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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.

Suspect Arrested in Robbery and Attempted Sexual Assault

Suspect Arrested in Robbery and Attempted Sexual Assault

Metro Police have arrested a Las Vegas man in connection with a robbery and attempted sexual assault.

According to police, officers arrested 53-year-old Vance Johnson in connection with a robbery of a business in the 800 block of South Rancho Drive, which is near Charleston Boulevard, which happened at around 11:15 p.m. Sept. 19.

The suspect entered the front door of the business, approached the victim and threatened her with a knife, police said. The suspect demanded money, forced the victim into a hallway and tried to sexually assaulted her.

Police say a concerned citizen tipped them off to Johnson as a suspect in the attack.

He has been charged with burglary, robbery with deadly weapon, coercion with force and sexual assault with use of a deadly weapon.  

Las Vegas Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

A Las Vegas man is under arrest in connection with the shooting of two men.

According to the arrest report released by Metro Police, officers arrested 24-year-old John Obote Tuesday following an investigation into a shooting that happened early Sept. 17.

Police say Obote shot the victims, Jerome Jackson and Anthony Eagles, following a fight between Obote's sister and her child's father, who is Jackson's brother. The fight and shooting happened at a home near H Street and Owens Avenue.

Obote told police he fired at the men after one of them showed that he had a semi-automatic gun in his the waistband of his pants. He also said the men punched his brother and threatened his family with baseball bats.

Obote has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of battery with a deadly weapon.

Police Searching for Suspect in July Murder

Police Searching for Suspect in July Murder

Metro Police is again asking for help to find a suspect in connection with a murder that happened in July.

The murder happened July 24 near Bonanza Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. According to police, officers were called to the neighborhood at around 10:30 p.m. to investigate reports of gunfire and someone lying on the ground.

Officers found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as Marquis Hopkins.

During an investigation, police identified Billy Ray Harris as a suspect in the murder. Police have been looking for him but without any luck.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Metro at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Police Seek Suspect in Las Vegas Casino Face-slashing

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police say they're looking for a male suspect who was filmed slashing a man's face in a downtown casino.

Authorities released surveillance video of the attack, which happened a little after 9 p.m. July 26 near the Fremont Street corridor. Police didn't release the name of the casino.

The footage shows the suspect approaching a man at a slot machine before having a brief conversation and slashing him without warning.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male with a medium build and wearing dark clothing.

Police say nobody has been arrested yet in the case.

Police Looking for Suspect In Shooting Death

Police Looking for Suspect In Shooting Death

Metro Police are looking for a suspect in connection with the shooting death of another man.

Police are looking for Billy Ray Harris in the murder of Marquis Hopkins. According to police, just before 11 p.m. on July 24, officers were called to a neighborhood near West Bonanza and Martin Luther King Boulevard to investigate reports of gunfire.

They found the victim lying on the ground dead from a gunshot wound, police said. The investigation into the murder led police to Harris. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.  

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Banks

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Banks

Metro Police are looking for a man responsible for two bank robberies over the past few weeks.

The first one happened just before 4 p.m. June 4 at a bank near Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive. The second happened around 11:30 a.m. June 11 at a bank near Desert Inn Road and Decatur Boulevard.

In both robberies, the man approached the teller, demanded money and fled once getting the money.

The man is described as a black male in his 30s or 40s. He is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 and about 160 pounds with a medium build. He has a goatee and was last seen wearing a leather baseball cap, a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.