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Department can help with car license renewals

The Boulder City Department of Motor Vehicles is available for residents of the city or those working for local businesses by appointment each Wednesday at the police department’s records window. You can make your appointment by calling 702-293-9257.

They do not do driver’s license or identification work or any private party vehicle sales involving titles. The primary function of having the service here is convenience for our community in renewing license plates and handicapped placards.

For services not provided at the police department, visit the DMV kiosk in Albertsons or visit www.dmvnv.com/kiosk.htm, and click on “Kiosk Services” to see if your needs can be met there.

The records division also handles requests for copies of reports and/or records from incidents handled through our department. A records request can be obtained from the lobby window during business hours and all requests involve a minimal processing period of five to seven working days.

The records division also handles the sale of bike licenses, bail, vehicle impound fees, fingerprinting and myriad other important services.

Office hours are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., six days a week, closed on Sundays. Because of our limited staffing, there are times when the office must be closed because of sickness or vacations. We will do our best to accommodate your needs as quickly as possible. We apologize, in advance, for any inconvenience during these times.

Now, let’s see what’s been happening around town.

March 10. Abandoned vehicle: The caller believes the “stripped” vehicle on the dry lake bed may be abandoned at 6:42 a.m. in the area of mile marker 52 of U.S. Highway 95.

Suspicious: A man comes in the lobby in regard to phone calls he’s been receiving giving him the choice of sending money or get a warrant at 12:13 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: A common scam is the caller indicating a traffic or parking violation has occurred with the promise of immediate relief for a mere “phenomenal” fee.

March 11. Forgery: A local financial institution calls to report receiving five counterfeit bills at 12:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Traffic hazard: An officer goes out with a vehicle dragging it’s bumper behind at 3:38 p.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the day: One of the counterfeiting techniques used now reuses existing bills so the “forgery pens” are not effective. Be aware.

March 12. Suspicious vehicle: The subjects sleeping in the vehicle indicate the mother of one of the juveniles gets mad when they come home late at 7:47 a.m. in the 500 block of Cherry Street.

Suspicious: The caller finds it suspicious that the contractor has his small child sitting on the seat of the tractor taking a picture at 4:05 p.m. in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

March 13. Suspicious: The department receives multiple calls reporting a drum circle and 300 guests getting their “party on” at the dry lake bed at 1:24 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle: Numerous vehicles parked along the roadway are unoccupied after the dispersal of the event at the dry lake bed at 6:45 a.m.

March 14. Civil: Individuals accustomed to making their own rules are not especially happy with the new ownership at 7:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of Nevada Highway.

Domestic:The caller reports family fighting while a young child is outside crying for help at 8:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: Be careful what you teach. Your kids are learning good stuff or not so good stuff.

March 15. Drugs: The drug court participant doesn’t pass the weekly exam so he’ll be getting a personalized invitation from the judge soon at 7:58 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Fraud: Another victim of the bogus $100 bill culprit reports in at 11:52 a.m. in the 800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

March 16. See person: The subject has been released after treatment but just won’t depart the premises. After hours of lingering staff would like our assistance at 12:04 a.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Animal: The resident wants to report a wayward goat in the backyard at 9:32 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue G.

Thought for the day: The neighborhood was all abuzz about the new “old goat” in the area.

Call of the week: Robbery: The residentially challenged individual is short on funds for a weapon so he resorts to a handmade one that isn’t quite as durable as the one held by the clerk.

A jousting match is in progress as the officers arrive to take the elderly robber into custody at 9:36 p.m. on March 11 in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.

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