‘Tis the season to think about all the blessings we have been given and I, for one, have received much more than I deserve.
Maybe, for one week, we can do just one thing per day to make this world a little bit better. Find a compliment for someone, take the shopping cart into the store from the parking lot, wave at the construction worker, or use your imagination. The “what” isn’t important; it’s the fact we are getting out of self to think of someone else. If the best you can do is to not participate in the negative discussion or take the opportunity to show someone how wrong they were, let that be your good deed for the day.
It is so tempting to get sucked into the drain of all that is negative in our world right now and how wonderful it feels to just sidestep the opportunity and realize that you were the one that took the higher road. I’ve had the benefit of being on the receiving end of a “pay it forward” gift and the joy they found in a smile and thank-you gave me the motivation to do the same.
“Thanks-giving” for me is a verb, an action word, and I challenge you to make it the same.
Nov. 12. Juvenile disturbance: A very intoxicated juvenile draws attention to the party in a parked car at 3:15 a.m. in the 800 block of Del Rey Drive.
Drunk: The intoxicated customer doesn’t fight or flee very well and is soon trespassed and removed from the area at 5:37 p.m. in the 1200 block of Nevada Highway.
Thought for the day: Must be the “celebrate winter by drinking too much” day.
Nov. 13. DUI: The driver in the Chevy Blazer in front of them is all over the road and the traffic behind doesn’t dare pass. However the detox period of the driver should allow all return traffic a few hours of peace at 1:08 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Gingerwood Drive.
Reckless: This driver has terrorized Henderson for a few hours leaving the outside mirror at whatever was the scene of the “crash” and has been cited by a citizen for errant driving at 7:10 a.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.
Thought for the day: Maybe that celebration should be extended to week?
Nov. 14. Suspicious: The juvenile in the hoodie leaving the area at a brisk pace and the spray painted garage door seem to be related at 12:03 a.m. in the 600 block of Otono Drive.
Suspicious: The caller states the neighbor is out of town; however, there are subjects taking pictures of the neighbor’s boat and are now crawling around inside. It was found that the drone did not crash there as the subjects thought and they apologetically move on to other possible areas at 11:12 a.m. in the 1500 block of Nevada Highway.
Thought for the day: Is it just me or do hoodies just scream “I did something wrong”?
Nov. 15. Suspicious: The male driver is slumped over the steering wheel and the vehicle is running but the man states that he just needed a few more minutes of shut-eye before the eager K-9 gets his walk at 5:36 a.m. in the 1100 block of Colorado Street.
Civil: The subject is tired of the ex calling making threats to call the police on a warrant from North Las Vegas and other harassment. North Las Vegas just wants a payment plan and family court will handle the other harassment issues at 8:08 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.
Thought for the day: How annoyed can you be to actually come to the police to ask for advice on dealing with a potential arrest issue?
Nov. 16. Temporary protection order violation: A person wants to report that the adverse party in the protection order has violated by texting a person who wants to remain anonymous and doesn’t want to talk to her anymore. Huh? At 1:54 p.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.
Assist: The caller reports that a neighbor has shown him a prearranged sign that he needs help; however, the system apparently needs a little adjustment at 10:09 p.m. in the 400 block of Avenue B.
Thought for the day: Some days the best you can do is be glad you got home with even a part of your sanity left.
Nov. 17. Reckless: Officers receive a report of a driver that seems to go from bad to worse in driving habits and officers determine there is a medical issue going on at 1:50 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 93 and Pacifica Drive.
Assist: The new owner of a property requests assistance when encountering a subject who believes that because the area has remained vacant for so long the subject has become entitled to lounge at will and rearrange items at 4:43 p.m. in the 1200 block of Wyoming Street.
Thought for the day: The owner rapidly regains control of the property after the individual is informed of the consequences of his behavior.
Nov. 18. Welfare check: The caller states his roommate has been locked in his room for three days and he is concerned; however, it appears the roommate has been in our custody for a few days at 10:07 a.m. in the 800 block of Joy Lane.
Soliciting: A caller reports a few juveniles trying to sell perfume door to door. Only a faint smell remains once officers arrive at 2:51 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Way.
Thought for the day: All solicitors are required to have a Boulder City license on them or they are not to be soliciting. Give us a call if they don’t.
Call(s) of the week: Traffic incident: The lane is blocked with an unusual motorcycle accident after the straps holding it on the trailer broke and it fell off the trailer and into the roadway. I can almost hear all ofmy motorcycle friends expressing their sympathy just reading this. On Nov. 13 at 3:22 p.m. in the area of St. Jude’s Street and U.S. 93.
Have a great week.
Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.