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Tips to help humans, wildlife coexist quietly

Here is some information from the Nevada Department of Wildlife in regard to coexisting with wildlife. While the majority of the time, humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully, there may be times when you encounter wildlife when their interests conflict with your own or cause a nuisance.

If you are faced with a public safety issue call NDOW’s Dispatch Center in Reno at 775-688-1331. The following tips may help you avoid potential conflicts with wildlife near your home:

1) Do not feed wildlife. 2) Keep pet food out of their reach and secure garbage cans. 3) Work with your neighbors on making food sources unavailable to wildlife. 4) Leave wildlife alone. 5) Contact a wildlife rehabilitator with injured wildlife. 6) Leave snakes alone. 7) Landscape accordingly. 8) Keep your yard clean and neat. 9) Scare waterfowl off when they land in pools. 10) Do not allow waterfowl to nest. 11) Avoid letting dogs and cats roam freely. 12) Seal off entry points to your home. 13) Slow down when you see road kill. 14) Learn to live with and enjoy the wildlife in the area — but from a distance. Detailed and further information can be accessed online at www.ndow.org.

Oct. 8

Robbery: Caller reports an armed individual attempted to rob the business however fled on foot when unsuccessful at 2:06 a.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.

Auto Theft: Vehicle was stolen and located later in the day at 10 a.m. in the 1100 block of Fifth Street. Suspicious: Caller believes that someone was throwing rocks at the house at 11:13 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue L.

Thought for the day: Big city crime is showing up more and more — stay alert!

Oct. 9

DUI: Female subject is not happy about the “party” being interrupted by a pesky trip to jail and beats her head against the ground and vehicle window at 3:41 a.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and Ville Drive.

Suspicious: Report of a male standing on the corner with at least five bikes however it appears there are only bike parts at 5:32 a.m. in the area of Cottonwood Drive and Montera Lane.

Welfare: Nurse is calling for a check on a patient that has decided that he would rather remove his toe with pliers than have his current pain level at 8:54 a.m. in the 700 block of Avenue A.

Thought for the day: Now THAT’S some serious pain!

Oct. 10

Suspicious: Female in the area acting strange will have lots of time to ‘sober up’ after Henderson PD picks her up on their Warrants at 12:40 a.m. in the 800 block of Buchanan Boulevard.

Property: Female wants to report taking the keys from an intoxicated boyfriend who then decided to damage her property at 4:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.

Drugs: Motorist stopped for a break and found a Ziploc bag of pot alongside the road at 8:01 a.m. in the area of U.S. 93 and U.S. 95.

Thought for the Day: Someone’s wondering where that pesky bag of weed disappeared to!

Oct. 11

Animal: Caller is about done with the dog that barks all night while the owner is away at 12:49 a.m. in the 600 block of Arrayo Way.

Traffic: Driver will be rethinking the decision to go 110 mph at 8:36 a.m. in the area of mm53 on U.S. 95.

Traffic: Another driver topping the 100 mph mark gets to figure out how to pay that hefty citation at 12:20 p.m. in the area of mm52 on U.S. 95.

Thought for the Day: Perhaps we should sell tickets to the U.S. 95 raceway!

Oct. 12

Suspicious: Male with a good sized goose egg from the brass knuckles swears he doesn’t need to see medical at 12:11 a.m. in the 1500 block of Foothill Drive.

Domestic: Juvenile gets at trip to Juvenile Hall after slapping mom and refusing to go to school was found to be a bad idea at 8:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of Mancha Drive.

Animal: Sheep close to the roadway causing traffic problems at 12:05 p.m. in the area of Pacifica Drive. and U.S. 93.

Thought for the Day: Wish we had a nickel for every sheep-herding trip we make each day!

Oct. 13

Traffic Hazard: Caller reports a pedestrian throwing things at moving vehicles at 9:08 a.m. in the area of mm11 on U.S. 93.

Suspicious: Report of a male sleeping near the entrance to the golf course and he assures officers he is just resting on his walk to Needles, Calif. at 2:24 p.m. in the area of 1 Cascata Drive.

Traffic Hazard: Big rig parked in the turning lane with flashers on at 8:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the Day: Think we need to find the person that tells all these truckers it’s a good idea to park in the turn lane to go eat their dinner!

Oct. 14

Threats: The caller has locked himself in his bathroom after three people start making threats at 4:35 a.m. in the 700 clock of Capri Drive.

Wanted: Henderson marshal finds his subject hiding in the closet to the complete dismay of the person living there at 10:13 a.m. in the 500 block of Elm Street.

DUI: Driver has nearly three times the legal limit and other substances on board of the “bumper car” he has been driving at 5:29 p.m. in the area of our south city Limits.

Thought for the Day: Hasn’t the guy watched ANY scary movies? The first place the cops AND the killer look is in the closet !

Call of the Week: Suspicious: Caller finds the man wearing only underwear and looking “in bad shape” and a little suspicious, and officers spend a good part of the evening trying to find the girlfriend who seems to have disappeared after kicking him out of the motorhome and vanishing with his clothing at 10:48 p.m. in the 500 block of Eldorado Valley Drive on Oct. 12. Have a great week!

*Not intended to be a complete list of all calls received *

Weekly Statistics (Reporting Period 10/08 thru 10/14/2015)

Animal Control 79 Adult Arrests 15 Traffic Stops 111

Juvenile Arrests 3 Incident Reports 28 Citations 38

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

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