The American Lung Association offers a free class called Freedom from Smoking to help to kick the habit with a supportive seven-week program. I was fortunate to attend some of these classes a few years ago and the friend I was supporting has been tobacco-free ever since his first class.
The classes are informative and the support is superb. So, if you are truly intent on quitting, this could be the way to go. Enrollment is at strosehospitals.org/classes. Classes are from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 2 through July 14, and Thursday, June 25.
Nevada also has a Tobacco Quit-line at 1-800-784-8669 or visit livingtobaccofree.com for additional support.
May 14. DUI: The driver and his passenger take an unanticipated stop and find their evening spoiled by a pesky little problem called jail at 2:01 a.m. in the area of Elm Street and Nevada Way.
Fire: Our driver’s plan to have a “hot time in the ol’ town tonight” probably didn’t include the loss of transportation at 12:40 p.m. in the area of Joshua Street and Nevada Way.
Civil: Two parties are in disagreement about a child custody issue and the situation isn’t helped by the mental health of one of the parties at 3:12 p.m. in the 1000 block of Mariposa Way.
Thought for the day: One glowing example about how posting “partial” facts on social media can grow by massive proportions when the story becomes numerous attempted child abductions in Boulder City. Let’s keep our postings to things we know are the facts, please.
May 15. DUI: Again, the driver thinks the “Don’t drink and drive” poster is for someone else at 3:27 a.m. in the area of Gloria and Jeri lanes.
Assist: An elderly driver is speeding to Albertsons to get a money order after the Internal Revenue Service call stating she will have a warrant issued for her arrest at 9:25 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Ville Drive.
DUI: It is probably best to pass the “standing up” test before you try the old “only two beers” statement at 10:12 p.m. in the area of Nevada Way and Avenue I.
Thought for the day: Please folks. The IRS is not going to call you for money. Make sure your elderly relatives know this.
May 16. Civil: A man tries to “cop shop” on a new shift to see if he can get someone to make his sister bring back a vehicle he neither owns nor is licensed to drive at 5:59 p.m. in the 500 block of Ville Drive.
DUI: Another one will sober up to see another day without hurting himself or others at 10:32 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Ville Drive.
Suspicious: A subject doesn’t make it far enough to get control of the car before the physical effects of the evening make calling a friend a much better alternative than a night in the crossbar hotel at 10:37 p.m. in the area of Hotel Plaza and Arizona Street.
Thought for the day: We are cracking down on DUI. Don’t even try it. Plan ahead.
May 17. Drunk: An intoxicated pedestrian decides it’s better to fight with the officer than accept a ride home. That was a bad choice at 4:19 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue G.
Welfare check: A man causes concern when he breaks out a pillow and takes a nap on the grass for his lunch break at 9:27 a.m. in the area of 1100 Colorado Street.
Animal: The National Park Service brings a dog in from their arrest at 10:02 p.m. in the 800 block of Yucca Street.
Thought for the day: OK, so I thought the fact that the dog was named Cheeze Pizza was hysterical.
May 18. Traffic: Saturation patrol all over Las Vegas takes some people off guard today from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the entire Las Vegas Valley.
Welfare check: A man lying on the side of the roadway gets a ride to Searchlight with a passing National Park Service officer at 10:06 a.m. in the area of mile marker 36 on U.S. Highway 95.
Suspicious: Officers receive a report of a very small toddler playing alone in the playground wearing only a diaper at 1:37 p.m. in the 800 block of Avenue B.
Thought for the day: This is the second call this week on a toddler escaping and being found before being harmed or worse. Come on folks. Make sure you are leaving your kids with someone responsible.
May 19. Soliciting: Subjects asking for money are warned and put on the bus back to Las Vegas at 4:48 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.
Assist other: Jumping bail will ensure that your day at work doesn’t go well as we stand by for a bail agent at 4:54 p.m. in the 500 block of Nevada Way.
Traffic: If you’re going 82 in a 45 mph zone, please don’t act put out when the officer interrupts your flight home at 7:55 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Lakeshore Drive.
Thought for the day: You’re not immune from a ticket if you are old, young, foreign, blind (of speed limit signs), late, friends, family of/or are law enforcement.
May 20. Traffic hazard: Someone’s gonna be surprised when he gets home and the love seat is missing from the back of the truck at 3:20 a.m. in the area of Nevada Way and Fifth Street.
Animal: A woman needs help getting a big old crow out of her house at 2:24 p.m. in the 700 block of Marita Drive.
Welfare check: Officers provide a courtesy transport for an elderly woman on oxygen trying to walk back to her campsite at the lake at 7:57 p.m. in the area of Industrial and Canyon roads.
Thought for the day: I’ve got one word for the old crow: divorce.
Call(s) of the week: Fire personnel call about a suspicious person outside the station covered in soot. They think the story of having to climb inside the chimney to save the doves is a bit out there at 7:11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Elm Street.
Have a great week!
Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.