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Police Blotter

Aug. 8, 10:11 a.m.

A caller reported a baby stroller was on the side of the road on U.S. Highway 93, south of the U.S. Highway 95 on ramp.

Aug. 8, 8:38 p.m.

The fire department received a call that a woman’s vape blew up in her purse while she was at the City Council meeting. She said she heard the explosion and felt a burning sensation on her legs. She then held her purse up and saw flames coming out of it and tried to run outside with it. The officers and others who present at the meeting helped her and put out the flames. When the fire department arrived, there was no fire present. They found a deformed battery and a possible deformed vape.

Aug. 9, 9:45 a.m.

A caller reported a big dog was in a truck that had its windows rolled up and was not running. Officers verbally warned the dog owner.

Aug. 9, 1:38 p.m.

A woman called and reported that she couldn’t narrow down the smell of gasoline in her garage.

Aug. 9, 6:09 p.m.

Officers received a report from a woman that her vehicle had been broken into and had parts taken off of it. Upon investigation, officers found that she and her husband were evicted from the property two months earlier and left the vehicle there. Parts had been taken off of it over time since they left it.

Aug. 10, 1:38 p.m.

A man called and reported that his neighbor kept taking his chair from the common area and throwing it into the bushes. Officers explained to the caller that the neighbor touching his chair in the common area is not a crime and the police would not get involved. He was then encouraged to try neighborhood mediation or going through the homeowners association. He said he would hire an attorney.

Aug. 10, 3:22 p.m.

Someone called dispatch to let officers know that the “residentially challenged” man who has been sleeping at Whalen Field had moved to Bravo Field. The fields were going to be locked up, but the caller was not sure if that would keep the man out. He seemed to come back to the field around dark or just after dark. The caller said it would be helpful if officers could find him there and urge him to move along.

Aug. 10, 8:05 p.m.

A man called and said two packages were delivered to his house that afternoon, but neither were there when he arrived home. He requested extra patrol in the area.

Aug. 11, 9:55 a.m.

Officers received a report that man’s trailer was stolen from in front of his home the day before.

Aug. 11, 5:39 p.m.

Officers received a report that an unruly man was in the men’s bathroom for an extended amount of time and would not come out. When employees asked him to leave, he would curse at them.

Aug. 11, 6:17 p.m.

Officers received a report that a man was sitting on a wall, yelling obscenities, and flipping off cars driving past. Upon arrival, they found he was not yelling or screaming. Rather, he was just sitting on the wall.

Aug. 12, 11:05 p.m.

Officers stopped a vehicle for not having a visible registration. While the officer was attempting to catch up to the vehicle, its hood opened and blocked the entire windshield area. The driver was cited for expired temporary registration and operating an unsafe vehicle.

Aug. 12, 8:29 p.m.

A caller reported that a Hispanic woman near the bus stop was flashing a light at cars going by. Upon arrival officers found she had a light but was not shining it at cars. She was flashing it at the bus, so it would stop for her.

Aug. 13, 12:23 p.m.

A caller reporting hearing two gunshots in the vicinity and advised officers that a neighbor heard the same thing and smelled gunpowder.

Lagan’s sights set on Paris

In less than three weeks, Lexi Lagan will be competing in her second Summer Olympic Games with a collective cheer of support from her hometown of Boulder City.

But is there really a shortage?

Getting Boulder City out of a more than decade-long stretch where no city manager has lasted as long as it takes a student to graduate from BCHS was the overriding theme of discussion at this week’s city council meeting.

Council debates hiring city manager recruiter

Following a lengthy discussion, Mayor Joe Hardy summed things up Tuesday by saying, “Our No. 1 priority is to get someone who will stay.”

Sex-trafficked victims to have new home, school

Ideally, a school is far more than just four walls, a ceiling and some windows. It’s a place of learning, a place to feel safe, and a place to meet and bond with others.

Learn more about BC’s unofficial mascot

The bighorn sheep at Hemenway Park, on the outskirts of Boulder City, have become a tourist attraction as carloads, and often tour vans full of visitors, can been seen at the park each day.

City’s new fire structure in place

The Boulder City Fire Department is in the final stages of adding a structure, which will not only prepare its firefighters to a greater extent, but at the same time save taxpayer dollars.

Report made on strategic plan

Strategic plans are not anything new for Boulder City. A document developed in conjunction with an outside consultant outlining goals for the next five years has been around for at least a decade.

City, court extend personnel agreement

One could be excused for assuming that an item on the city council’s agenda for the June 25 meeting was somehow related to the concept of free speech if one had only read the agenda and none of the attachments. It was, after all, referred to as First Amendment.

Honoring first responders

Recently, the Boulder City Police and Fire departments held their annual awards night. For the fire department, Acting Chief Greg Chesser presented his Fire Chief Award to firefighter Brian Shea. For the police department, it gave out letters of commendation to several of its officers who assisted last December following the shooting death of three professors at UNLV. Those officers included Lt. Thomas Healing, sergeants John Glenn, Tiffany Driscoll and Christ Slack, detectives Mark Dubois, Bret Hood and officer Guy Liedkie. Pictured with Chief Tim Shea are Sgt. Driscoll and Lt. Healing. Driscoll also earned a second letter of commendation for her part in helping save the life of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer who suffered a seizure while the two were working an off-duty assignment at Allegiant Stadium.