Citizens Academy brings aide to police

The Citizens Academy Alumni and Support Services meets each month at the library on the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. This group is a rekindling of the group of graduates from the Boulder City Citizens Academy Alumni Association (BCCAAA) from years past.

The vision for the group is to make use of skills and training previously obtained during the academy and to keep current on skills needed to be of service during a time of need. The group has an open invitation to those persons who have graduated any year, members of other civic organizations and those interested in attending the Citizens Academy to join them.

Volunteers have provided many important roles in the Police Department while providing an outlet for our citizen’s valuable skills and time. Special event support, street light inspections, data entry, pawn shop detail, pumpkin car presentation, parade support, Boy and Girl Scout tour leaders, DARE support and National Night Out are just a few examples of areas where their members have been important assets. Please join them to plan the future of this important organization — they look forward to training, education and events and urge our citizens to become active in community policing and assisting the Boulder City Police Department in keeping our town a beautiful and safe place to work and live.

Mark your calendar for June 2 at 7 p.m. and they’ll see you at the library meeting room

Thursday, May 12. Traffic: The wrong-way driver refuses to show his hands while spewing colorful language at the officer and turns a mundane warning into a potentially dangerous encounter at 8:01 a.m. in the area of Joshua Street and Nevada Way.

Disturbance: Female in the lobby to get items out of a car that is not registered to her cannot remember where it was purchased, and cannot provide a bill of sale at 4:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: Please listen to what is being asked of you from the officers and staff — it will make your dealings with us much more pleasant.

Friday, May 13. 911: The caller insists there is a flood, then states there is no flood — that she is paralyzed, then, it’s all a lie at 1:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Morgyn Lane.

Disturbance: Male comes into the location with no shirt or shoes and is demanding to take a shower at 9:12 p.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard

Thought for the day: Some days it’s an all-out reality TV show around here.

Saturday, May 14. Drugs: A report comes in of a subject entering and looking through vehicles and the officer also finds the occupants in the getaway vehicle are in possession of some illegal substances at 12:50 a.m. in the area of Avenue B and Fifth Street.

Vehicle crash: The driver makes an unintended attempt to turn the convenience store into a drive-thru at 10:21 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: Once again – a reminder to LOCK YOUR VEHICLES!

Sunday, May 15. Vagrancy: The Realtor finds some unexpected tenants have invaded her vacant listing at 2:28 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue C.

Threats: The caller states a neighbor threatened to shoot a “flaming arrow” and is up to shenanigans at 2:57 p.m. in the 700 block of Eighth Street.

Thought for the day: Shenanigans and flaming arrows don’t sound too neighborly.

Monday, May 16. Found Property: A weapon and a wallet found in the roadway were located and awaiting the owner to claim at 12:29 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway/U.S. Highway 95.

Assist: The female flags down an officer by the dry lake bed and claims her brother is being chased by someone in the desert while Nevada Highway Patrol reports a palm tree on fire near a stuck vehicle and a man waving for help near Primm and wouldn’t you know the two are connected at 2:42 p.m. in the area of MM 42 on U.S. 95.

Tuesday, 17. Disturbance: The male screaming in the front of the store is escorted outside and trespassed after incorrectly accusing the clerk of shorting his change at 6:43 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Animal: The caller states there is a snake in the office — none were located (of the slithering or walking kind) at 12:12 p.m. in the 400 block of Utah Street.

Thought for the day: Best to remain calm and be thought foolish than lose your cool and confirm the suspicion.

Wednesday, 18. Traffic: Semi-truck blocking two lanes of traffic and the officer locates only a dog in the driver’s seat at 3:43 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Parking: The caller and the neighbor are having a loud disagreement about parking arrangements and the manager will be the deciding party at 10:51 p.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Thought for the day: I’ve heard of working like a dog but never actually seen it in action.

Call of the Week: 911: The caller states he is calling about a nonemergency; however, he states it is an emergency to him because people are coming in when he is away and rearranging his paperwork and have even been known to cut holes in the wall and patch them up using paint that does not match the original color at 4:59 p.m. in the 1500 block of Foothill Drive.

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