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Police Blotter

Jan. 2, 11:36 a.m.

A woman called police and said that needles were thrown into her yard.

Jan. 2, 11:43 a.m.

Officers received a report of a 5-year-old boy walking by himself and heading toward Nevada Way on Wyoming Street. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and gray pants. Upon arrival, officers found the boy and took him to the police station. They made contact with his father, who then came to the station to pick him up.

Jan. 2, 1:07 p.m.

Officers received a report of damage to playground equipment.

Jan. 3, 4:20 a.m.

Officers received a report of a vehicle that was 30 yards off the road in the desert on southbound U.S. Highway 95. It was unknown whether there were injuries or anyone in the vehicle. Upon investigation, officers found that the airbag had been deployed and there was blood on it. The windows were intact, and there was a child seat in the back of the vehicle. There was no one in the vehicle. Officers also found no one in the area and determined the car to belong to a man from Lake Havasu, Arizona. His wife said that he took the vehicle the night before and she hadn’t heard from him since. Approximately an hour later, the Nevada Highway Patrol took over the call and no longer needed the assistance from the Boulder City Police Department.

Jan. 3, 10:03 a.m.

A man called and said that a stranger knocked on his door. He said that it was suspicious because he wasn’t expecting any packages, and he wanted an officer to come over. He said the man was wearing a blue jacket, glasses and weighed 350 pounds. Fifteen minutes later, an officer arrived and no one was home.

Jan. 4, 10:07 a.m.

Someone called to speak with the shift sergeant regarding a records request that had not been fulfilled for five weeks.

Jan. 4, 11:35 a.m.

A woman called and reported that she was having issues with her neighbor. She said that she wanted to file a report because earlier in the day the neighbor had slammed on his brakes to attempt to get her son to hit his car.

Jan. 4, 1:32 p.m.

Officers received a report of someone’ co-worker making statements about a rifle and a water tower. Upon investigation, officers heard the exact statement that was that if things got any worse, this man would climb onto the water tower with a high-powered rifle. They were unable to pull video of the event and were going to try again the next day.

Jan. 5, 6:11 a.m.

Officers received a report of a woman wearing a hospital gown and jeans, heading down Buchanan Boulevard. She was on an involuntary hold and had flagged down a passerby and was attempting to get into his vehicle. Three minutes later she was running away from the officers and through the intersection. The officers detained her and contacted the hospital. She was transported back.

Jan 5, 3:16 p.m.

A man called to say that he had picked up a man and a young girl in Arizona and given them a ride into Boulder City. He said that the man acted sketchy and the girl acted strange and scared to death. He dropped them off at Auto Zone to get a part for their car. He said that he didn’t feel right about it and asked the police to check it out. Upon arrival, the store employee said that the man had headed toward Albertsons.

Jan 6, 4:05 a.m.

A caller reported that a semi was blocking traffic on U.S. Highway 93 because the driver had attempted to make a U-turn. Upon arrival, the officers found both northbound lanes completely blocked. A towing company arrived on scene almost 90 minutes later. All the roads were back open by 5:54 a.m.

Jan. 7, 3:28 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to meet with a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper and a subject who wanted to complain about the gas station. The man said that the clerk was given the wrong pump number and someone “fueled up” on his pump. He said that he did not like the response the gas station gave him, so he flagged down an NHP trooper. He was given a warning and waited for a licensed driver to come pick him up.

Jan. 8, 3:23 a.m.

A woman called and asked for an officer to go inside her office with her as she saw a flashing light. Upon arrival, officers found that it was a flickering light bulb inside.

Former fire chief Gray discusses termination

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the city, and specifically the fire department, as questions of whether or not Will Gray was still employed as that department’s chief spread through town.

Breeding proposal breeds opposition

Judging by the number of people speaking out against it during public comment at the last city council meeting and the tone of numerous social media posts, the proposal to allow for licensed pet breeders to operate in Boulder City is itself breeding a growing opposition. And the opposition appears to be spilling over into other pet-centric issues, including the fact that, unlike anywhere else in Clark County, Boulder City does not require dogs to be on a leash in public.

Wanted: A good home for theater seats

For those who have either grown up in Boulder City or are longtime residents, the Boulder City Theatre holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Hangars and OHVs and pool people, oh my

In a meeting with only two council members present in the room (and the other three on the phone) and in which the major attention was divided between a contentious possible law concerning pets and the fact that the city manager had announced he was leaving for a new job on the East Coast, the council did take a series of other notable actions.

Look, up in the sky…

Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

Council hears plan for golf course turf reduction

Reducing water usage in Southern Nevada has been a subject that has affected the look of clean, green Boulder City multiple times in the past year.

City confirms fire chief no longer employed

After more than two weeks of inquiries by the Boulder City Review, late Tuesday afternoon the city confirmed that Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray is no longer employed.

Residents weigh in on 99 Cents Store’s shuttering

In what came as a surprise to many who are frequent shoppers, officials from 99 Cents Only Stores announced last week that all of their 371 locations will be closing over the next several weeks.

Four suspects arrested in graffiti case

On Jan. 22, many residents were shocked by a rash of graffiti throughout town, which included the historic Boulder City Theatre.