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You cannot choose which laws to observe

Greetings! Let’s get rolling.

“Control, 269 — we’ll be 10-8.”

Sept. 7. A person reports seeing a possible drunk driver in the area near Vons. Officer Johnny-on-the-spot conducts a traffic stop. The undocumented driver presents a south-of-the-border driver’s license. The only problem, his speech is slurrrrred. The open 24-ounce iced beer is a dead giveaway. A walk and turn later and the one-legged hop shows he’s impaired. Can you say three times the legal limit?

Sept. 8. Officers get dispatched to the apartments off Capri Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. Officers learn the roommates got in a wrestling match, in addition to some hair pulling. The kids were good witnesses. Needless to say, the primary aggressor went off to jail.

Sept. 9. Bootleg Canyon hosted a special event called Interbike. The bicycles were awesome; some were priceless. When you have an outdoor setting, with unsecured very valuable items, you have thieves and con artists lurking around. A test ride is taken with a $20,000 bicycle. Excuse me, what do you say? Yes, a customer test rides a $20,000 bicycle. Unfortunately, after a few hours the company realizes it’s been swindled and is $20,000 in the red. A report is taken; but they couldn’t give us a serial number.

Sept. 10. An officer pulls over a vehicle at the Rebel gas station. The odor is unmistakable and the tin foil pipe on the center console, well, we call that a clue. She’s driving because her boyfriend has a suspended license. So, she gets a ticket for possession of narcotics and he’s going to Metropolitan Police Department to answer the judge for several warrants.

Sept. 11. A resident comes to the Boulder City Police Department lobby to report a theft. The victim reports the main diamond on her ring had been swapped out with a lesser-quality stone. The officer takes a report and the incident is under investigation.

Sept. 12. Officers stop three nefarious-looking individuals on Nevada Highway near Fifth Street.

Officers check them out. Two admitted to previous drug use but are clean today, but one not only has an out-of-state warrant, he currently has a syringe. FYI… He’s not diabetic. Rehab, here we come.

Sept. 13. Officers get a tip regarding a subject looking to burglarize homes. Officers make contact with the subject on Fifth Street.

The information is being investigated at this time and the subject is placed under arrest for three warrants with more severe felony charges pending. You never know who’s talking or watching.

It was a great week! Did you know it’s your responsibility to have proof of car insurance in the car you’re driving, or that cars do need to be registered every year? Do you think we are allowed to pick and choose the laws we follow?

The father of modern policing suggests law enforcement should be dispensed impartially.

Officer Jeffrey Grasso is an 11-year veteran of the Boulder City Police Department. He previously served as a police officer in south Florida for four years.

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