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News Briefs, June 21

Hearing set in crosswalk case

A hearing in the case against a Boulder City resident who was charged by the city for interfering in a police-sanctioned crosswalk enforcement event has been set for August.

Judge Margaret Whittaker, former Justice of the Peace in Pahrump, set the hearing and decision for vindictive prosecution for 10 a.m. Aug. 14 in the Boulder City Municipal Court for the case involving John Hunt, who was arrested on several charges, including obstructing traffic and resisting arrest, by Boulder City Police Sgt. John Glenn on June 8, 2016, during a pedestrian-safety enforcement event.

Hunt’s trial concluded at the end of May, but Whittaker has yet to issue a ruling. She is handling the case as Boulder City Municipal Court Judge Victor Miller recused himself because he said his impartiality was questioned in district court.

Body of missing California man recovered at Lake Mohave

Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a 44-year-old man from San Jose, California, who went missing Sunday at Pot Cove on Lake Mohave within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The man was reported missing at 11:13 a.m. after he was seen going underwater and did not resurface.

The National Park Service and Bullhead City Police Department searched the area with divers and aerial support until nightfall. Crews returned Monday, June 18, with side scan sonar and divers and located the man underwater around 9 a.m.

The incident is under investigation.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner will identify the victim and determine cause of death.

Henderson resident arrested after bypass bridge standoff

Henderson resident Matthew P. Wright, 30, was arrested Friday, June 15, in connection with a 90-minute standoff near the Hoover Dam.

Just before noon on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge authorities allege Wright stopped traffic after parking a black, homemade armored vehicle on the bridge, with a small sign visible from the driver’s side window. The sign, done in red ink, read “Release the OIG report.”

The meaning behind the message and the motive remained unclear Saturday.

When he surrendered, officials said, a rifle and a handgun were found inside the truck. It wasn’t clear whether the weapons were loaded.

As of Wednesday, Wright remained in custody at the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, Arizona, with bail set at $25,000 per charge. He was jailed on charges of obstruction of a highway; endangerment; unlawful flight from law enforcement; misconduct involving a weapon; weapons trafficking, and terrorist acts, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

His family has denied multiple requests for comment.

The Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas and Boulder City police, National Park Service rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to the scene, quickly shutting down U.S. Highway 93 and evacuating motorists from the bridge. Tourists on the dam walkway were instructed to shelter in place.

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Parade highlights Damboree celebration

The 74th annual Damboree Parade which runs right through the heart of Boulder City will, as always, be on Independence Day, July 4th. The parade starts at 9 a.m. with other activities such as a pancake breakfast and coin toss sprinkled in throughout the day. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. over Veterans’ Memorial Park. Full Blown Fourth is theme of this year’s celebration.

Results official: Hardy, Walton elected

Dr. Joe Hardy and Steve Walton expressed their gratitude and thanked the community for their support after primary election results were canvassed Friday and they were officially declared elected as mayor and councilman, respectively.

Council advances plans for RV park, grocery store

The City Council met Tuesday, June 27, with water levels, city signage and the proposal of a new grocery store and recreational vehicle complex on the agenda.

Woman who went missing arrested for theft

Kathryn Mari Trygstad, 55, a Boulder City woman who went missing for several days in April 2021, was arrested Tuesday morning on five charges, including grand theft and embezzlement of more than $100,000.

Krepps joins BCR staff

Owen Krepps has joined the Boulder City Review as a reporter.

City’s first ‘first lady’ dies

Boulder City’s first first lady, Marjie “Sue” Broadbent, died Sunday, June 26. She was 87.

Summer sunshine, heat pose health risks

It’s a safe bet that the one thing we all have in common every summer is managing the extreme heat and our body’s reaction to the excessive temperature prevalent in our geographic location.

Plans for RV resort, shopping center move forward

Boulder City’s Planning Commission has recommended that plans for two city-owned parcels, one of which will be leased for an upscale recreational vehicle resort and the other, which could be sold to build a grocery store, move forward to City Council as part of the land management process.

Primary results same as additional ballots counted

With additional mail-in ballots from the June 14 primary election counted, Boulder City residents have unofficially selected a new mayor and filled one of the two open seats on City Council.