I’ve had the distinct pleasure this week to enter the legal system myself for the first time in a very long time. It has occurred to me just how lucky we are to have people willing to stand up for something.
I come from a long line of Wyomingites who are pretty much WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). We take people at face value and believe in the innate goodness in our fellow man. It’s shocking and disturbing that there are some folks out there who are more than willing to go to any lengths to bully their way through life. They get their way by being the loudest and the most vulgar, and people just naturally move out of their way.
You would think, after all these years, that I would have gotten jaded or used to this type of behavior, but I’m not sure that is a possible “state” for me. I do still believe there is a quality of compromise that most often solves the simple issues. At a time when it’s “fashionable” to loot, shoot and accept any behavior, I, for one, am glad there are those that wear the badge, robe and all the other appropriate paraphernalia to ensure this remains a land where those who yells loudest doesn’t get rewarded for bad behavior (most of the time.)
That being said, I would like to invite you to a monthly event at the Senior Center of Boulder City at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 We will have a safety and informational briefing that lasts about an hour where we get a chance to chat about some of the recent happenings and ask questions that you might think too trivial to make a phone call about or you are just not sure about. You don’t have to be a senior to attend, and we’d love your input and assistance in helping keep one of our most precious resources, our elders, feeling heard and cared for.
Aug. 13. Drunk: A business owner called and would like someone to escort an intoxicated patron off the premises; however, her boyfriend relents and comes to provide the service at 1:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue B.
See person: A person living in a storage unit is told to move out immediately despite making threats to the person who ratted on the living arrangements at 9:18 a.m. in the 1600 block of Ann Way.
Thought for the day: Camping in a storage unit doesn’t even sound like fun!
Aug. 14. Suspicious: A caller believes the man with red hair, brown paint under his eye and carrying a wrapped up sword is unusual at 6:35 a.m. in the area of Avenue D and Wyoming Avenue.
Traffic: A driver tells the officer that he was talking on the phone to a relative in the hospital and thinks he might go to court to see if the judge will concur with his need at 10:17 a.m. in the area of Adams Boulevard and Darlene Way.
See person: A man in the lobby wants to report that his license plate was stolen several months ago and he has no idea how it ended up back on his car now at 10:48 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.
Thought for the day: Those pesky license plate tricksters.
Aug. 15. Disturbance: An intoxicated man calls and wants his female drinking companion removed post-haste at 3:23 a.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.
Welfare: The father of the 3-year-old believes the child was able to open the door and go out to the driveway while he was sleeping. He will make sure a repair is made right away at 6:19 a.m. in the 1500 block of Marita Drive.
Welfare: Officers receive several calls for checking on elderly relatives because of a Centurylink problems not allowing phone service at 9 p.m. in several locations in town.
Thought for the day: We sure are happy around here when the phones and the power work right.
Aug. 16. Disturbance: Several subjects in the parking lot are yelling and screaming at each other after a disagreement in the kitchen turns into a job opening at 10:57 a.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.
Assist: An out-of-breath man comes into the lobby to report his elderly mother has disappeared after a long conversation about her not being able to go to the senior center on Sunday. She is located several blocks from home and returned no worse for wear at 1:17 p.m. in the 500 block of Don Vincente Court.
911: A crying caller hangs up but mom answers and states the 10-year-old decided to call after he was punished. He has now decided that mom is the least of his worries just because he is mad at 7:31 p.m. in the 1300 block of Ramona Lane.
Thought for the day: Sometimes the happy endings look like a smile of relief from a caregiver living with the exhausting world of dementia.
Aug. 17. Suspicious: A caller reports a person asleep or passed out behind the wheel of a parked car at the corner of Veterans Memorial Drive and Adams Boulevard.
Threats: The owner reports threats from a person who has been squatting at the establishment under the pretense of waiting for a check to purchase the business at 10:16 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.
Civil: Officers receive a return call from the business requesting assistance, once again, after the would-be business purchaser still hasn’t left at 5:06 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.
Thought for the day: The check is in the mail only works for so long, buddy.
Aug. 18. Welfare: A man wants us to check on his father as he hasn’t returned calls for the past few weeks. The father advises us to tell him to check his email at 8:13 a.m. in the 600 block of Paloma Drive.
Assist: A woman wants assistance after her elderly parent with Alzheimer’s has located the car keys in California and is now on a road trip. The parent is located and Nevada Highway Patrol is contacted to respond to retrieve him at 6:59 p.m. in the 1400 block of Monterey Drive.
Thought for the day: Thank goodness for cellphones and GPS locators.
Aug. 19. Suspicious: An officer is out with a sleeping transient who has now decided to return to Las Vegas at 1:50 a.m. in the 900 block of Utah Street.
Domestic: A woman says she has been hit numerous times and a window has been broken at 2:34 a.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.
Theft: A person comes in to report a piece of jewelry missing that is very distinctive. It is located almost instantly along with the name and photo of the person who pawned it at 1:07 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.
Thought for the day: Cops don’t have to be all that lucky when crooks are all that dumb.
Call(s) of the week: 911: A woman says she has a subject down and then hangs up. She picked up her intoxicated boyfriend at work and when she pulled over for him to get sick, he opened the door and tumbled out at 1:51 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Veterans Memorial Drive.
Have a great week.
Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.