Festivities for the 67th annual Damboree Celebration on July 4 are just around the corner. The annual pancake breakfast will start at 7 a.m. followed by the veterans’ group flyover and parade at 9 a.m.
There is a specific area set aside for water play and no water balloons will be allowed (anywhere).
Broadbent Park on Fifth Street will have all types of booths and activities that will last most of the day. Evening festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Buchanan Boulevard.
Parking will again be $10 while available. There will be no “preparking” of vehicles at the park before July 4 and all towed vehicles will be charged accordingly.
The evening will culminate with the Best Dam Fireworks show in Nevada promptly at dark. Leave your safe and sane fireworks at home for all city-sponsored activities and use them responsibly on the day of the celebration only.
No sparking, sizzling, smoking or exploding varieties will be allowed anywhere in the city limits. The Dry Lake Recreation Area will remain closed to all types of use July 3-5.
Some tips for pet care during this often stressful time include closing all windows, doors and curtains, providing “white noise” from of a fan or air conditioner or soothing background music (volume a little higher than normal).
There are many natural stress-relief drops and tablets available on the Internet and planning ahead is paramount.
Mutt Muffs are available for near heart-stopping dollar amounts and driving to a secluded spot may take hours and prove fruitless.
Let’s make a goal of being incident-free this year.
May 28. Suspicious: A man has been acting bizarrely and putting air in his bike tire for more than an hour at 7:42 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.
Traffic hazard: The mobile hot tub in the middle of the road is causing pandemonium at 6:34 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 95.
Battery: The caller opened the door and is sprayed in the face with mace. The attacker’s only noticeable characteristic is the mullet hairdo at 8:35 a.m. in the area of 700 Elm St.
Thought for the day: Evidently a mullet isn’t sufficient protection from the backspray of mace and being allergic to pain enhanced by mock-fainting episodes won’t prevent your arrest.
May 29. Disturbance: An intoxicated person calls multiple times and reports hearing racial and lifestyle slurs but wants the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas to investigate as that department is more diversified than local officers at 3:48 a.m. near 1700 Fleetwood St.
Petty larceny: A caller states damage a fence was damaged and items were stolen including a freshly painted motorhome. The motorhome was at Railroad Pass unoccupied at 9:32 a.m. in the 1300 block of Nevada Highway.
Juvenile disturbance: Several juveniles reportedly are congregating at the old hospital building at 10:45 p.m. near Arizona Street and Avenue I.
Thought for the day: Apparently alcohol is an elixir for hearing voices that no one else notices.
May 30. Suspicious: A woman would like extra patrol because her was alerting her about a person walking a dog by her property at 12:02 a.m. in the 500 block of Opal Court.
Accident: A vehicle-versus- light pole results in the light pole’s destruction and the intoxicated driver’s arrest 7:54 a.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 93.
Trespass: A man in white capri pants won’t leave when requested but seems impressed by the penalties for disorderly conduct at 8:38 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.
Noise: A backyard party has gotten just a little loud for all the neighbors at 10:04 p.m. in the 1500 block of Dorothy Drive.
Thought for the day: White capri pants are so out this time of year.
May 31. Suspicious vehicle: A caller spots a motor home settled in for the night in a no camping area at 1:40 a.m. in the area of Pacifica Way and U.S. 93.
Assist: A man feels the water hose across the road for the past few months is now a hazard after he hits it on his moped at 2:52 p.m. in the San Felipe Drive area.
DUI: A driver exits his vehicle on a traffic stop and gives up after he knows he’ll be discovered as a drunken driver at 3:46 p.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Canyon Road.
Thought for the day: No matter how much information you want to give up on your drinking mates, it won’t result in a pass on driving drunk.
June 1. Disturbance: Officers receive multiple calls about the a man’s behavior at 1:32 a.m. near Nevada Way and New Mexico Street.
Civil: A caller asks for help in getting money back after a local establishment doesn’t follow through on the quality of accommodations that was promised at 12:17 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.
Destruction of property: A vehicle in a multifamily area is damaged by a Sharpie marker at 8 p.m. in the area of 700 San Remo Way.
Thought for the day: Inspect the area and get a receipt when renting.
June 2. Disturbance: Breaking up is hard to do. But it won’t get better when there are hands on by either party at 8:37 a.m. in the 100 block of Ville Drive.
Animal: A caller reports that someone allowed a dog in the water park where it’s prohibited at 10:28 a.m. in the 1900 block of Buchanan Boulevard.
Suspicious: A caller believes the man selling tools from a bicycle is suspicious at 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.
Thought for the day: We have a better chance of finding the person if we have more than the description of the cheetah print on the bicycle seat.
June 3. Accident: The third potentially fatal accident in two weeks involving some type of impairment and not negotiating the stop sign happens at 5:17 a.m. in the area of Nelson Road and U.S. Highway 95.
See person: A mother and grandmother fail to coordinate transporting a child to school and the mother believes the child is missing at 10:05 a.m. in the area of 701 Elm St.
Burglary: Items are brazenly taken during daylight hours even with contact of a neighbor at 1:34 p.m. in the 100 block of Forest Lane.
Thought for the day: Stay mindful of your neighbor’s property and let us know if something looks off.
Call(s) of the week: The three subjects getting gasoline (in the stolen Mercedes) are surprised to find that the fake temporary permit and bill of sale haven’t fooled the boys in blue and all the forgery and identification theft equipment make for an extra special bonus to their charges at 8:27 p.m. on June 1.
Have a great week.
Tina Ransom is a Boulder City Police Department dispatcher. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.