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Sept. 1, 5:17 a.m.

Police received a report of two men in their 20s armed with handguns. They were traveling in a silver Mercury with dark tinted windows and flashing lights and were posing as an undercover police gang unit. The men were wearing tactical vests and were carrying radios. They were threatening to shoot Metropolitan Police Department officers and had stolen some money from the caller.

Sept. 1, 6 a.m.

A man reported seeing a half-eaten orange cat in the neighbor’s yard and was worried that children would see it on their way to school.

Sept. 1, 6:30 a.m.

A man was seen lying on the shoulder of the roadway in a fetal position.

Sept. 1, 7:17 a.m.

Police were notified that a manhole cover “blew up,” leaving a 2-by-4 foot hole. The city’s utilities crew was notified.

Sept. 1, 11:09 a.m.

Police were notified by a person servicing a gas pump that a credit card skimmer had been discovered.

Sept. 2, 12:02 a.m.

A red truck with New York license plates was reportedly all over the road.

Sept. 2, 5:14 a.m.

A woman called 911 to report that there was a rattlesnake coiled outside near her car, and she had lost track of where the second one went.

Sept. 2, 6:01 a.m.

The woman called back to report that one of the rattlesnakes was back in her yard near the driveway. Officers arrived to find a large Mojave green rattlesnake. It was captured and will be released in the desert.

Sept. 2, 6:03 a.m.

A caller reports seeing a man yelling, gyrating and having a fit as he was walking toward Boulder Highway.

Sept. 2, 9:11 a.m.

Officers stop a driver traveling the wrong direction on a one-way street. The driver also had an altered insurance card and was not wearing a seat belt.

Sept. 2, 12:48 p.m.

A driver reported seeing a brush fire in the median on U.S. Highway 93/95 between Railroad Pass and the junction to Searchlight. The fire was extinguished by Boulder City Fire Department by 12:57 p.m.

Sept. 2, 2:05 p.m.

A person was in the lobby and reported that two pistols and possible a pair of diamond earrings, worth about $2,000, are missing. They were last seen in the person’s safe about a year ago.

Sept. 2, 3:23 p.m.

A caller is concerned about a man sitting on a bench near the entrance to a senior citizens community. The man has been there for more than an hour. The caller believes the man, who has a bag of items and a bicycle with him, might be homeless, but she is OK with him staying where he is for now. If he is still there when it gets dark, she will call back.

Sept. 2, 4:39 p.m.

Officers met with a person regarding an incident on a school bus involving students saying they will bring a gun to school the following day. School officials and other officials notified and aware of the situation.

Sept. 3, 8:22 a.m.

A man contacted the police regarding a threat he received by a man on a moped while he was riding his bike on the River Mountain Trail. The man said the moped rider had been told he cannot ride his vehicle on the trail, and then threatened the bicycle rider saying that he would rip his head off. There has already been a near-collision on the trail, and the bicycle rider would like an officer to be in the area the following day to ensure his safety.

Sept. 4, 12:05 a.m.

A caller reports seeing a white Chrysler SUV traveling up and down the street slowly, acting suspiciously. People also were getting out of the car and leaving something at houses on the street.

Sept. 4, 12:36 a.m.

A caller wants to speak with an officer regarding Nigerian scams.

Sept. 4, 9:57 a.m.

Officers pulled over a white Impala that was seen driving on the sidewalks. The elderly woman was driving with a dog in her lap. She refused to sign a complaint and continued on her way to a nearby grocery store.

Sept. 4, 1:17 p.m.

Officers were asked to meet a property owner who arrived to find holes in the walls, water leaking and a “smashed out” front door.

Sept. 4, 11:10 p.m.

A man reports having a red beam pointed at him from across the street. Officers did not see anyone who could have pointed the red beam at him.

Sept. 5, 3:43 p.m.

A woman calls to report that juveniles are throwing things in her backyard.

Sept. 5, 5:18 p.m.

A person calls to report a loud gathering with music nearby. Additionally, there are people there trying to “press” pamphlets into other people’s hands. Officers learn proper permits have been obtained for the event and they will try to be more respectful.

Sept. 5, 5:57 p.m.

Officers receive a call about a 34-year-old man who fell out of a tree and possibly broke his ankle.

Sept. 5, 8:29 p.m.

Officers receive several 911 calls about a white car driving northbound in the southbound lanes. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed and almost hit a National Park Service vehicle head on. The National Park Service was able to stop the vehicle in front of the Hoover Dam Lodge.

Sept. 5, 6:28 p.m.

Officers receive a report about a man wearing a long brown trench coat with nothing underneath it.

Sept. 6, 2:57 p.m.

A caller requests officers to stand by while a previous roommate gets his things.

Sept. 6, 5:50 p.m.

A man reports finding clothes and a knife in the sink of the bathroom at his establishment. There was cleaner thrown everywhere. It appeared that someone entered the unlocked bathroom to clean up, leaving clothing an other items behind.

Sept. 6 10:42 p.m.

A man reports that the water at his neighbor’s home is leaking. They are not home, and he has shut off the water at the meter, but it continues to leak.

Sept. 7, 9:13 a.m.

Police respond to the motocross track after it was reported that several people were trespassing. They were warned about trespassing, and public works was notified that two gates were left open.

Sept. 7, 10 a.m.

A man was seen sleeping in the small gazebo area of the archway on Nevada Way. He was dressed like a woman and was possibly wearing a wig. A multicolored skirt was found on a nearby rock wall. He was asked to leave the area.

Sept. 7, 12:31 p.m.

A concerned citizen called police after finding an elderly, black dog at Broadbent Park. The dog appeared to have large tumors on its body. The caller wanted to meet an officer at the animal shelter so the dog could be brought inside.

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