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Consider others’ priorities before complaining

Looks like we all made it through Independence Day “mostly” unscathed and thankful for another year of freedom.

Boulder City was fairly quiet and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves without causing too much disruption. Thank you to all of you who didn’t call 911 to report fireworks on July 4, or slow-moving traffic before, after and during the parade, asking if you could move the parking barriers just this time, or the 101 other expected irritants when we invite hundreds of people to come to our town to spend their hard-earned money.

Believe me, we totally understand that sometimes enough is enough but my personal belief is that tolerance is a word that most people don’t even take time to look up in the dictionary. I want everyone to be patient with me when I want to grab a parking spot on the other side of the street, jaywalk in the middle of a very long block, or run from the checkout stand to grab an unopened box of cereal. But if you do it, I can’t find the horn on my car fast enough or miss the opportunity to roll my eyes and let out a huge sigh.

This year, let’s make it a priority to “get it” that other people have other priorities and that we just aren’t that darned important. Save the gripes for high-priority issues and stop the nitpicking of random issues.

Life is just way too short to spend it being a cranky person. Try to make things just a little better for those around us, OK? I’m in.

June 25. Litter: A caller believes that the bulldozer in the desert is covering up litter; however, the construction workers have no idea what that person was talking about at 5:53 a.m. in the area of River Mountain Drive and Adams Boulevard.

Suspicious: A caller reports a sleeping person in a vehicle who disappeared prior to our arrival at 6:10 a.m. in the area of 1100 Colorado Street.

Disabled vehicle: Another jurisdiction stops a vehicle traveling with two flat tires that is sending sparks all over the travel lane at 1:16 p.m. in the area of St. Judes Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the day: When the car pulls greatly to the right you might check the tire pressure.

June 26. Suspicious: The caller believes the man hiding behind the Volkswagen, for the last hour, looks suspicious at 4:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Avenue A.

DUI: A caller reports seeing a vehicle in a ditch, then all over the road at 10:35 a.m. in the area of mile marker 8 on U.S. Highway 95.

Misuse of 911: A caller gets to explain to an officer why she chose this course of action (repeatedly) when she was angry at Cox Cable at 5:02 p.m. in the 1300 block of Wyoming Street.

Thought for the day: It might be less expensive to go to satellite TV rather than pay those pesky bail fees.

June 27. Burglary: A rash of burglaries result in a crashed car and many stolen items — secure your valuables or take them with you and arrange for frequent house checks if you are away — at 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Sandra Drive (and surrounding areas).

Domestic: A woman states her siblings broke into her house and are using drugs, but now they are getting a trip to a Henderson lockup at 4:53 p.m. in the 1400 block of Pueblo Drive.

Juvenile disturbance: A caller reports seeing kids climbing the flagpole and swinging from the chain at 8:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of Sixth Street.

Thought for the day: Are you kidding me? Most of these kids don’t have enough energy to change the channel let alone climb a flagpole. It’s time to get a job.

June 28. Drunk: A man reports that an intoxicated subject that he did not know jumped into his car at 5:26 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Vagrant: Officers receive yet another report of a man taking his daily ablutions at the splash pad in the park at 9:39 a.m. in the 1900 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Fight: Six males in swim trunks are reportedly duking it out in the roadway at 5:48 p.m. in the 200 block of Navajo Drive.

Thought for the day: Keeping all the doors locked while in your car keeps people you don’t know from jumping in.

June 29. Vagrant: Subjects arrive from Las Vegas after being informed at a shelter that they could catch the bus and get free handouts in Boulder City. They didn’t, at 1:37 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Suspicious: Officers are out with a subject known to not have driving privileges and who denies knowing how his car mysteriously got to the location at 2:39 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Found property: A cellphone is turned in but quickly reunited with the owner at 6:22 p.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Thought for the day: You may be sneaky and lucky today, but we will find you. Count on it.

June 30. Suspicious: A caller reports a knock on the back door and finding a tin foil pipe on the back porch at 1:48 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sunrise Circle.

Suspicious: A driver reports seeing a pair of legs sticking out of a bush. Luckily they were still attached to the man and he was transported to the hospital at 7:39 a.m. in the area of Railroad Pass.

Welfare: A caller reports an elderly male has taken leave of the assisted care facility and is half-dressed in the desert heat at 2:25 p.m. in the area of Adams Boulevard and San Felipe Drive.

Thought for the day: Unfortunately, people have the right to make their own decisions even if their current mental capacity doesn’t make it wise.

July 1. Theft: An officer warns a man pushing a shopping cart of the consequences and he decides to return the item at 7:53 a.m. in the 1100 block of Colorado Street.

Found property: A local establishment advises that someone turned in a wallet full of money and identification; however, the owner returned in a hurry and all was taken care of at 6:34 p.m. in the 800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

See person: A person arrives in the station to report being harassed by someone texting at 6:39 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: Contrary to popular belief, just because you don’t show us the other side of the conversation doesn’t mean that we don’t investigate the situation.

Call(s) of the week: A woman reports that her neighbors are having sex on the porch and it’s too early for that kind of activity on the porch on June 26 at 9:06 p.m. in the 1200 block of Shenandoah 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.

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