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Citizens’ aid applauded

The Boulder City Police Department would like to say a huge thank you to our community members who were ready, willing and able to respond in a moment’s notice to go above and beyond no matter what the call.

On Monday, our agency had one of those instances. It was a brief moment after our officers contacted many Boulder City residents before people came to help. For those who could contribute their time and resources, this meant hitching their horse trailers to their vehicles to evacuate and transport hundreds of sheep, some deceased. This was a coordinated effort between fire, local police, state police, animal control and our fine citizens.

It’s comforting to know, especially nowadays, that Boulder City has so many people who were not only available, but eagerly assisted the Boulder City Police Department with this accident. We applaud you, our citizenry, who arrived, without question, and made this a manageable event. We’re so proud to call Boulder City our home!

Oct. 29. Drunk: The caller states there is a drunk in the semitruck with him and he would like assistance removing him at 8:32 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Civil: The report of a stolen vehicle is tempered by the fact it was taken by the caller’s husband and the laws of community property at 9:03 p.m. in the 800 block of Fifth Street.

Thought for the day: Who in the world is toasted at 8 in the morning?

Oct. 30. Domestic: A mother and daughter have very different views on the loaning of the family car at 7:06 p.m. in the 500 block of Fir Street.

DUI: The driver ends the evening pretty early with an abruptly sobering reality at 7:36 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Yucca Street.

Thought for the day: Can’t we all just get along?

Oct. 31. DUI: The vehicle vs. the curb was entertaining; however, the field sobriety test was a dismal fail at 4:15 a.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Veterans Memorial Drive.

Suspicious: The caller states a “neighbor” came to borrow money for a stranded wife’s vehicle repair and she provided money before realizing it was a bad idea at 11:25 a.m. in the 600 block of Mount Hunter Way.

Thought for the day: Lucky lady that all she was out was a little money. Refer subjects you do not know to the police department or Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Nov. 1. Disturbance: Several loud and intoxicated revelers will not leave and are uncooperative at 8:29 a.m. in the 1200 block of Airport Road.

Reckless: Two callers report a vehicle spinning doughnuts in a vacant area causing a plethora of dust; however, they pulled a Houdini prior to our arrival at 3:05 p.m. in the 1400 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: How early to you have to start — or late do you have to stop — to find so many intoxicated people at 8 in the morning?

Nov. 2. Animal: The neighbor calls as his house-sitting job has now included an additional resident dog in the backyard that the owners have no knowledge of at 10:06 a.m. in the 700 block of Fairway Drive.

Welfare: A teenager is contacted as he begins his runaway adventure on foot and is persuaded of an alternate solution at 4:12 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Veterans Memorial Drive.

Thought for the day: The teen dressed in climate-inappropriate clothing was a concern for several people and probably saved him from a cold — at the very least.

Nov. 3. Assist: A father advises he has had enough of his son slipping out the window to “smoke dope” at 11:32 p.m. in the 500 block of Bender Court.

Accident: A caller advises a vehicle has entered the yard of her neighbor and has found the only tree at 9:09 a.m. in the 600 block of Marina Drive.

Thought for the day: I can only picture the size of nails that would be used had my father suspected I was going out the window when I was young, then what would have happened when I had to enter through the front door.

Nov. 4. Suspicious: The man loitering in the area without any rain gear appears especially out of place at 9:44 a.m. in the 1600 block of Georgia Avenue.

Animal: A large black bird has flown in the front door and the owners can’t get it out and need assistance at 9:48 a.m. in the 1400 block of Bronco Road.

Thought for the day: JDLR — just doesn’t look right folks.

Call(s) of the week: Assist another department: Officers arrive on a full-on blazing GMC Yukon and the driver said that he heard a small noise and the thing went up in flames; however, all got out safely at 5:40 p.m. in the area of mile marker 5 on the Nelson Road on Nov. 2.

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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