Don’t let special events slip by

I would like to take this opportunity to speak just a little bit on being “present” in our lives. It’s only nearing the end of January but already we have had several events significantly affect our small community.

Without a doubt, we are living in a world that now crams a month’s worth of stuff into one day. We are busier than ever and accomplishing even less. We are even more challenged these days to pay close attention so we don’t miss valuable moments in the mountains of stuff in our day.

Babies are born, brilliant minds are celebrated, character is tested, friends move, small acts of kindness happen, hearts are broken, or any number of other events slip by quickly.

I challenge each of you to take a moment in every day to notice even one beautiful moment or item of significance. I’d love to see 2015 be the year that Boulder City became present in the present!

Now, let’s see what’s been going on.

Jan 15. Assist other agency: Request from Metropolitan Police Department to check for a vehicle missing from its jurisdiction. The vehicle was located and returned to its owner at 2:20 a.m. in the 900 block of Nevada Way.

Suspicious: We receive a report of a subject jumping into traffic and talking to himself. The subject is moving on to another location at 7:52 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Way.

Disturbance: A man reports that he was walking his dog and a subject took it and won’t give it back. A citizen citation is given from one party to the other at 5:44 p.m. in the 1700 block of Red Mountain Drive.

Thought for the day: When a breakup occurs in a relationship it might be best to discuss the custody issues of even the furry kids.

Jan. 16. Trespassing: A subject has returned to the location after being cited for trespassing last night. The caller can’t locate the paperwork so the subject is cited again for trespassing and is leaving at 8:10 a.m. in the 700 block of Nevada Highway.

Family disturbance: A man reports that he was hit over the head with his guitar. He is subsequently transported to the hospital at 3:54 p.m. in the 800 block of Robinson Lane.

Vagrant: A residentially challenged subject is in the lobby, looking disheveled, and has a fragrance that is not pleasant. The subject was taken to the hospital to be reunited with his medication at 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Thought for the day: It might be advisable to take a few lessons and practice at a friend’s house when trying to learn a new musical instrument.

Jan. 17. Suspicious: A man states someone just broke out a rear window in his house and was trying to crawl inside. The person was wearing a mask and is now running away. An officer goes out with a subject at 12:09 a.m. in the 500 block of Eighth Street.

Destruction of property: Police receive a report that lamps on posts at the end of the caller’s driveway were broken during the night. An officer follows the trail of blood for several blocks at 2:29 p.m. in the 1500 block of Mancha Drive.

Destruction of property: A clerk reports that a subject tried to pay with a check and kicked out the front door glass after he was advised the business didn’t take checks. Reminder, you can’t outrun video at 9:33 a.m. in the 900 block of Utah Street.

Thought for the day: That guy chasing you for breaking into his house just might have a golf club in his hand so you might thank your lucky stars that it was the officer that caught up with you.

Jan. 18. Foot patrol: A subject was contacted during an officer’ s foot patrol as he was urinating behind a local business. Subject was strongly advised to return to his hotel room or go to jail for public intoxication at 12:52 a.m. in the 500 block of Nevada Way.

Rolling domestic: It was reported the subjects just left after half an hour of yelling. A description of red car isn’t enough to locate the subjects at 6:34 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Vagrant: Officers receive a report of a subject wrapped in a blanket yelling and throwing things at a car in the parking lot. Officers locate the subject and the car at 7:55 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: The actions of the subject in a blanket allowed us to be in just the right location to prevent the DUI driver from going the wrong way into traffic.

Jan. 19. Suspicious: A subject at the front door dressed in a gray hoodie is not the caller’s husband and has now covered the peep-hole with his hand. The subject was gone on officers’ arrival at 4:41 a.m. in the 1100 block of Olmo Way.

Suspicious: A visitor at a local motel observes a suspicious male take a scooter. The caller follows the suspect until officers arrive and the stolen item is recovered at 11:54 a.m. in the 700 block of Nevada Way.

Assist other agency: A request for assistance in locating subjects lost on bicycles in the area of our city limits is received. The subjects were located, warmed up and reunited with their tour partners at 8:04 p.m. in the area of Pacifica Avenue and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the day: People you don’t expect are stepping up and taking notice to prevent crime.

Jan. 20. Alarm: There is a report of a burglar alarm at a local residence. A second responsible party arrives and the homeowner is found injured inside and transported to the hospital at 6:27 a.m. in the 800 block of Judi Place.

Suspicious: There is a report about subjects dressed in dark clothing looking over back fences. The caller remains in the area and reports the subjects split up and vanished. An officer was unable to locate the subjects at 8:21 p.m. in the area of Gingerwood and Red Mountain drives.

Drugs: A traffic stop reeks of something amiss. Several pounds of narcotics are located by our K-9 and the subjects are off to jail at 10:17 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Lakeshore Drive.

Thought for the day: Marijuana is not legal here (yet), and transporting it can cost you your vehicle.

Jan. 21. Disturbance: There is a report of a subject inside who is going berserk and won’t leave when asked. The subject was upset that the business did not have the correct change at 5:42 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Assist: A subject was seen down on the side of the road and not moving. Medical clears the subject and he is transported home at 2:30 p.m. in the area of Industrial and Wells roads.

DUI: A small car is stopped after reports are received that it is all over the road. The subject gets to spend the night rethinking the day’s decisions at 11:24 p.m. in the area of Buchanan and Adams boulevards.

Thought for the day: If you’re too intoxicated to find your own bed and have to take a nap on the side of the road, it might be a good time to look into recovery.

Call of the week: There is a report of remains found in the desert area wrapped up in a tarp. The investigation finds that they are not human (thank goodness) on Jan. 19 at 2:01 p.m. in the 2700 block of Utah 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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