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Take steps to deter burglars

This week we’ll discuss a few tips to help make your home burglar-resistant.

The first and most important one is lock your doors and windows. Install an alarm system. It does not have to be an expensive monitored type. A personal security window/door alarm system is a cheap alternative to replacing your valuables.

Deadbolt your doors. Most intruders enter through the front door with the second most popular entrance being the back door. If you invest in a quality deadbolt, use it.

Have window coverings to limit the view of what is inside your home. If the criminals cannot see in, they will not know if the risk is worth it.

Secure your sliding doors with a wooden rod or screw-type track clip.

Purchase a garage timer if you often leave the garage door open. They’re cheaper than you think.

Purchase a small fireproof safe for important documents and valuables, but bolt it to the floor to make it less likely to be removed by a thief.

Eliminate flowery hidey-holes in your landscaping. Trim large bushes and trees and replace with thorny, spiked plants near windows and other vulnerable areas.

Increase motion detection lighting. Thieves love darkness.

The most important thing to be aware of is your surroundings.

If you detect tampering with your property and feel a twinge of uneasiness, call us and wait outside. We don’t want you wandering in on someone dangerous who is trying to escape. Be safe out there.

April 9. Traffic: A traffic stop nets a citation for throwing a lit cigarette from a moving vehicle at 11:27 a.m. in the 800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Follow-up: Officers do a follow-up on a subject who was bit on the head while treating someone at 1:42 p.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Disorderly: A man is arrested for public urination and exposing himself after having a bit too much hooch at 5:02 p.m. in the 900 block of Utah Street.

Thought for the day: It seems like a good time to give up cigarettes, biting and indecent exposure.

April 10. See person: Officers are dispatched to a residence to do a little parenting after a 15-year-old failed to come home for the night at 10:18 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue B.

Kidnapping: Subjects are arrested for picking up a friend’s child and not consulting the mother at 4:02 p.m. in the 700 block of Nevada Way. Kids come first in Boulder City.

Noise: Neighbors can’t take the incessant drum rehearsal in the backyard any longer at 6:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of Black Mountain Court.

Thought for the day: Parenting is best done before the age of 15, folks.

April 11. Fight: The older male with a maroon hat is holding the younger male at bay after a disagreement at 12:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Avenue B.

DUI: After the party is over a man and woman exit their vehicle and start throwing things at each other at 2:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Ville Drive.

Civil: A woman has decided that after loaning her vehicle to a friend she now wants to report it stolen. That’s not the way it works at 6:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Avenue.

Thought for the day: Most of the time the party is over way before the shoes start flying.

April 12. Rolling domestic: Subjects decide that they can get along long enough to get back home at 10:09 a.m. in the 100 block of Katzenbach Drive.

See person: Neighbors differ on how much trimming is enough on each other’s trees at 12:44 p.m. in the 1000 block of Radig Court.

Threats: A person wants to vent about a huge variety of complaints about a neighbor at 7:34 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: Montana has loads of open land but if you choose to live in close proximity to other folks, we have to get along.

April 13. Traffic hazard: There was some “skating practice” on four wheels caused by a huge spill of antifreeze at 9:16 a.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

See person: A caller is concerned why a subject is fascinated with purchasing a trailer that is not for sale at 7:41 p.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Disturbance: A caller reports his neighbor is outside throwing things at his car and making threats to hurt it while holding a gardening tool at 8:22 p.m. in the 1000 block of Shenandoah Street.

Thought for the day: Sometimes those pesky car problems can just get way under your skin.

April 14. Assist other agency: Another agency requests contact with the previous owner of a weapon involved in an incident in its jurisdiction at 1:17 a.m. in the 1000 block of Hilton Head Drive.

Fire: There is a report of a barbecue that had severe conflicts with the bamboo fence nearby at 1:51 p.m. in the 500 block of Date Street.

Road rage: There are reports from both parties in regard to an incident that occurred outside of and inside our jurisdiction at 6:15 p.m. in the area of Railroad Pass.

Thought for the day: Someone involved wanted to call us back and let us know that the fate of the fence was unknown but the barbecue got away.

April 15. Suspicious: Sleepy subjects were directed out of our jurisdiction after learning the Nevada State Veterans Home parking lot is not the perfect place for the night at 12:28 a.m. in the 100 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Drunk: A person on a bicycle refuses to leave the property and is given incentive along with shiny bracelets to sleep off the decision at 5:48 p.m. in the 2500 block of Utah Street.

Loitering: Subjects were requesting assistance in removing a female who appears intoxicated and has refused to budge. The subject stated a hotel was nicer anyway at 12:17 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Way.

Thought for the day: Camping is much nicer near the lake and in legal camping areas.

Call(s) of the week: A caller states there is a subject at the desk that is not making sense, causing a disturbance, and talking jibberish. at 5:31 p.m. in the 900 block of Nevada Way. Sounds like every day at the Police Department.

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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