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Boating accident on streets of BC

Let’s get right to it this week.

“Control, 269, we’re heading out!

On May 12, the 7-Eleven is the place to be, as long as you’re not drinking and driving. A person reports a subject who appeared to be driving drunk pulled into to the 7-Eleven parking lot. Officers arrive to find the inebriated subject attempting to slip on slip-on shoes, but they’re just not slipping on. The moon walker impersonator fails to successfully complete the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Plus one for Henderson City Jail.

May 13, officers take a domestic report involving a female and male in the area of the Capri apartments. By the time officers arrive, the male was gone. That’s too bad for him. Officers now only have the female’s statement. Officers will be filing a warrant affidavit on the male for domestic battery. You can run but not hide.

On May 14, officers get dispatched to the area of Denver Street regarding a suspicious male. Officers make contact with the subject who just moved in with family. Talk about neighborhood watch.

May 15, a parked boat on the street off Avenue H was involved in a collision. Wait, a boat on the street? Well, it was on a trailer; the street is narrow and a vehicle’s driver sideswipes the boat trailer. The young driver panics and drives a few doors down to the driver’s house. Officers make contact with the driver, who admitted hitting the boat. No alcohol was involved, but citations were issued.

On May 16 at around noon, officers are dispatched to the U.S. Highway 95 on-ramp from U.S. Highway 93 regarding an accident. Officers find an 18-wheeler taking a nap on its side. The driver failed to negotiate the turn, probably because of the high rate of speed. The driver was fine, but the rig and trailer were a total loss. Oh yeah, the 80,000 pounds of apples had to be unloaded and loaded on another truck. Too bad we didn’t have an oven out there; we could have made some great apple pies, apple cobbler, apple strudels or baked apples. Any recipes?

On May 17, officers are in the area off Avenue A and Cottonwood Street regarding a driver’s license issue. Officers discover a couple of stolen mopeds behind a residence. Officers knocked on the door and asked the occupants who the mopeds belong to. The occupants admit the mopeds belong to them. Believe that? Or not. You can imagine who’s going where and why. More arrests to come.

On May 18, I bet you saw the smoke. Caller reports a vehicle fire on U.S. 93, coming up from Lake Mead. Officers arrive and find a fully engulfed tractor-trailer truck. This is no ordinary truck. It’s a FedEx truck. The driver was able to disconnect the trailer, with all the packages, before the fire spread. I bet you that driver saw the movie “Cast Away.” We should call FedEx and get the driver a raise. No one was hurt.

It’s time to say farewell. We had a great time, well, I know I did! You guys and gals take it easy this week.

Oh yeah, I would like to shout out congratulations to the Boulder City High boys’ swim team for once again winning the Nevada State swim championship, three years consecutively.

Officer Jeffrey Grasso is a 10-year veteran of the Boulder City Police Department. He previously served as a police officer in south Florida for four years.

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