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Metro Police Holding Open House for New Recruits

Metro Police Holding Open House for New Recruits

Metro Police is looking for people to join its ranks. A bill passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed by Governor Sandoval approved more money for hiring more officers.

The department will hold an open house starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday for people interested in becoming officers.

The event will be at the Jerry Keller Training Facility, 9880 West Cheyenne Avenue. Academy staff will be on hand to explain improvements to the curriculum and training. They will also be giving tours of the facility.

The initial written tests for full-time police recruits and reserve officers will start in July. For information on the written portion of the application process, go to protectthecity.com.  

Thieves Targeting Vegas Golf Clubs

LAS VEGAS -- Three golf club pro shops have been broken into in the past month and thieves have stolen tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.

A manager for one of the clubs that was hit by the thieves said he believes the crimes are all connected and hopes showing surveillance video will help police catch them.

Las Vegas National Golf Club was one of the pro shops that was ransacked in the last month.

Managers at another club in Summerlin said the same thieves broke into their shop this week and made off with dozens of golf clubs.

On a sunny morning, Badlands Golf Club is a place to escape, but in the dark of night, club managers believe it became the latest target by a small gang of golf shop thieves.

They can be seen outside casing the store for a half hour, then crashing in, grabbing about 60 golf clubs. Each club is worth about $200.

Private Citizen Spots Siblings Missing from Child Haven

LAS VEGAS -- The five siblings who ran away from Child Haven Tuesday have been found safe, Metro Police said.

The siblings who range in age from 7 to 14 years old were located in the northwest part of town Wednesday around 1:25 p.m. near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive at a Taco Bell restaurant. Police say a private citizen spotted the children. By the time police arrived, the children had left the restaurant, but were located a short time later in a nearby Walgreens store. Police say the children will be returned to Child Haven.

I-Team: City Pushing Homeowner Assistance Program

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman presents Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto a check for $100,000.

LAS VEGAS -- A program designed to keep underwater Nevadans in their homes gets help from the city of Las Vegas.

The multistate mortgage settlement Nevada signed has the five major lending banks pledging $1.5 billion to help underwater homeowners.

The good news is that the banks have gone past their obligation and are still giving mortgage assistance, but it's unknown how long they'll help.

The city of Las Vegas kicked in $100,000 Thursday to help get the word out about the Home Again program.

The program is a one-stop phone bank that assigns case workers to homeowners needing mortgage help.

70-year-old Lola Orvik almost lost her Henderson duplex when she was let go from her job and couldn't reach anyone at her lender, Wells Fargo.

"You can't find somebody that will even listen to you and you lose your hope doing that," Orvik said.

She turned to the Home Again program and finally got some help.

Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Police will be looking for impaired drivers, during a sobriety checkpoint set for Friday.

Officers from three area commands, including Northwest, Bolden and Enterprise Area Commands, will be conducting the checkpoint in the western area of the Las Vegas valley.

The checkpoint will be set up between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The area was chosen because of the high number of accidents and impaired drivers.

Officers will be looking for people who drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs. They want to find impaired drivers before they are involved in a crash. 

Zadora Punched, Scratched Family in Incident

Pia Zadora

LAS VEGAS -- Pia Zadora scratched and hit her husband, son and stepson early Saturday morning, leading to domestic violence charges against the singer-actress.

Zadora, 61, was charged Saturday with battery and coercion following a night of drinking and arguing at her home in the western valley.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, Zadora wanted her son to go to bed and her stepson to leave the house. When her 16-year-old son, Jordan, protested, Zadora, who had been drinking, grabbed a hose and sprayed the group. She also scratched and punched her husband, Metro Police detective Michael Jeffries, and her stepson, Michael Jeffries Jr.

Four Men Indicted in String of Robberies

Christopher Blye

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County grand jury indicted four men Friday in a string of robberies.

Calvin Smith, Josue Torres, Daniel Spencer and Chris Blye each face seven counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of robbery of a victim over 60 years old.

According to the indictment, the accused men pulled up next to victims in the Summerlin area, racked a shotgun and demanded money. There were five back-to-back robberies on May 9.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned on June 11.