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Police Blotter, Nov. 29

Nov. 20, 8:45 a.m.

Someone requested a welfare check for an elderly male neighbor because bags had been outside his car since the night before and he had been having health problems recently.

Nov. 20, 11:17 a.m.

A man called the police and said someone called him and asked if an employee worked at the business. The caller said the employee was a rapist and that someone was coming to arrest him.

Nov. 20, 3:08 p.m.

Someone called the police and reported that an abandoned refrigerator was on the side of the soccer field at the high school. The caller was concerned for the safety of children, who were nearby at the tennis courts. Officers responded and turned it toward the wall, so no one get into it. They found it belonged to the school and had “Class of 2009” written on it.

Nov. 21, 8:32 a.m.

Officers received a report that a woman had locked her keys in the car as well as her kids and dogs. Officers and a tow truck responded and found the children were not in distress.

Nov. 21, 5 p.m.

Officers received a report that someone was driving a go-kart with a child. The caller said the driver had been racing around the area for the past couple of hours and was possibly headed into the desert. Approximately seven minutes later, the officer found them in desert and they were going to push the go-kart back home.

Nov. 21, 10:33 p.m.

Someone reported that a man was outside his house, sawing and making lots of noise. Officers contacted him and he agreed to stop for the night.

Nov. 22, 3:16 p.m.

A man said chunks of cement were either being thrown or falling off a bridge. One had hit his car. Officers directed him to Nevada Highway Patrol. They did not find anyone on the bridge.

Nov. 23, 7:34 a.m.

Officers received a report that someone’s car had been hit while it had been parked on the street overnight. The caller said the car had been moved slightly before realizing it had been damaged. There was debris where it had been parked.

Nov. 23, 11:12 a.m.

A woman called and said she found her shed door open and approximately $100 of items were taken. She said she thought it happened during the day because the shed door is very noisy believed it would have woken her or alerted her dog if it had happened at night. She wanted to speak to an officer.

Nov. 23, 10:38 p.m.

Officers received a report that someone had crawled into a house through a window. They responded and found that it was a group of teenagers and everything was OK.

Nov. 24, 12:42 p.m.

Someone reported a homeless man, who was shirtless and sleeping behind a business. He was not causing a disturbance.

Nov. 24, 1:57 p.m.

A woman called the police and said her granddaughter was missing from Henderson. She said she thought she might be in Boulder City at her mother’s house. She had last been reported missing Nov. 5. The grandmother wanted to speak to an officer. Officers searched her mother’s house and did not find the girl.

Nov. 25, 9:21 a.m.

Officers received a report that a turtle was in a woman’s yard. Officers took the turtle to the animal shelter.

Nov. 25, 11:14 a.m.

Officers received a report that a man was spraying something on a sidewalk. Officers investigated and found out he was spraying weeds and clearing debris. He said the city does not maintain the sidewalk and he takes care of it himself once a year.

Nov. 25, 6:11 p.m.

Officers received multiple calls about a possible rollover accident. One man was trapped and need to be extricated from the wreck. Approximately 25 minutes later, rescue crews had him out.

Nov. 26, 8:17 a.m.

A man came into the police station about an eBay transaction. He said he sold a set of oven hinges to someone who later requested a refund. When the items were returned, the man said they were not the same hinges that he had sold to the buyer. Officers advised him it was a civil issue.

Nov. 26, 6:46 p.m.

Officers found someone in a dumpster.

It’s official(ish)

It’s all over, at least until November.

Slice of Americana turns 76

Boulder City’s annual July 4 Damboree is almost like a Norman Rockwell painting that has jumped off the canvas and has come to life.

Capturing life through the lens of a camera

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s safe to say that Bill Bruninga has enough to fill an entire set of encyclopedias.

Boulder City dodges insurance inflation

Insurance is one of those things that are super important but that most people are not going to discuss over a beer like it was a football game. Which is a nice way of saying that the subject can be a little… dry.

It’s (un)official

“Every vote counts and every vote has not been counted.”

City council to mull recruitment firms

When departing and now former city manager Taylour Tedder was on his way out, he took some steps to try to smooth out the transition to a new city executive in the form of five recruitment firms vying for the call to be hired to conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

Brown proud to represent BC in Nationals

For those who are into the rodeo scene, you may want to remember the name Aiden Brown in years to come.

Church seeks senior housing

Leaders of the Boulder City United Methodist Church have a project in the works that they feel will benefit many in the community but understand those who may have concerns.

Fancier/foster permit back on city council agenda

If you call in to a city council meeting for public comment twice in one meeting, you officially qualify as a gadfly. (noun: 1) a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.) Fred Voltz, already quoted in these pages for comments on other issues, also addressed the issue of pet breeding, likening the practice to prostitution or the dealing of narcotics.

Liquor Board approves BC Company Store request

In the 1930s, the original Boulder City Company Store included a “club room.” The city was officially dry until the late 1960s, so booze would not have been officially served. Except it was.