99°F
weather icon Clear

Support always appreciated

I would like to take just a minute to thank each and every one of this community for the support and caring that you show us here at the Boulder City Police Department. We are a small town with limited resources and it is refreshing to know that when we need help, of almost any kind, that all we need do is put out the call and we have all the help we need — no questions asked.

I am constantly being stopped in the store or receiving notes in the mail expressing thanks for a job well done or to give positive comments regarding the performance of our duties. We take our livelihood seriously and want to make this the best place to live that it can be and we thank you for taking notice.

Sometimes we are tasked with doing unpleasant things; however, we try not to confuse the action with the person and we are always in hopes that lives can change and people that were once a liability can become an asset.

Thank you, again, and we look forward to a fantastic holiday season.

Nov. 5. Suspicious: A caller reports a white van taking pictures of the whole neighborhood and it turns out the gas company is mapping out the lines at 7:06 a.m. in the 200 block of Copper Ridge Court.

Suspicious: Officers receive a report of a female screaming that she can’t take it anymore at 9:22 p.m. in the 200 block of Big Horn Drive.

Thought for the day: Sometimes what seems suspicious turns out to be normal business, but it’s best to check it out.

Nov. 6. Burglary: Officers state that two men kicked in the door to a neighbor’s house and the owners are away. The suspects attempt to flee the area but we make short work of that at 2:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Renaissance Court.

DUI: The male driver gets into a verbal altercation with the drive-through person and then goes to the desert area thinking it’s a shortcut home at 11:36 p.m. in the 2300 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Thought for the day: This is why it’s good to let a trusted person know when you are away.

Nov. 7. Assist other jurisdiction: The department receives a request for assistance in a vehicle pursuit from California. This leads officers through the main part of town, down the business route and out of our jurisdiction and ends with the vehicle running out of gas in Arizona at 11:50 a.m., from our city limits near Searchlight to our city limits at the bottom of the truck route.

Disturbance juvenile: Kids from nearby homes think it’s funny to knock on the door and then run away at 10:28 p.m. in the 1500 block of Independence Way.

Thought for the day: The female driver in the pursuit thought it would be a good idea to drive through the heart of town at an excessive speed even though the pursuit had ended. Thankfully people paid attention and weren’t caught off guard and hurt in the process.

Nov. 8. Domestic: A man reports that his girlfriend is drunk and tried to stab him but doesn’t want to make a report because he wants to continue drinking now that she has left at 10:16 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue L.

Assist other: All professions have their terminology but the report of an “eloped” subject is quickly interpreted and the subject is “uneloped”‘ back to his hospital unit at 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Thought for the day: There are some things worth interrupting a good party time — but evidently an attempted stabbing isn’t one of them.

Nov. 9. Threats: A woman states she is in her vehicle and the subject in a road rage incident has followed her and is now outside her car window screaming and making threats at 11:57 a.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Theft: A woman states that she left her wallet and cash in the vehicle overnight; however, the unlocked door wasn’t conducive to it remaining there at 12:58 p.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Thought for the day: It’s not a good policy to leave valuables in the vehicle overnight no matter what. Just take them into your home and secure them in order to ensure you don’t become a victim.

Nov. 10. Animal: A rouge lamb outstanding from the previous night’s accident is crafty and almost avoids capture at 9:17 a.m. in the area of mile marker 10 on U.S. Highway 93.

Domestic: A woman is unruly and in custody for domestic battery after a quick stay at the local hospital at 9:59 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.

Thought for the day: The little lost lamb is captured, named and adopted in the scope of a few hours.

Nov. 11. Assist other: Henderson asks us to make contact with a vehicle owner after the vehicle is the victim of a hit-and-run and a driver cannot be located at 7:03 a.m. in the 800 block of Del Rey Drive.

Welfare: Officers are called to check on the status of a man after his very young child is found wandering around outside without supervision at 6:37 p.m. in the 1300 block of Aspen Drive.

Thought for the day: We are partners with other jurisdictions with notifications for each other when needed.

Call(s) of the week: Accident: The overturned semitrailer full of sheep causes quite a bit of chaos; however, home-town ingenuity and teamwork ensures the 176 sheep that are alive are moved to pens at the Horseman’s Association and the deceased ones are removed for disposal. Thank you to all of you who responded with trailers, horses, ropes and help to assist us in keeping this tragic situation from getting worse.

Have a great week.

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

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Man dead after Memorial Day shooting

A Boulder City resident is dead after a shooting on Memorial Day.

Excessive heat warning issued

The National Weather Service office in Las Vegas has issued an excessive heat warning for the area starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through 9 p.m. Friday.

Herd immunity will decrease spread of virus

Boulder City is a very unique community — historic, close-knit and family friendly. Boulder City is also home to herds of desert bighorn sheep.

Businesses bear witness to trauma program’s success

Boulder Business Development recently donated about 50 teddy bears and stuffed animals to Boulder City Fire Department for its Teddy Bear Trauma program.

 
Police officers promoted

Boulder City Police Department promoted four officers and swore in another during a special ceremony May 6.

May is National Water Safety Month

Swimming is one of life’s greatest activities. It offers health and fitness benefits, cools you off in the summer and can be gallons of fun. However, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death for children ages 1-14, so make sure you stay safe in the water by being water smart.

Occupational therapy helps people stay active, independent

Occupational therapy, which is being highlighted and celebrated this month, plays a vital role in providing services to residents in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes and is fast becoming a sought-after valuable service for those individuals choosing to age in place and maintain their independence. But occupational therapists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings including home, school and work.

Some more new slang words to remember

This week we will dip our toes into this year’s English slang and a whole new generation of words to keep up with:

Hospital given two defibrillator monitors

Boulder City Hospital recently received two LIFEPAK 12 defibrillator monitors valued at more than $5,000 from Samuel Scheller, CEO of Guardian Elite Medical Services.