Police Blotter


Aug. 29, 3:57 a.m.

Officers received a report that a black and white cat named Pishi with a green collar had jumped out of a moving vehicle after activating the window switch. Officers were unable to locate the cat, and its owner would resume searching during the day.

Aug. 29, 11:43 p.m.

A man called and reported his dark green Toyota Camry had been stolen and was last seen around 5 p.m. Approximately 23 minutes later, officers located the vehicle parked at the airport. Upon investigation, it was determined the owner had forgotten where he parked the car. He checked and all the items in the car were still there.

Aug. 30, 5:03 a.m.

Officers saw a white man in a white shirt and black shorts who was swinging a sword in the air. He was not swinging it at anyone. Upon investigation, they determined it was a wood item and he was “practicing his art.”

Aug. 30, 3:13 p.m.

The fire department responded to reports of the smell of gas on the pool deck. Upon arrival, they found the source of the odor, called Southwest Gas, and evacuated the pool. An hour later, Southwest Gas had found and isolated the leak.

Aug. 31, 9:31 p.m.

A woman called to say she could not find her 11-year-old son who had been running around her apartment complex. Upon investigation, officers contacted the child’s father who said he knew his son’s location. At 10:55 p.m. the father called and said he was on his way to Boulder City from Arizona and he had found his son. His son was brought to him in Searchlight, and he was headed straight to the police department with him to meet with officers.

Sept. 1, 5:45 p.m.

An officer was flagged down by a crying motorist who was hysterical and thought she had left her cellphone at a Chevron in Arizona. She wanted him to help track down its location.

Sept. 1, 6:17 p.m.

A woman called and said that a man in a white minivan was staring at her and appeared to be doing inappropriate things.

Sept. 1, 7:40 p.m.

A man reported that his 4-month-old daughter was locked in the car with the air conditioning running. Big Johns arrived on scene to assist.

Sept. 2, 11:17 p.m.

A woman called the police and said had found a bag that contained another bag with a knife in it.

Sept. 3, 9:54 a.m.

Officers received a report of drug activity. They caller said he thought he saw a drug deal and thinks residents are switching license plates from one car to the other and then parking them out of view.

Sept. 3, 11:54 a.m.

Officers received a report of a large tortoise walking down the street. It was removed from the roadway and taken to the animal shelter.

Sept. 3, 6:38 p.m.

Officers received a report that neighbors were switching license plates between cars. The caller said he had been told to call the police when he saw them changing the plates. He said it happened approximately five minutes prior to his call, and that a vehicle that had no plates on it before was now driving around town with some.