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Police Blotter

April 12, 8:02 a.m.

A woman called to complain about a suspicious car parked in front of a fire hydrant. The owner of the car claimed to be a private investigator; an officer advised her that it was not legal for private investigators to park in restricted areas.

April 12, 9:10 a.m.

Officers received a complaint that a semitrailer was parked in the turn lane on U.S. Highway 93 in front of McDonald’s, blocking traffic. The driver told police he was lost and reviewing his atlas.

April 12, 2:31 p.m.

A man called to complain that his identity had been stolen and he was being wrongly harassed by a collection agency about a NV Energy bill from a Las Vegas address. Officers discovered the man never had that address or any such account, but that was the second time in three years NV Energy had charged him for an account that was not his.

April 12, 6:26 p.m.

A man called the station to inform police he had thrown two mannequins into a dumpster when cleaning his storage unit; he didn’t want authorities to worry he was dumping a corpse.

April 13, 12:24 p.m.

A man reported to officers that a neighbor had cursed at him and pointed a finger in his face, arguing over an election yard sign; the two men agreed to avoid each other until after the election.

April 13, 10:34 p.m.

Officers received a call complaining that a patron returned to the bar attempting to start a fight with another customer. He left again, but said he would be back.

April 14, 11:04 p.m.

An educator called to report that three students had been witnessed scratching the bumper of her car; the scratches were in the shape of male genitalia.

April 14, 5:08 p.m.

A man called to complain that he needed to be allowed to re-enter a restaurant from which he had been trespassed because he had left his Donald Duck orange juice.

April 15, 12:27 p.m.

A woman came to the police station to complain that her car must have been stolen because it was reportedly involved in accident that took place while she was in jail after being arrested the day before.

April 16, 6:43 p.m.

Officers received a complaint that juveniles near the McDonald’s on U.S. Highway 93 were throwing water balloons into traffic.

April 17, 2:33 a.m.

A man called for assistance, claiming that he had cut his arm severely after falling down at a bar, at the same time a witness on another line reported seeing a man punch the window of a local business before walking away; the original caller admitted he had punched the glass at the business and was transported to the hospital.

April 17, 10:13 a.m.

A caller reported that a boy was cracking a whip on the street corner; upon the officer’s arrival the boy stated that he thought he was allowed to do so after 7 a.m. but was informed that disturbing the peace had no relation to the time.

April 18, 1:39 p.m.

A caller reported a suspicious package left next to a park bench in a box marked that it contained screws; after inspecting the box, officers discovered it contained screws.

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Colon cancer screenings crucial for adults

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven in 10 adults in the U.S. aged 50-75 are up to date with colorectal cancer screening; however, in 2021, the CDC lowered the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening for adults to begin at age 45.

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‘Spoof’ call temporarily locksdown high school

Boulder City High School was placed on a brief lockdown this morning after Boulder City Police dispatch received a “spoofed” all at 9:09 a.m. from someone claiming to be a teacher supposedly hiding from a gunman in the school, according to a city official.