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Mirror designed only to see what’s behind you

This week we begin with a little reminder about items that may block your view hanging from the rearview mirror in your vehicle. Some people like necklaces, tassels, rosaries, air fresheners or handicapped placards. Unfortunately, it’s illegal and could be dangerous and distracting.

Handicapped placards are large and have a warning clearly printed on them that states they are not to be in place when the vehicle is in motion.

Aug., 3. Suspicious: The man at the door states he needs help, and when the homeowner advises (through the door) that she is calling 911, he departs expeditiously at 5:18 a.m. in the 600 block of Del Prado Drive.

Welfare check: The caller states the elderly man seems disoriented and is in the common area shouting for his daughter at 12:18 p.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Thought for the day: Beware of anyone you do not know banging on the door at 5 a.m. — especially if 911 spooks them off.

Aug. 4. Traffic: The unregistered scooter has two riders and some flashing red and blues behind it at 12:46 a.m. in the 500 block of Utah Street.

Assist: The caller states a large tree has fallen over on the playground equipment at 4 p.m. in the 1800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Thought for the day: Better learn the rules of the road before trying to impress the new “babe” with your fancy ride.

Aug. 5. Theft: The juvenile forgot his bike in the front yard, and it is no longer there at 6:44 a.m. in the 1300 block of Shenandoah Street.

Fire: The transformer in the alley has burst into flames, and the fire department and police are forced to wait for electrical workers to deactivate the lines in order to safely put out the fire at 3:12 p.m. in the area of Wyoming Street and Avenue D.

Thought for the day: The missing bike turns up on social media as an item for sale, and a surprised subject gets to come up with a good explanation.

Aug. 6. Family disturbance: The 911 disconnect call alerts officers to a situation that is reported to be accidental but found to be a disagreement and ends with one party receiving a courtesy transport to a bus stop at 7:22 a.m. in the 700 block of Los Tavis Way.

Traffic: The speeding driver is clocked at 24 over the limit and ends up in a new speed zone at 44 over in the area of Temple Rock Road and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the day: There’s nothing that can’t be made worse by a goofy decision.

Aug. 7. Auto theft: The vehicle just needed to cool off in order to run; however, it appears the thief tested it before the owner returned at 11:10 a.m. in the area of the Community Gardens.

Petty theft: The owner isn’t feeling the love when the chair-amore disappeared while they were on vacation at 1:12 p.m. in the 100 block of Forest Lane.

Thought for the day: Please lock your doors and take your keys whenever you are not present with your vehicle.

Aug. 8. Traffic: The driver states the speed is explained by her working girl status and the urgent message she received at 5:18 a.m. in the area of mile marker 1 on State Route 166.

Assist other: Officers assist the fire department with a slight burning situation at the City Council meeting at 8:39 p.m. in the 400 block of California Avenue.

Thought for the day: I can’t say for sure what the exact reason for the pants on fire, but we are hoping it wasn’t related to untruths.

Aug. 9. Damage: The caller reports they were evicted multiple months ago and have returned to retrieve their vehicle and it has had parts removed from it at 6:09 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

See person: The subject wants to report an accident that happened several days before at an unknown location and was not satisfied with the answer he received from the last officer at 6:09 p.m. in the 500 block of Avenue B.

Thought for the day: Most evictions come complete with a tow and a dumpster for items left behind.

Call of the week: Animal: The caller requests an urgent response to a rodent chasing customers down the sidewalk. The crafty creature makes a hasty exit after learning the ultimate exterminators have been called, and the customers leave unscathed at 4:11 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the 500 block of Nevada Way.

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

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