Detectives follow up after initial crime reports

Here’s more information on some of the basic functions of the Boulder City Police Department and what each division provides the citizens we serve.

The detective division is tasked with in-depth investigating of reports that have been made regarding crimes occurring in the Boulder City’s jurisdiction. Oftentimes there are suspects to identify and interview, pictures and video surveillance to retrieve, and arrest warrants to request and this department is primarily responsible for those functions.

Detectives also do the hard work at a crime scene such as lifting prints, taking photos and determining possible scenarios.

Once the initial report is taken, the original officer will meet with the victim and take any information offered at the beginning of an event. Once that information has been put into written form and approved by the supervisor it will be examined for possible follow-through and forwarded to the detective bureau, if necessary.

The case will be assigned to a specific detective and that will be the person responsible for the next phase of investigation and any fact finding. The detective will determine if there is sufficient evidence available to identify a suspect and if charges can be filed. We rely on these men and women to use their training and expertise in our efforts to limit and/or eliminate the benefits of criminal behavior.

Take care out there and we’ll explore more next week.

June 9. Suspicious: The caller thinks the woman walking along the roadway is suspicious as she is yelling and waving her arms around at 6:22 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Suspicious: Several travelers report a man laying on a blue tarp on the side of the roadway at 3:15 p.m. in between mile marker 52 and 53 on U.S. Highway 95.

Thought for the day: It’s a long walk from Searchlight to Las Vegas and sometimes requires a nap.

June 10. DUI: The caller is following a suspected drunk driver who weaves from lane to lane and slams on the brakes frequently at 1:43 a.m. in the area of Georgia Avenue and Los Tavis Way.

Suspicious: The caller doesn’t know who the vehicle in his driveway belongs to but it’s been there for several hours at 6:14 p.m. in the 700 block of San Remo Way.

Thought for the day: The owner is soon on his way to retrieve his vehicle and is stumped as to how it got there, too.

June 11. DUI: The day starts out with a bang with another person spending the night with us after a “few too many” at 12:41 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Suspicious: The neighbor spots two suspicious people acting strangely near a vacant house at 9:19 p.m. in the 600 block of Del Prado Drive.

Thought for the day: The suspicious “exterminators” were caught red-handed with a black light and a can of Raid in their quest for scorpions.

June 12. Suspicious: The caller reports a vehicle parked nearby with someone sleeping inside at 6:47 a.m. in the 600 block of Utah Street.

Accident: The person reporting the reckless driver is front and center for the accident that occurs shortly thereafter at 10:55 a.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the day: The lost driver just gave up and went to sleep when he couldn’t find Interstate 15. He is quickly rerouted and on his way.

June 13. Assist: The caller is concerned about an appliance abandoned with the doors on at 6:15 p.m. in the 500 block of New Mexico Drive.

Suspicious: The caller states that a vehicle has been sitting in front of a business for over an hour and is running with someone asleep inside at 8:49 p.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Thought for the day: The officer takes the door off the refrigerator to prevent any danger. Please use common sense folks.

June 14. Accident: The moped rider is elderly and is transported for medical care with some road rash at 9:11 a.m. in the 700 block of Nevada Way.

Suspicious: The all-terrain vehicle rider finds a vehicle parked in the desert with individuals inside at 6:42 p.m. in the area of Sixth Avenue and Avenue K.

Thought for the day: Thank you to all who helped the accident victim until help could arrive . He is A-OK.

June 15. Assist: Officers assist with a child inside a locked vehicle and all is ended well at 8:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of Wyoming Street.

Suspicious: The caller cannot determine why there is no water at 11:44 p.m. in the 1300 block of New Mexico St.

Thought for the day: Thank you to the neighbors who noticed the broken sprinkler and turned off the water for our resident; they were grateful!

Call of the week: Disturbance: The filmmaker wants to report an intoxicated woman who has wandered onto the set of their shoot and is now inside one of the vehicles going through gear and refusing to get out on June 11 at 2:04 p.m. in the area of mile marker 48 on U.S. Highway 95.

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

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