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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.

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