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New charge filed against former foster-care worker

A former work at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is facing charges of open and gross lewdness.

A former foster-care worker will face a third charge of open and gross lewdness in a sexual assault case referred to Clark County District Court by a Boulder City justice of the peace on Tuesday. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Two Arrested in Boulder City Burglaries

Two Arrested in Boulder City Burglaries

Two people are under arrest in connection a string of burglaries in Boulder City, Boulder City Police confirmed.

According to police, 39-year-old Alyssa Koligian and her son, 18-year-old Andrew Koligian, were arrested Saturday night. Officers say they did recover some stolen property but not everything.

Both Koligians are facing three counts of burglary and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Police also say that the investigation is ongoing, and they are looking at other persons of interest.

The arrests come after four to five homes were burglarized since the beginning of the year. The thieves have been breaking in during the day and targeting the city's lettered streets and streets with trees names.

Anyone with information about the break-ins are asked to call Boulder City Police.

Drunken Argument Led to Erin Brockovich Arrest

Drunken Argument Led to Erin Brockovich Arrest

Erin Brockovich-Ellis got into a drunken argument with her husband and tested at more than twice the legal limit Friday evening at Lake Mead.

Brockovich-Ellis was arrested for operating a boat under the influence after registering a 0.190 on a field sobriety test at the Lake Mead marina.

A warden responded to a report of an argument between a man and woman at a temporary slip at the marina. The warden saw Brockovich-Ellis throw a cell phone into the lake, then walk by her husband and slap him.

As she began to pull her boat back into the lake, the warden asked her to stop and helped Brockovich-Ellis bring the vessel back to the slip. She slurred her answers to questions about the argument and later failed a field sobriety test.

Brockovich, 52, is best known for her legal and environmental advocacy work chronicled in a 2000 movie starring Julia Roberts.

Park Officials Warn Lake Mead Visitors of Recent Thefts

Park Officials Warn Lake Mead Visitors of Recent Thefts

 

A rash of recent car burglaries near popular Lake Mead hiking trails is prompting National Park Service officials to warn visitors about securing their valuables.

Park rangers currently are investigating a dozen incidents in the past 30 days.

“Criminals are breaking windows and removing valuables left in plain sight, as well as glove boxes and consoles,” said Adam Kelsey, deputy chief ranger.

In the past 30 days, six break-ins were reported at the Gold Strike Canyon Trailhead parking lot, which is located two miles west of the Hoover Dam off Highway 93 in Boulder City.

Incidents also were reported at other locations: two at the White Rock Canyon Trailhead parking lot, two at the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail parking lot, one at the Alan Bible Visitor Center parking lot and one at Kingman Wash.

Veteran Las Vegas Cop to Run Boulder City Police

Veteran Las Vegas Cop to Run Boulder City Police

A department in flux gets new leadership from a neighboring department.

BOULDER CITY – With the future of the current police chief in limbo, the city manager has tapped former retired Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Bill Conger of Las Vegas as acting police chief.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

21 or Bust: Businesses Pass Alcohol Test

21 or Bust: Businesses Pass Alcohol Test

 

Sobering news from the Boulder City Police Department: all of the businesses it targeted in an underage alcohol buying sting passed the test.

Officers sent underage volunteers into a handful of businesses with the intent of buying alcohol. If the clerk or alcohol server requests a form of ID, the person presents their real Nevada identification card/license, indicating their true age.

Clerks or servers that sell alcohol to an individual under the age of 21 receive a citation for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, which results in a bail of $637. No one sold alcohol to the underage people.

The stores tested were: