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Deadline nears for Citizens Academy

It’s hard to believe that Sept. 10 is rapidly approaching and I only have six applications for the Citizens Academy, so far. I hope there isn’t a mad rush toward the end of August; that doesn’t leave time to get clear backgrounds for those interested in learning about law enforcement in Boulder City.

Check out the website or grab a schedule off the blue turn table in the lobby of the police station if you want to join us. Do it soon.

Aug. 6. Domestic: A man and a woman were involved in an altercation at 1:14 p.m. in the 1300 block of Fifth Street.

Soliciting: Several callers report door knockers asking for donations for a college fund with no solicitor’s permit at 3:39 p.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

See person: A family is in the lobby to ask for assistance as it passes through and wants only to tell its story to a police officer at 10:11 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: Good descriptions and direction of travel enable us to locate the “college” students trying a new fundraising scheme.

Aug. 7. Assist: A mentally ill woman arrives at the station with a sleeping bag to spend the night in the station at 2:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Drugs: The felon with the narcotics and firearm will have an extended vacation after his traffic stop at 12:37 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Animal: A person in the pool decides the rattlesnake has jurisdiction until we get there at 2:55 p.m. in the 100 block of Forest Lane.

Thought for the day: Going into business for yourself should not include future felonies.

Aug. 8. Domestic: A woman states that she and her mother were both accosted by her drunk boyfriend and he is leaving in a vehicle. He won’t be going far tonight at 1:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of Marwood Street.

DUI: The cause of the accident is soon apparent to the responding officer at 5:40 p.m. in the U.S. Highway 93 and Gingerwood Drive.

DUI: The driver is on probation with a no drinking clause. Oops, guess we blew that one at 11:29 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Buchanan Boulevard.

Thought for the day: Apparently Saturday is a big drinking/fighting day.

Aug. 9. Suspicious: The driver has expired plates, expired license and no insuranc. Apparently driving extremely slow and hiding behind the hospital will not keep the officer from finding you at 2:36 p.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Solicitors: The homeowner states the man carrying the clipboard and wearing a reflective vest was able to show her a business license from Henderson and Las Vegas but not Boulder City at 3:23 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue G.

Attempt to locate: Officers receive a report that states a vehicle left a gas station in another jurisdiction with the gas pump still attached and may be heading our way at 9:25 p.m. in the area of our south city limits.

Thought for the day: How is it that some people see a “guy in a hat” and some people observe details including the complexion. It makes finding them much easier.

Aug. 10. Assault: A man states that a friend hit him in the face but he doesn’t want to press charges or have medical attention. He just thought we should know at 12:10 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

911: A man states that three men broke into his house and then hangs up. He calls back and now it’s three juveniles and then hangs up. The officer gets there. Nope, it’s him trying to break back into his own house at 2:57 a.m. in the 1200 block of Potosi Street.

Assist other: There is a one car rollover on Nelson Road and Nevada Highway Patrol requests our assistance with the six patients at 12:01 p.m. in the area of mile marker 12 on State Route 165.

Thought for the day: Guess there’s a rumor that if you call the police first and get your story out, you are “covered” in case the the guy calls. Maybe?

Aug. 11. Recovered stolen vehicle: Metropolitan Police Department advises it has recovered one of our stolen vehicles and the owner is happily on his way to pick it up at 1:20 a.m. in the area of Harmon and Spring Valley drives.

Suspicious: A male standing alongside the roadway yelling at cars is one of our local handicapped youths who believes he is helping the traffic problems at 6:27 a.m. in the 1300 block of Nevada Highway.

Civil: A woman returns to get her items after a nasty breakup and an officer stands by just in case at 6:40 p.m. in the 500 block of Lake Superior Lane.

Thought for the day: Some days it’s just not all that glamorous to be in law enforcement.

Aug. 12. DUI: A mom and dad are not impressed when they get the call to come retrieve their car as their adult child gets to head off for a night in the crossbar hotel at 1:33 a.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Fraud: Officers receive a report that someone tried to open an account in someone else’s name at 4:59 p.m. in the 900 block of Nevada Way.

Disabled: Officers assist the tow truck driver in removing a boat from the roadway at 7:02 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: How the heck does a boat find itself alone in the travel lane on the highway anyway?

Call(s) of the week: Suspicious: A caller states that someone is on the roof — again. The caller was just letting us know. There is no need for contact on Aug. 9 at 2:49 a.m. in the 500 block of Hidden Cove Drive.

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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