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Community works as one to locate missing man

Thank you! Boulder City residents should pat themselves on the back. The Damboree Parade went off without a hitch or a balloon. Everyone respected the “no water balloons” request. No calls, complaints or citations over the water balloon issue. Thanks BC!

We’d also like to thank the community for helping an endangered, missing adult. The out-of-state family reported their son was last seen July 2 around 5 p.m. The adult son is a mental health consumer who’s lived in Boulder City for several years now, very safely and peacefully.

The family and the Boulder City community sprang into action. Fliers were generated by the police department, phone calls were made and the search was on. The Boulder City Review posted the missing subject’s flier on its Web page, receiving several thousand Internet hits on Facebook, Twitter and the BoulderCityReview.com.

On the evening of July 4, the endangered missing subject was located in Las Vegas, safe and in good care. This short tale illustrates how great the Boulder City community truly is.

Trust me, I know firsthand that when a significant issue occurs in town, the community stands tall. The essence of small-town America is alive and well. I’m sure there are many awesome places to live, but it appears the Boulder City community is the canvas that Norman Rockwell modeled his portraits from. Thanks for being great BC!

Alright, can you say move? Let’s role, “Control, 269, I’ll be 10-8.”

On June 30, a property owner calls requesting a trespass. Three subjects are trespassed from five different locations. These subjects apparently cause problems everywhere they go. Not sure where these subjects will go next. I wonder if underground tunnels would work.

July 1, a 7-Eleven clerk calls to report a theft. The clerk tells officers a female who stays at a nearby motel stole a beer. Apparently, the thief grabbed a beer, placing the beer in her purse and walked out of the store. The clerk further reports the female is known by the moniker, the “Burrito Thief.” Officers track down the Burrito Thief and issue a petit larceny citation. Anyone know where the salsa is?

On July 2, officers respond to Medical Park Drive regarding a trespass. Remember those three subjects earlier? Well, one of them is now trespassed from Medical Park Drive. Oh yeah, guess what this guy went to jail for? He is an ex-felon who failed to change his address. When does the madness end?

July 3, officers respond to U.S. Highway 93 and Ville Drive in reference to a vehicle fire. The driver reports the bed of his company pickup caught on fire. Officers and fire department arrive. BCFD doesn’t miss a step; the fire is extinguished and no one is hurt. The driver suggests spontaneous combustion. The driver, a smoker, denies throwing a cigarette out the window. It’s never too late to quit.

On July 4, officers are dispatched to the area of St. Andrews Court. A neighbor reports another neighbor pulled a handgun out during an argument. Officers arrive and determine the silver object was not a gun, but a cellphone. Officers mitigated the issue and the neighbors shook hands; the feud was settled. That could have been ugly.

July 5, the Child Exploitation Task Force, consisting of Henderson police, FBI and local officers, served a search warrant in the area off Pacifica Drive. The focus of the search warrant stems from the resident allegedly accessing illegal material from the Internet. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.

On July 6, officer pulls over an out-of-state speeder heading to the Lake Mead. The 18-year-old driving daddy’s $60,000 luxury SUV handed over his papers and license. Unfortunately, the young man’s license was suspended, plus speeding at 77 mph in a 45 mph zone was costly. After receiving an almost $2,000 ticket, the driver’s girlfriend, who had a valid license, drove them to see the beauty of Lake Mead.

Maybe he could jump in the water and cool off.

As always, the pleasure is mine. Love having you guys and gals out with me. Come back next week we’ll do it again.

Officer Jeffrey Grasso is a 10-year veteran of the Boulder City Police Department. He previously served as a police officer in south Florida for four years.

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