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Start new year with a single goal

A few years ago I officially gave up New Year’s resolutions and began a new practice: one “focus” for the year. Last year I chose balance, and while I believe it is truly impossible to find a single point of balance in a fluid life, I have felt a sense of relief at having only one goal to keep in mind. I am giving myself another year on that one: a point to measure from.

Whatever your plans are for this year, I hope you have some. It’s hard to go on a trip if you don’t have a destination (or direction of travel) in mind! If you don’t, feel free to share mine.

Dec. 24. DUI: Joining Forces nets another drunk driver who is totally confused with our presence at 12:30 a.m. in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Drive.

Drugs: The driver hits the fast food drive-thru and the tell-tale sign of smoke earns him a ticket when the officer behind him smells something funny at 7:39 p.m. in the 1100 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: Several times a month assorted jurisdictions come together to address certain areas of concern.

Dec. 25. Petty larceny: A woman thinks that the holiday is a good time to help herself to some items she’s always wanted at 2:03 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Disturbance: An argument amongst roommates deteriorates into nonholiday behavior at 6:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of Darlene Way.

Thought for the day: I would think the Grinch would be happy with a few people today.

Dec. 26. Traffic hazard: Someone’s holiday cheer results in a “stop sign fatality” at 2:38 a.m. in the area of Wyoming and Utah streets.

DUI with accident: Alcohol and all-terrain vehicles don’t make for a good combination. So some go to jail and some go to the hospital and hopefully a lesson is learned at 1:45 p.m. in the area of mile marker 48 on U.S. Highway 95.

Thought for the day: Thank goodness this lesson didn’t end up with a fatality.

Dec. 27. Domestic: A physical altercation culminates with the male party in custody at 2:32 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Highway.

Accident: There is a two-vehicle accident at the traffic light and one of the vehicles is leaking fluid on the roadway at 5:05 p.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and Nevada Highway.

Thought for the day: It’s never alright to put your hands on another person in anger unless you plan on collecting a criminal history.

Dec. 28. DUI: The caller is following a vehicle that is unable to maintain a lane and is concerned for the person’s safety. It turns out to be a medical issue at 7:27 a.m. in the 500 block of Wyoming Street.

Suspicious: The caller believes that vagrants are squatting again in a vacant house at 2:13 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue H.

Thought for the day: Squatting is a big problem these days, in all jurisdictions, so keep a close eye on empty residences near you.

Dec. 29. Burglary: An observant neighbor spots an unfamiliar woman looking through mailboxes and knocking on doors of homes with no cars present and the contact ends with the arrest and closing of several open and not-yet identified cases at 12:53 p.m. in the 700 block of Eighth Street.

Lost property: The caller believes he left his work laptop on top of his vehicle and it may be anywhere in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 95 where he has driven at 2:33 p.m. in the 400 block of America Court.

Thought for the day: I’m not sure that even Dell can survive a fall like that.

Dec. 30 Assist another jurisdiction: A wrong-way driver has multiple agencies interested in him from parole and probation to the Nevada Department of Wildlife regarding those untagged big-game trophies at 1:07 a.m. in the area of the overpass on U.S. Highway 93.

Assist: The caller wants to be arrested so he can be somewhere warm when his mother won’t let him in the house. He tells dispatch he is urinating on his neighbor’s wall at 6:18 a.m. in the 1100 block of Mariposa Way.

Thought for the day: Honestly folks, I don’t make this stuff up.

Call(s) of the week: Suspicious: The package delivery is not from anyone they know and the personal items enclosed (including the ashes) convince the recipient it has been delivered to the wrong address at 12:47 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1300 block of San Felipe Drive.

Have a great week!

Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.

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