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Citizens Academy returns in September

Well folks, it’€™s time again for us to start accepting applications for the Citizens Academy here in Boulder City.

Have you ever wondered what an officer was “thinking” when he made that traffic stop? How about why they always plan for the worst case situation? What does it feel like to drive one of those cars with 50 pounds of stuff on your belt? Now is your chance to find out.

An informed public is a safe public. The things you will learn in this 10-week class will make you a safer individual and that, in turn, will make this a more secure town.

The academy will begin Sept. 10 and continue each Thursday from 7-10 p.m. through Nov. 19 (except on Nov. 5). We have four special events classes scheduled as well.

Classes will include the usual traffic stop through domestic violence classes as well as time on the simulator, a field trip to the coroner’s office, pepper spray, Taser, shooting range and emergency vehicle operations course. More details will be available next week; check the city website for more information until then.


July 9. See person: A person is in the lobby to fulfill the 24-hour reporting requirement for a visit to the area after a felony conviction at 2:24 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Fraud: A caller states the Craigslist communication sounded fishy so the sale was declined but received a fraudulent check in the mail anyway even though no goods were exchanged at 10:23 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Traffic: That small traffic infraction turns into a long wait for Metropolitian Police Departmentn on a bench warrant at 2:16 p.m. in the area of Fifth Street and Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: Needless to say, if it sounds too good to be true … it probably is — especially on Craigslist.

July 10. Accident: A caller reports the other party has left the scene after smashing in the front of the caller’s vehicle. The rest of the story is that information was exchanged first at 12:14 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.

Suspicious: The man in the alley is talking to himself and acting strange at 5:17 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue G.

Domestic: The inebriated members of this brawl have decided they don’t need medical assistance and will pick another location to resolve the issues (across the street) at 10:19 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue K.

Thought for the day: Mental illness can be disturbing however it’s not criminal.

July 11. DUI: The driver just doesn’t get it that the designated driver is not the one supposed to be drinking at 1:00 a.m. in the area of the south city limits.

Prowler: The caller finds and chases an unknown man from his yard and he is able to jump into a white Blazer and evade capture at 1:52 a.m. in the 500 block of Shoshone Way.

Suspicious: An intoxicated woman is trying to get in the front door and is very surprised to find that she is on the wrong street at 3:09 a.m. in the 1500 block of Mancha Drive.

Thought for the day: Don’t chase the bad guys. Make a good witness and get all the valid details you can.

July 12. Suspicious: The rather large man on the rather small bike who is very interested in all the houses he slowly passes decides there’s too many people on this street paying attention to him at 3:13 p.m. in the 1400 block of Marita Drive.

Fireworks: The caller has had enough of the fireworks that seem to have no sign of running out at 6:53 p.m. in the 800 block of Avenue A.

Assist: A woman believes it should be criminal for someone to believe she earns her money that way at 8:46 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: Keep an eye on your surroundings and it’s surprising how something strange stands out.

July 13. DUI: A woman spins her car into the median on the way from Searchlight then continues driving recklessly while dragging the bumper at 2:20 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 95 at U.S. Highway 93.

Animal: A caller believes it’s too hot outside for horses (huh?) at 7:03 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.

Assist other department: The fire department responds to a truck full of pool cleaning chemicals that don’t mix well at 7:51 p.m. in the 1500 block of Mancha Drive.

Thought for the day: Don’t drive drunk then cop an attitude about your vehicle being impounded. The situation is a result of your decision, not mine.

July 14. Suspicious: A man states three people have been harassing him and calling him names at 4:47 a.m. in the 700 block of Capri Drive.

Fraud: A business owner believes the person who paid with a counterfeit bill in the past has returned 12:39 a.m. in the 700 block of Juniper Way.

Theft: A woman gets a call from her credit card company before she realizes she has left her purse at the café and someone is making good use of the cards already at 4:18 p.m. in the 800 block of Avenue B.

Thought for the day: Oh my goodness people. Stop leaving your Social Security card in your purse or wallet. You are just asking to have identity theft.

July 15. Family disturbance: A man states his family member has a knife and has made threats to remove his private parts at 10:06 a.m. in the 600 block of Sixth Street.

Trespassing: A man returns to a store he was trespassed from and was last seen running down Elm Street after finding out officers were called at 11:49 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Foot patrol: An officer stumbles over a man sleeping in the park who is immediately made aware of the no camping ordinances as well as park hours at 11:45 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Ville Drive.

Thought for the day: I’m thinking the talk of private parts got his attention.

Call(s) of the week: Suspicious: Caller finds it strange that there are teenagers in hula outfits running up and down the street yelling at 12:59 a.m. in the 1400 block of Sorrel Road.

Have a great week.

Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.

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