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Police Blotter, Dec. 20

Dec. 11, 9:08 a.m.

Animal Control received a report that a dog came after the mailman. Approximately 30 minutes later, they checked, and the dog was secured in the backyard and safe.

Dec. 11, 10:01 a.m.

Officers received a report that items in three different city contractor’s trucks had been stolen. Miscellaneous electrical tools had been taken. The total value of the items was $4,000.

Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m.

Officers received several reports of smoke coming from someone’s backyard. It appeared that the person was burning leaves.

Dec. 11, 10:33 p.m.

A woman called the police and said she was locked inside a pool area. Her mom had the key and was in the hospital. The lock to the pool area requires a key, and the gate was open when she went in. She did not know she would need the key to open it to get out.

Dec. 12, 7:38 p.m.

A woman called the police and said she saw two people with guns, and one of the guns looked like an Uzi. Officers responded and found they were two juveniles who were playing with airsoft guns that looked like real ones.

Dec. 14, 9:03 a.m.

Officers received a report that a woman had been driving to work around 5 a.m. and another vehicle pulled up beside her and broke her window.

Dec. 14, 1:39 p.m.

Officers received a report that bighorn sheep were all around the swimming pool at a hotel, and the employees were worried about the guests there. They wanted some help getting the sheep back to the park. Seven minutes later the person called back and said the sheep were no longer on the property.

Dec. 14, 5:10 p.m.

A woman called the police and said her young son found a used syringe and picked it up. She made him throw it down and left it there. She said it was at an intersection near the alley.

Dec. 15, 3:41 p.m.

A passenger on the train called the police and said it looked like two men were trying to steal a Jet Ski. The caller could not give a good description of them because the train was moving.

Dec. 16, 12:53 a.m.

A woman called the police and said her hot water heater was making very loud noises, and she had previously been advised whatever was going on with it could start a fire in her wall. She wanted an officer to respond. Approximately 15 minutes later an officer responded and said there was no crime. The sound was the fan that was on constantly.

Dec. 16, 5:07 a.m.

Officers received a report that someone had locked the bathrooms. The caller said it could be a vagrant who has been in there before and known to use drugs. Officers responded and detained the man. They found he had numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia with him. He was cited for them and trespassed.

Dec. 16, 8:54 a.m.

Officers received two calls about a coyote in the park. It wasn’t causing any problems, but the callers were concerned about it being in a residential area. They responded and found the coyote had left the park.

Dec. 16, 4:39 p.m.

A woman called the police and said she saw smoke on Eighth Street. Officers found that it was smoke coming from a chimney, and the fire was in the fireplace.

Dec. 17, 12:50 a.m.

A man called the police and said his gas meter was spinning like crazy. He did not think it was running correctly. He called back four minutes later and said it had just stopped spinning, but he had a video of it to show the officers. They determined that the heater had turned on which uses gas.

Dec. 17, 1:47 p.m.

Officers received a report of a helicopter caught in the wires and a person was hanging out of it. They told the caller that a helicopter had been there with Nevada Power hanging wires from tower to tower, but they would send someone to check it out.

Dec. 18, 1:19 a.m.

Officers received a report of smoke in the desert behind the Nevada State Railroad Museum. They determined it was a brush fire that had been set by a homeless person. He was cited for open burning.

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.