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Keep vital information confidential

We're into February and thoughts are starting to focus on spring and romance. We hope that each and every one of you is blessed with friends, family and/or a special person in your life.

Just remember that a little discretion will save you a lot of heartache later. Things are always wonderful at the beginning of a relationship and it can appear that the planets have aligned and love is on the horizon from now till the end of time. However, it is always a good idea to disclose information about yourself in measured units until you are sure this is a person that is trustworthy and honest.

Keep your vital information private such as those items that banks or institutions use to verify your identity. The giving out of keys, combinations, bank account information and the rest should remain confidential and personally held until a substantial amount of time has passed.

Don't loan anything that you aren't prepared to lose. This includes money, vehicles, animals or any other item of personal value to you. If things do take an unfortunate turn for the worst, do not engage in yelling, fighting or threats. Life is just way too short for getting into irreversible trouble. Just agree to disagree and move on.

Tangible items in question can be settled through the court system and protection orders will define the limits one can intrude into the life of the other. The officers are happy to do a civil standby to keep the peace while one party gathers a few items and relocates for a cooling-down period.

Now, let's see what's been happening.

Feb. 4. Camping: Three people with aggressive dogs decide the walking path bridge would make an excellent place to spend the night at 9:23 a.m. in the area of Ville Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Noise: A man is in the front yard yelling and playing loud music but doesn't want officer contact. He gets it anyway at 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Utah Street.

Thought for the day: I guess camping in Arizona sounds just as good and the travelers move along.

Feb. 5. Fight: The caller says that two women are in a fistfight and the winner is now leaving with a white bag full of food at 12:07 p.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Disabled vehicle: Officers stop to check a possible disabled vehicle and find the driver is having a seizure at 5:15 p.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. 93.

Thought for the day: If dinner preparations turn in to fisticuffs, it's probably best to cook at your own home.

Feb. 6. Traffic: A routine traffic stop for speeding nets citations, discovery of drugs, a protective order service and a warning on carrying prescription drugs without the prescription at 1:26 a.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Canyon Road.

Suspicious: A woman is in front of her house cursing and yelling and is totally unaware of the warrants from Las Vegas at 6:21 p.m. in the 1200 block of Avenue G.

Thought for the day: When traveling with your prescriptions it is best to keep them in the bottle they came in with the label clearly showing all the information.

Feb. 7. Domestic: The male caller is distraught as he believes his partner intends on destroying his belongings; however, she decides spending the night elsewhere might be better at 5:06 p.m. in the 300 block of Tavernier Street.

Suspicious: The North Las Vegas resident advises she came out "somewhere" in Boulder City to target shoot and believes she may have lost a pistol in the process at 8:13 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: Thank goodness the pistol was located in North Las Vegas and turned in to law enforcement.

Feb. 8. Drugs: The caller has a change of heart after purchasing drugs and decides to turn himself in and start a new way of life at 3:44 a.m. in the 1000 block of Elm Street.

Burglary: The proprietor arrives to find his front window smashed in and items missing at 6:36 a.m. in the 1000 block of Elm Street.

Thought for the day: Maybe the new way of life didn't last too long?

Feb. 9. Hit and run: A report is made of a vehicle hit sometime during the night at 6:17 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue A.

See person: A person in the lobby is concerned when she reads on the Internet that she is deceased at 1:18 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Thought for the day: That's a very impersonal way to find out this type of important news.

Feb. 10. See person: A person comes into the lobby to report a disagreement with a neighbor. Meanwhile, the neighbor calls to report that he was sprayed with a hose and his recreational vehicle is now dirty at 1:58 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Hit and run: The caller is following a vehicle that rear-ended him and then sped away and is now blocking it from leaving after entering a parking space at 4:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Foothill Drive.

Thought for the day: We recommend getting license plate information and a good description and let officers locate anyone leaving a crime scene for safety reasons.

Call(s) of the week: Suspicious: A man in shorts and a leather jacket wants officers to know that he is the "chief of police" of Las Vegas but doesn't carry a gun because he has a good dog to protect him at 11:24 a.m. on Feb. 4 in the 1200 block of Wyoming Street.

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

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