Seniors who live alone in their own homes are cautioned to be wary of “woodchucks” or fake home contractors who gain their confidence and then charge huge amounts of money for unnecessary work.
April 23, 3:03 a.m.
Boulder City Police Department will be joining with officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol and Metropolitan Police Department to increase patrols Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, on U.S. Highway 95 between Interstate 11 and Searchlight.
Did you know that Boulder City Hospital cannot accept sharps or medications for disposal? Safe disposal of these items is very important for the safety of the community and the environment.
Here are a few unusual rip-off variations you may not be familiar with:
April 16, 3:47 p.m.
Criminals make the name of your bank pop up on the caller ID and advise you to call back at an unknown number. Never call back an unknown number. The IRS will never contact you by phone or email, only by U.S. mail.
April 9, 5:40 a.m.
As part of Nevada Department of Transportation’s observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which continues through Friday, drivers are being encouraged to be more cautious on roadways where there is construction.
April 2, 1:10 a.m.
Friends of the Boulder City Police Department recently donated a collection of around 275 patches from law enforcement agencies around the world. Some of the patches date to the early 1960s. They were recovered from the police station when some remodeling was being done and were sitting in storage. Here, Police Chief Tim Shea, second from left, accepts the patches from Friends board members Dr. Larry Smith, president, far left, John Chase and Marcela Fastow on Friday.
Among the types of fraud are those that concern Medicare/health insurance. The main goal in these types of scams is to get older people to give them their personal information or to provide bogus services at makeshift mobile clinics, and then use the personal information they provide to bill Medicare and pocket the money.
March 26, 3:14 p.m.
Boulder City Hospital recently received national recognition for using an innovative process to improve patients’ health.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from mild, i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to severe, i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury.