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Car Theft Suspect Hits Crossing Guard

Car Theft Suspect Hits Crossing Guard

A Las Vegas woman is under arrest accused of stealing a car then running into the owner.

Metro Police officers arrested 26-year-old Veronica Gonzalez on charges of robbery and grand larceny auto.

According to police, a crossing guard was working at a crosswalk near Pinedale Avenue and Antelope Way, which is near Alta Drive and Rainbow Boulevard, when he noticed someone trying to steal his car.

The victim tried to stop the suspect from taking his car but was pushed to the ground when she sped away.

The suspect then sped through the neighborhood before hitting another car. Gonzalez tried to leave the scene on foot but witnesses caught her.

The citizens held her until police arrived.

Police Looking for Man Who Stole a Cab

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a cab driver earlier this month.

According to police, the man called for a cab from a business in the area of Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way at about 2:30 a.m. August 22.

After being driven to the area of Tropicana Avenue and Ft. Apache Road, the man became upset and got out of the cab. The cab driver also got out of the car.

At that point, the man pulled out a gun and threatened the cab driver, got back into the cab and drove away, police said. The vehicle was later recovered.

The man is described as a white man in his 20s with a medium build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, glasses, a light-colored T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, (702) 385-5555. 

Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams

Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams

 

Protecting seniors against scams will be the focus of an upcoming public talk at Las Ventanas care facility.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will present a lecture on senior scams at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Masto’s talk is part of Las Ventanas’ 2013 Summerlin Lecture & Event Series, a free monthly series featuring experts on topics relevant to the “active adult” community.  

This event is open to the public, and will be held on Las Ventanas’ campus in Summerlin, located at 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.  Call 789-7487 to RSVP, as seating is limited.

Police Release Pictures of Person Connected to Robbery, Shootout

Police Release Pictures of Person Connected to Robbery, Shootout

 

Metro Police have released photos of a second person they are looking for in connection with a robbery that turned into a shootout.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. January 24 at a jewelry store near Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Way.

According to police, Antwjan McClelland, and the second man they're looking for, walked into Huntington Jewelry, armed with a handgun and demanded money.

An employee confronted the suspects with his own handgun. A gun fight between the would-be robbers and the employee ensued. McClelland was shot in the arm. The second man ran.

McClelland was arrested after he went to Sunrise Hospital for treatment for his arm.

One Bank Scene of Two Crimes on the Same Day

One Bank Scene of Two Crimes on the Same Day

 

Metro Police are looking for two men in connection with an attempted check fraud at a bank inside a grocery store Wednesday. They are also looking for two men in connection with a take-over style robbery of the same bank on the same day.

According to police, at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, two men tried to cash fraudulent checks using fictitious identification at the bank inside a store in the 10000 block of West Flamingo. The tellers would not cash the checks, and the men left without getting any money.

About 45 minutes later, two men came to the bank while the employees were closing the branch, jumped over the counter, grabbed an employee and forced the worker to give them money.

After getting the money, the men left in a silver, four-door sedan.

Police Search for Two Burglars

Police Search for Two Burglars

 

Metro Police are searching for two people involved in a burglary earlier this month.

Police were called to a closed bar at Charleston Boulevard and Desert Foothills Drive at about 4:30 a.m. October 15.

According to officers, when they arrived on scene, they found the glass front door had been broken out. They also found several slot machines from the bar had been burglarized.

The description of the two men is vague because they were wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts. They are both about 6-foot. One is described as medium build, and the other has a heavy build.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Northwest Area Command Property Crimes Section at 828-4431, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. 

Metro Police Search for Gunman who Robbed Business

Metro Police Search for Gunman who Robbed Business

 

Metro Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a business last month.

The robbery happened September 30 at a business near Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive. According to police, the man walked into the business just before 7 p.m., showed an employee a handgun and demanded money.

The employee gave the man money, but before the gunman walked out the door, he shot at the employee. He left the area in a four-door sedan.

The man is described as black between the ages of 30 and 40 years old. He is 6-foot and 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a white hat, blue mask, white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.