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Judge decides need for protective order

A temporary order for protection against stalking and harassment is an order that can be granted on the first day you file your petition in court. The judge will decide whether or not to give you the temporary order based on the information you include in your petition as well as your testimony or any evidence you present when you are in front of the judge who is reviewing your petition.

The temporary order will last up to 30 days or until your court hearing for an extended order takes place (once the order has been served). Extended orders can only be granted after the accused abuser has been given notice of the court hearing and a hearing takes place in which you and the accused abuser each have an opportunity to present evidence and tell your sides of the story.

You may want to have a lawyer represent you at this hearing, especially if you think the accused abuser will have one. An extended order lasts for as long as one year.

April 30. See person: A subject wants to report possible exploitation of an elderly person and will call with more information at 10:57 a.m. in the 100 block of Ville Drive.

Suspicious: A subject is riding one bike and pulling another which seems strange to the caller at 11:58 a.m. in the area of Adams Boulevard and Gingerwood Drive.

Disturbance: A man states he has been in a fight with the subject upstairs but doesn’t want to press charges or have medical aid at 4:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Foothill Drive.

Thought for the day: I’m not sure why a person would call us if he doesn’t want any of our services.

May 1. Suspicious: A man states he smells marijuana and suspects it is coming from a tent pitched nearby at 7:32 a.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Animal: There is a report of a snake on the sidewalk at 4:57 p.m. in the area of Colorado Street and Nevada Highway.

Family disturbance: A woman states her adult daughter is intoxicated and is breaking things at 11:24 p.m. in the 600 block of Otono Drive.

Thought for the day: Lots of snakes are out and about these days. Watch where you are walking.

May 2. Family disturbance: Officers receive a report that a caller’s adult daughter is yelling and screaming in the home at 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue M.

DUI: A traffic stop turns into a night in jail complete with a blood draw at 10:25 a.m. in the area of our south city limits.

Parking: An intoxicated driver decides to obey the law (partially) and park (in police-only parking) before making a cell phone call at 1:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: There are way too many adult children living in their parents’ homes and it appears that some “kicking from the nest” is in order.

May 3. Parking: A subject is incensed about receiving a ticket for parking in a memorial flower bed at 9:57 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Parking: Another subject is surprised with a citation for parking on the sidewalk at 10:03 a.m. in the area of Wyoming Street and Nevada Way.

Accident: A T-bone accident on the highway results in two fatalities, one of them thrown from a vehicle, and three additional serious injuries at 11:03 a.m. in the area of State Route 165 and U.S. Highway 95.

Thought for the day: Be sure the roadway is clear before you cross. High-speed roadways are no place to take a chance cutting someone off.

May 4. Civil: A subject is in the lobby to speak with an officer about a civil matter at 11:03 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Assist: A caller comes home to find a large motorhome parked near his front door and requested officer standby as he makes contact at 9:19 p.m. in the 1300 block of San Felipe Drive.

See person: A taxi driver calls for assistance when the passenger he transported here now wants to go to New York at 10:22 p.m. in the area of Wyoming and California streets.

Thought for the day: If you think the $89 tab is stiff from Las Vegas, wait until you see the one to New York.

May 5. Civil: A woman wants police to intervene when the landlord told her he wants his rent or she must leave at 10:07 a.m. in the 100 block of Ville Drive.

Drunk: Officers receive a report of an intoxicated female trying to steal two cans of alcohol at 10:17 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Accident: Two people met by accident at 6:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: It’s best not to attempt a theft in a town where “everybody knows your name.”

May 6. See person: A caller is concerned with possible squatting at a residence the caller is moving into at 6:32 p.m. in the 500 block of Shoshone Way.

Reckless driver: Officers receive a report of a commercial driver all over the road. Paramedics diagnose a medical issue at 7:53 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.

See person: A subject believes that someone in the establishment has tampered with his medication; however tapes show no one at 11:00 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: Read and obey the warnings on any new medications you may be taking.

Call(s) of the week: A subject reports a man came into his open garage and attempted to take gas cans. He told the owner he had approval from a neighbor. Our caller knows that to be a ruse and the young male sprints from the scene. The man was located a little while later where his stolen vehicle had run out of gas; officers find the interior completely full of stolen property. At 11:50 a.m. in the 800 block of Lime Rock Road.

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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