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Many who helped with fire deserve thanks

A huge thank you to those of you who stepped out of your comfort zone to help out with the most recent house fire: those who rushed over to help at the beginning of the blaze, those who made sure the neighbors were out of their homes and safe, those who gathered phone numbers to call loved ones of the victims and those who gathered items to help out people who had just lost most of their prized possessions. You are all part of what makes this a great country to live in. We are thankful to you for your service.

Sept. 10

Noise: Working on the car doesn’t equal hours of roaring the engine at 1:22 a.m. in the 1300 block of Kelpwood Street.

Welfare: The caller is concerned because the juvenile is asking for a ride to school from strangers and says it is because he has a bad headache at 7:03 a.m. in the area of Ville and Vincent drives.

Disturbance: The “un” drunk roommate requests we accentuate her request for an expedient departure of the “other” one at 8:25 p.m. in the 1200 block of Lynwood Street.

Thought for the day: I can only say that if my dad had found me asking for rides from strangers, a headache would have been the least of my worries.

Sept. 11

Suspicious: The unruly woman breaks a window and gains entry to the residence but will not cooperate with officers attempting to determine if she is the resident or an intruder, insisting she just “had a bad day” and doesn’t have time for them. She had lots of time on her hands for the rest of the night at 3:02 a.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Disturbance: A woman says she was hit in the chin with her boyfriend’s cane and is now sitting in the parking lot with his cellphone at 4:23 a.m. in the 800 block of Avenue B.

Suspicious: The car fire on the dry lake bed is unattended after the two women hitched a ride to Searchlight; however, Nevada Highway Patrol requests we return them to complete a report at 12:59 p.m. in the area of mile marker 50 on U.S. Highway 95.

Thought for the day: I’m not sure the neighbors need to know who your boyfriend is having relations with in the middle of the night after waking them up to breaking glass.

Sept. 12.

Burglary: The caller reports finding missing property from a theft earlier this month to include in that report at 6:37 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue G.

Disturbance: One party is angry that the other parent left the vicinity with the children after a night of fighting at 8:42 a.m. in the 1100 block of Azul Way.

Traffic incident: The unoccupied vehicle parked in the middle of the lane is causing a traffic hazard at 10:22 a.m. in the area of Bristlecone Drive and Sunrise Circle.

Thought for the day: Family problems are never positive for kids to witness. It’s best to separate and discuss things with cooler heads.

Sept. 13

Traffic: A traffic stop turns into a medical call when the driver is fleeing a beating from a family member at the lake at 12:44 a.m. in the area of Lakeview Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Trespassing: The female wearing a knee brace and with one arm in a sling is pretty obvious as she downs a bottle of alcohol and empties another into a to-go flask at 1:15 a.m. in the area of Fifth St. and Avenue A.

Theft: Someone has taken an unsecured bicycle at 4:03 p.m. in the 1200 block of Shenandoah Street.

Thought for the day: Metropolitan Police Department has its hands full with a suspect in a boat on the lake, a victim transported to the hospital and the car parked in between.

Sept. 14.

Domestic: A woman is on foot after hitting several family members who believe she may be under the influence of something at 10:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Sixth Street.

Animal: A caller would like assistance collecting the variety of animals left after a tenant failed to return for items at 11:59 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Assist other: Officers assist the fire department in a structure fire with injuries at 4:05 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue L.

Thought for the day: Thankfully everyone will heal and see another day after that fire.

Sept. 15

Assist: A woman gets the police department and the cab service mixed up when she calls and advises she is too drunk to walk home at 12:52 a.m. in the 500 block of Nevada Way.

Fraud: A person reports two bad checks at 2:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Suspicious: A caller is concerned about the man digging holes in the field; however, the guy is just trying to root out the snakes he has seen in the vicinity at 3:18 p.m. in the 1500 block of Caria Court.

Thought for the day: Get that guy’s number. I bet animal control could use him on about 100 calls a week for snakes.

Sept. 16

Disturbance: A bus driver calls to report that a man just won’t get off the bus; however, the man changes his mind once we enter the picture at 8:41 a.m. in the area of Adams Boulevard and Avenue B.

Transport: A person serving extended time is transported to the Mesquite Jail at 8:52 a.m. from the Henderson City Jail.

Theft: An automatic teller machine is broken into and cash is missing at 10:54 a.m. in the 400 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: You know you’re annoying when even the bus driver can’t stand another minute with you.

Call(s) of the week: Disturbance: The caller wants to report people hanging out in the wash area clearly not obeying the signs at the end of Lake Mountain Drive. We feel your pain. We have that problem every day. Stop signs, yield signs, no parking signs …

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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