weather icon Clear

Police Blotter: DUIs, parakeets, a chihuahua and more

Sept. 29, 4:15 a.m.

A man pulled over for DUI was arrested with four birds in his vehicle. The parakeets were brought to the city’s animal shelter in one cage and placed by the front desk — away from the cats.

Sept. 29, 12:46 p.m.

A hotel manager required assistance with a disturbance between a man and a woman. The couple was heard arguing for over an hour before police were called. One officer said the woman is packing her things and going back to Las Vegas.

Sept. 29, 7:51 p.m.

A stray black and white Chihuahua was found and reported to the police. Officers arrived to pick up the stray dog, but instead returned the Jack Russell terrier to the responsible party.

Sept. 30, 8:11 a.m.

A woman was stopped after running a red light on U.S. Highway 93 at Railroad Pass. When asked by police what happened, the driver said the casino’s sign advertisement for a food special was distracting.

Sept. 30, 11:40 a.m.

A Boulder City resident told the municipal court that the Boulder City Police Department sent three “tweakers” to break into his home. The two men and one woman reportedly proceeded to break a window and dump methamphetamines all over the floor as part of what he called a setup. The resident claims he hasn’t slept in 24 hours.

Oct. 1, 12:42 p.m.

A person is asking for the police department’s help as the resident’s wedding ring was stolen from the home. The value of the ring is $40,000. Police believe it could be a possible civil issue as the couple is going through a divorce.

Oct. 1, 6:58 p.m.

Gunshots were heard near a mobile home parking lot in Boulder City. Officers arrived to find out it was only a woman setting off fireworks in front of the Girl Scouts building.

Oct. 1, 9:07 p.m.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested after an employee caught her allegedly stealing from the 99 Cents Only store. The woman had allegedly taken items before by putting them in her purse.

Oct. 1, 11:58 p.m.

Police were called out to a disturbance by a couple at the Boulder Beach campground after loud arguing and a gunshot were heard coming from their tent. Both the man and woman were arrested. One of the couple’s three children said their father hid the gun under the tent.

Oct. 2, 5:41 a.m.

According to police, a 21-year-old woman apparently overdosed on diet pills and extra-strength Tylenol. The woman was breathing and alert when police arrived.

Oct. 3, 4:43 p.m.

A 55-year-old white male was causing a disturbance in front of a local store, throwing books and yelling about a flying saucer. The suspect eventually was not apprehended when store employees lost sight of him.

Oct. 3, 6:42 p.m.

Three juvenile suspects were detained by officers after fleeing on foot down Utah Street. The girls were cited for battery of a fellow juvenile and released to their families.

Oct. 4, 8:56 a.m.

A man was shot at across from Pro Gun Club. The subject said the Mongols Motorcycle Club may have been involved and that he fled on foot to Railroad Pass.

Oct. 5, 10:20 p.m.

A person claims to have been scammed by someone claiming to work for the car rental company Avis. The individual states that after changing a flat tire, instructions were given by the car rental representative to wait at Starbucks for a car service agent. The individual states during that time, charges were applied to the credit card. Avis says it has no information on the situation.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
What you should know about omicron

Late last month, the World Health Organization reported the emergence of a new variation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as a variant of concern. Emanating from South Africa, the omicron variant has spread across Europe, South America and the U.S. This past week, Nevada reported two new cases of the omicron variant.

Children also impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues its impact on everyone, especially children and adolescents, according to the results of a recent study.

Police event aims to reduce DUIs

The Boulder City Police Department is taking a proactive approach to keeping drunk drivers off the streets with “Know Your Limit,” a nonenforcement education campaign.

Booster shots recommended

On Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, and the Food and Drug Administration authorized, booster shots for the Moderna and Janssen/Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Now all three COVID-19 vaccines — Moderna, Janssen/Johnson &Johnson, and Pfizer-BioNTech — have approved booster recommendations.

Fall cleaning good for the mind, home

Now that temperatures have dropped and we begin pulling out a sweater or two, it’s time to tackle spring cleaning in the fall. If you’ve never tried it, don’t despair; it’s good for the mind and your overall health, and will help you ease into the holiday season — well, easier.

Fibromyalgia may be to blame for aches, tiredness

The stress and trauma from the coronavirus pandemic over the past 18 months have taken a toll on our mental and physical well-being. If you’re tired all the time, more irritable, experience sleep problems, anxiety and depression issues, and bouts or constant pain, then a conversation with your health care provider may be in order.

Flash flood watch issued

A flash flood watch for the area has been issued by the National Weather Service. It begins Friday afternoon and continues through Sunday morning.

Mask up; new directive for indoors spaces starts Friday

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak imposed a new mandate Tuesday, July 27, that requires everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors in public places in counties with high rates of COVID-19 transmission, including Clark County.

Be safe when using fireworks

Many people like to celebrate Independence Day with a bang and as residents’ thoughts start turning to fireworks, local fire officials are issuing a word of caution about their use.

First responders recognized

Outstanding service to the community by Boulder City’s firefighters, police officers and volunteers was recognized Friday, June 25, during the first joint awards ceremony held by the fire and police departments.