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Police Blotter

Oct. 1, 6:27 p.m.

Police received a report of a bobcat sighting.

Oct. 1, 10:51 p.m.

A suspected drunk driver, who was reported driving in the wrong lane and hitting a street sign, was determined to be a diabetic with low blood sugar.

Oct. 2, 8:32 a.m.

Police received a report of a fire at Boulder City Landfill, in the recycling building. The fire was extinguished.

Oct. 2, 8:59 a.m.

Police received a report of two bikes stolen from a garage overnight.

Oct. 2, 7:25 p.m.

Police received a report of a man hanging from the side of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Police could not locate the man upon arrival, but suspected he jumped.

Oct. 2, 8:17 p.m.

A man contacted police to report a gun stolen from his father’s vehicle.

Oct. 3, 1:33 p.m.

Police issued citations after people were reported trespassing and riding dirt bikes at Boulder City Motocross.

Oct. 3, 7:08 p.m.

Police received a report of a downed power line.

Oct. 4, 12:46 a.m.

Police received a report of a bobcat at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Oct. 4, 7:39 a.m.

Police received a report of a pit bull chasing a student.

Oct. 4, 11:56 a.m.

Police received a report of horses’ tail hair being cut at the corrals. Stall doors were also reported open and a barn flooded.

Oct. 4, 3:39 p.m.

Police received a report of a road rage incident, where a woman closed a car door on another woman’s leg.

Oct. 4, 4:10 p.m.

A woman reported her neighbor threatened her, and when she got home, her flower beds were ripped up.

Oct. 5, 1:21 p.m.

Police received a report of a hit and run in a CVS/pharmacy parking lot.

Oct. 5, 3:15 p.m.

Police received a report of an older male choking a younger male and throwing him to the ground at Boulder City trailer park.

Oct. 5, 10:01 p.m.

A man called police to report his neighbor was throwing rocks at his house, and his wife was hit in the head with a rock. Police responded and found no evidence of damage.

Oct. 6, 6:42 p.m.

Police received a report of a male on a motorcycle giving rides to kids at high speeds.

Oct. 7, 8:32 a.m.

Police received a report of a dead coyote near Railroad Pass Casino.

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