Keep police department’s numbers nearby; it could save a life

Dispatch answers calls for the police, fire and medical departments at all hours every day of the week. We also take calls for water, sewer and electrical emergencies during off hours. We have four incoming lines and two 911 lines along with two continuous radio channels and a citizen lobby area. Much of the time there is only one dispatcher manning the helm.

I put this information into black and white print for only one reason: so you can be better informed. If you contact us and are concerned because you are put on hold for an extended time, it just may be that we are on another line coaching CPR or assisting in an emergency. If those lines are tied up with nonemergency phone calls, it just might mean life or death for someone.

That being said, please clip out the following information and place it by all your phones (and tape it to your cellphone).

Boulder City Police information: Nonemergency: 702-293-9224, ext. 1

Urgent, not emergency: 311 (say Boulder City)

Emergency: 911 (say Boulder City)

April 14. Vagrant: Officers receive a report of someone inside a residence reported as vacant at 7:51 a.m. in the 1500 block of Nevada Highway.

Vehicle burglary: A woman reports that her car was rummaged through during the night and it is unknown what might have been taken at 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Paloma Drive.

Thought for the day: Most of these vehicle burglaries are happening to unlocked vehicles, folks.

April 15. Traffic: The driver swears the only reason he is on the cellphone is he is late to work at 7:07 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway and Veterans Memorial Drive.

Collision: Officers receive a report of a one-vehicle rollover at 12:12 p.m. in the area of the south city limits at mile marker 6 on U.S. Highway 93.

April 16. Fraud: A report is made about a large amount of money taken from a relative’s account at 9:28 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Road rage: A man calls to say he is on his way to the station and is being followed by another vehicle whose driver is possibly unhappy with him at 10:42 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: The caller did just the right thing in coming directly to the police department and refraining from violence.

April 17. Destruction of property: A man calls to say that he witnessed a man punch in a window and now has a cut arm requiring medical attention at 2:33 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Disorderly conduct: The department receives several reports of a woman causing a disturbance in the area and it now appears there is some type of “powder” being thrown at 12:36 p.m. in the 600 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: The disorderly woman is booked into Henderson Detention Center covered in flour and lettuce from a homeowner tired of her antics.

April 18. Noise: The caller wants the neighbors to quiet down after an entire night of rabble-rousing at 4:56 a.m. in the 800 block of Del Rey Drive.

Parking: Several people report a dark-colored SUV parked in the red zone near the school while the parent runs inside the school leaving a small child alone and not secured in a car seat at 2:56 p.m. in the 900 block of Avenue B.

Thought for the day: Red zone parking will net a hefty ticket along with a child left alone. It’s not a smart idea.

April 19. Suspicious: An officer is out with a vehicle that has numerous power tools inside and the doors open at 1:56 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Animal: Officers receive a report of a snake in the bathroom at 12:13 p.m. in the 500 block of Greenbriar Place.

Thought for the day: Our officers are keeping your valuables safe even while you are asleep.

April 20. Vagrant: A caller reports a residentially challenged individual sleeping under his stairs with all types of personal belongings wedged around him at 3:31 p.m. in the 900 block of Walnut Drive.

DUI: One more person is off to jail and a vehicle is heading for lockup at 11:04 a.m. in the area of the U.S. Highway 93/95 overpass.

Thought for the day: Designated drivers are a very inexpensive and viable alternative to 12 hours in the pokey.

Call of the week: Follow-up: A mother and son are in the lobby of the police department to speak to an officer after the mom found a coin purse in her son’s possession and determined that he was the culprit in the rummaging of some vehicles earlier in the week. The loot has been returned but mom wants the son to learn the consequences of his decision at 4:08 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street. Way to go, mom!

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

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