Our network

Crime

Las Vegas Police Program Finalist for Award

Las Vegas Police Program Finalist for Award

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Metro Police is one of six finalists to receive a national award for developing a program to reduce school violence.

The program seeks to reduce school violence by having police analyze trends, share information between agencies and target problem areas.

The program was implemented in 2008 after the death of Christopher Privett, a Palo Verde High School student who was shot while walking home from school.

Las Vegas police say the number of knives recovered at schools is down more than 25 percent since then. The number of handguns recovered is down by more than two-thirds.

The department is in the running for the Center for Problem Oriented Policing Herman Goldstein Award.

Police Search for Men in Connection with Robbery

Police Search for Men in Connection with Robbery

Metro Police are searching for four men they say stole from a convenience store and beat up two employees.

The crime happened June 22 at a store in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley. The suspects walked into the store stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise and battered the employees.

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

 

 

 

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business on Rainbow Boulevard near Charleston Boulevard.

The suspect told the clerk he was shopping for rings. The clerk showed him several rings, but when the clerk asked for the merchandise back, the suspect threatened the clerk and fled with the rings.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s. He is 5-foot and 120 pounds with short, brown hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt, dark pants and black and white shoes.

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

Gambling Local Priest Due in Texas Federal Prison

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest from a parish in the Summerlin area is due at a low-security federal prison in Texas to begin serving three years and one month for embezzling $650,000 to support a gambling habit.

Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe's lawyer, Margaret Stanish, tells The Associated Press the 59-year-old clergy member plans to turn himself in as required Friday at the La Tuna correctional institution in the Texas-New Mexico border town of Anthony.

McAuliffe pleaded guilty in October to federal mail fraud charges for falsifying financial documents sent in 2008, 2009 and 2010 to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in San Francisco.

He admitted hiding a gambling addiction for eight years while siphoning increasing amounts of money from votive candle, prayer and gift shop funds at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Man Slain in Summerlin Yard had Burglary Record, Gang Ties

Police say the teenager shot and killed Tuesday had a criminal history.

A teenager who was shot and killed by a Summerlin resident on Tuesday had a history of burglaries, according to police and court records.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Flamingo Road and Hualapai Way in January.

The crime happened just before 4:30 p.m. January 16. Police say the suspect approached the teller and presented a note demanding money. The teller did what the suspect asked, and the suspect went to a second teller to get additional money. The suspect then left the scene.

He is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is 5-foot-7 and 230 pounds. He has a mustache. During the crime, he was wearing a black baseball cap with a small logo on the front. The car he used to leave the scene was a dark-colored, four-door Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.