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Boulder City Police Blotter for Oct. 3

Sept. 25, 10:48 p.m.

Police received a report of someone being charged by a pit bull on Laketree Court.

Sept. 25, 12:55 p.m.

Police received a report of a knife and medication stolen from a vehicle the previous night.

Sept. 25, 4:11 p.m.

A man contacted police after allegedly being threatened by two men, regarding a debt to a previous landlord in Henderson.

Sept. 25, 7:31 p.m.

A man contacted police after finding a hypodermic needle in his daughter’s backpack.

Sept. 25, 9:20 p.m.

Police received a report of an intoxicated man wielding a hammer, threatening to kill himself. Police contacted the man and determined he did not want to harm himself.

Sept. 26, 5:58 a.m.

Police received a report of a stolen black and orange GT bicycle.

Sept. 26, 2:26 p.m.

A police vehicle’s side-view mirror was sideswiped by another vehicle.

Sept. 27, 9:47 a.m.

A man called police because he thought there might be a sink hole under the street in front of his house. Police checked the street and found no immediate danger, and requested for Public Works to check the road.

Sept. 27, 8:10 p.m.

Police received a report of a two-vehicle accident involving an intoxicated driver.

Sept. 28, 1:56 a.m.

Police were contacted by someone who said they were locked out of their vehicle by their dog. About five minutes later, the dog unlocked the vehicle.

Sept. 28, 10:43 a.m.

Police received a report of a man dressed in camouflage crouching behind a camper across the street from a school. The man was said to have a bag and appeared nervous.

Sept. 28, 11:21 a.m.

Police received a report of horses being abused during the night at the corrals.

Sept. 28, 9:49 p.m.

Police received a report of someone losing an envelope containing about $950 near CVS/pharmacy.

Sept. 28, 11:50 p.m.

Police received a report of a man throwing dishes and putting a woman in a choke hold.

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