away when the officers arrived. Two juveniles were released to their parents. Another juvenile was detained before being released because of his alleged actions obstructing the investigation by locking doors and removing alcohol bottles and possibly marijuana from a room in addition to lying to the officers. Upon investigation, officers learned he was a convicted felon and searched his room at his residence with the consent of his mom. They found drug paraphernalia in plain view. Child Protective Services was contacted and informed of the situation.

June 29, 9:26 a.m.

Someone reported a car parked in a location that was not a parking spot. The rear half of the woman’s vehicle was sticking out into the roadway. She said she knew she that it was parked unsafely.

June 29, 3:13 p.m.

Someone called to reissue a complaint that a renter had moved out and left a counterfeit printer and bills. Officers were going to follow up.

June 29, 10:38 p.m.

A woman called and reported that her dog died after having surgery that day. She wanted an officer contacted.

June 30, 12:12 p.m.

Officers received a report that someone driving a small black SUV used a counterfeit $50 bill at the McDonald’s drive-thru. The driver left to go to the fireworks stand in the Albertsons parking lot and said they would be back to get the bill.

June 30, 10:57 p.m.

A man reported that a tortoise was in the road and wanted an officer to respond. He said he didn’t want to touch it, but it needed to get out of the road.

July 1, 12:19 a.m.

Officers received a report of people yelling in a room at the Boulder Dam Hotel. They were loud enough that other guests were complaining. Upon arrival, the woman’s preliminary breath test showed a level of .237. The hotel manager then locked the room. The man arrested in the incident claimed he was a a recruit for the Nevada Highway Patrol.

July 2, 2:09 a.m.

A man called and said he witnessed a woman in a white Range Rover hit a pole at the 7-Eleven near the fire extinguisher area. She then drove off at a high rate of speed toward the lake. Officers found the vehicle an hour later at 3:20 a.m., and the driver refused medical. At 4:12 a.m., they served a warrant to test for intoxication. The driver refused and resisted, but a sample was still able to be taken.

July 3, 10:50 a.m.

Officers received a report about a large bird that needed to be removed from a fireplace. They called the woman back and advised her to call pest control.

July 4, 7:14 a.m.

Officers made contact with drivers of numerous vehicles and advised them that the dry lake bed was closed.

July 4, 8:02 a.m.

Officers received reports that dogs were peeing in the water park at the splash pad.

July 4, 8:32 p.m.

A caller reported that a rattlesnake was in the backyard. Six minutes later, the person called back and said the snake had left.