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New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Police seek help in locating suspect in sexual assault of child

Metro Police are looking for a suspect in the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl that happened on Thanksgiving afternoon.

It happened outside, in broad daylight, in a gated condominium complex near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive.

It has residents on edge.

"It's just unfortunate, you know, it looks like a peaceful area, it's something you have to be concerned about, I guess it could happen anywhere," said condo resident Cesar Munoz.

Police say a man approached the 8-year-old girl and her younger brother and told the boy to go inside, leaving the man alone with the girl.

The suspect is described as a thin white man with light-colored or salt and pepper hair. Police say, he took the girl behind a building and assaulted her. The attack happened around 1:30 p.m. The suspect was wearing a blue tee-shirt and black jeans at that time.

The girl was able to get away a short time later and told her mother what had happened... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More

Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

Neighbor told police she witnessed man shoot his grandmother

A neighbor who tried to help 86-year-old Marilyn Guidry told police she witnessed the woman get shot in the head by her grandson, according to the arrest report.

The deadly shooting and police barricade happened on Tuesday, Oct. 4 on Henniker Way in a Summerlin neighborhood.

The neighbor first spotted the elderly woman as she came out of her home followed by her 45-year-old grandson, Bradley Christian Francis.

According to the report, the neighbor saw Francis push the woman to the ground before walking back into the home he shared with his grandmother.

The elderly woman, whose face was bloodied, told the neighbor that Francis was trying to kill her. The neighbor left to retrieve her gun, the report said.

As she returned outside, she told police, she saw Francis stand over Guidry and shoot her once in the head. The neighbor said she pointed her weapon at Francis and he turned away and walked back into his home... Read More

Metro releases identity, photo of suspect in elderly woman's killing

Metro Police have released the identity and a photo of the man accused of shooting and killing his grandmother in a Summerlin neighborhood Tuesday evening.

Police were called to the 2100 block of Henniker Way around 4:40 p.m. to investigate reports of an elderly woman who had been shot and was laying in the street.

According to police, the woman, believed to be in her 80's, was killed by her grandson, 45-year-old Bradley Francis. Detectives said Francis followed the victim out of the home and shot her with a handgun. Francis then went into the backyard of the home where he remained until he surrendered to police around 8 p.m.

Francis has no previous criminal history with Metro, police said... Read More

Metro: 1 shot, killed in northwest valley

Metro Police investigated a shooting in the northwest valley Tuesday evening.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Henniker Way near Rampart and Lake Mead.

According to officers, a woman was shot and killed in the middle of the street.

Metro says the male suspect was running in the area, but he got away from authorities and went into a backyard where he barricaded himself with a gun. Officers were able to make contact with the suspect.

SWAT and a crisis negotiating team were called to the scene to work towards a peaceful ending. Parts of the neighborhood were evacuated.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody around 8 p.m.

There wasn't any other information released. ... Read More