Details critical when calling officers

Here are some things to keep in mind when calling us about an incident: Where did it happen? When did it happen? What happened? Who are you? (include a callback number) Details: Be as brief as you can be.

If the call is in regard to a subject, we will need to ask you the following details: race, sex, age, height, weight, hair/eye color, clothing and unusual characteristics (such as a limp, scars or tattoo). If the call is in regard to a vehicle, we will need to know the following details: color, year, make, body style, license plate, state.

We may ask if you could identify the driver if the call specifics would be helped by it. Specific calls will ask for pertinent safety information such as: alcohol, drugs, weapons, direction of travel, injuries, fluid leakage and lane blockage.

We will make every attempt for you to “tell your story,” but the initial information is critical to get emergency units on their way. Please don’t think we are being rude but your initial safety is our top priority.

Call 702-293- 9224, ext. 1 for nonemergencies, 311 for quick dial of nonemergencies and 911 for emergencies only. Please specify Boulder City whenever calling from a cellphone. Do not call to ask for the nonemergency number, to test your phone, to report nonemergencies or for any other reason. We have a limited number of these lines available.

Oct. 6 Suspicious: The caller states a vehicle has been parked askance with the doors open overnight at 12:44 p.m. in the 700 block of Capri Drive.

Family disturbance: A person calls after a disagreement with a domestic partner and one of them ends up wearing a soft drink at 6:12 p.m. in the 700 block of Capri Drive.

Thought for the day: Thank goodness the owner had just parked the vehicle in a hurry and forgot to shut his own doors.

Oct. 7. Family disturbance: The man and woman have a verbal disagreement at a local establishment and serenity returns once the man is transported on outstanding warrants at 1:42 a.m. in the 1100 block of Nevada Highway.

Assist: An elderly driver gets disoriented trying to find his way back to Las Vegas and ends up attempting to use the new (however unfinished) Interstate 11 bypass at 9:21 a.m. in the 1300 block of Airport Road.

Thought for the day: Feel free to put a charged cellphone in your elderly family member’s glove compartment. Even with no service he or she can call 911.

Oct. 8. Welfare check: The caller reports a very small child running back and forth across the street wearing a pink shirt and a diaper at 4:56 p.m. in the area of Seventh Street and Avenue K.

Domestic: Reports come in from the neighbors when a couple transitions from yelling and screaming to breaking glass at 10:17 p.m. in the 1000 block of Azul Way.

Thought for the day: I’m not sure what makes it worse, the fact the child was running across the street with the parent there or that there was no responsible adult present.

Oct. 9. DUI: A vehicle misses several stop signs and sails through the air over a median before noticing there was an officer trying to get them stopped at 6:06 a.m. in the area of Buchanan and Adams boulevards.

Petty larceny: The manager follows the woman outside the store but she makes a quick getaway with a basket of items. He gets the license plate number and a good description at 1:51 p.m. in the 800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Thought for the day: Nothing says good morning like a snoot full of booze and a chance to show off some fancy footwork to the arresting officer.

Oct. 10. Vandalism: Owners of several cars report damage that was done during the previous evening at 6:59 a.m. in the 1300 block of Capri Drive.

Disturbance: The elderly woman states that her grandson is in the living room having an argument with another man over an unpaid drug debt at 5:21 p.m. in the 1300 block of Capri Drive.

Thought for the day: That would be the day when my grandparents had to call the police for something like that. The dealer would go down first with the grandkid a close second.

Oct. 11. Grand larceny: A piece of equipment stolen from a construction site is reported at 8:14 a.m. in the area of Utah Street and Adams Boulevard.

Hit and run accident: The driver of a special services van reports the vehicle hit as he was loading a resident at 4:31 p.m. in the 800 block of Adams Boulevard.

Thought for the day: The poor person in the wheelchair got quite a ride today.

Oct. 12. Civil: The caller wants an officer to chase down her dry cleaning that was in the care of a business that is now closed at 9:22 a.m. in the 500 block of Woodcrest Court.

Parking: The subject appears to be living in the mobile unit but is given her warning to cease immediately at 10:04 a.m. in the 1000 block of Industrial Road.

Thought for the day: The “mobility” will be tested by impound if the warning is ignored.

Call of the week: Assist other agency: Metropolitan Police Department requests our assistance to respond just outside our city limits for a report of a body in a vehicle. The traveler, who was napping alongside the road, was surprised to find that he appeared deceased to passers-by and was soon on his way (very much alive) at 4:03 p.m. Oct. 8 in the area of mile marker 35 on U.S. Highway 95.

Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.

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