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Sandwich Shop Owner Arrested for Arson

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Fire Department's arson investigators arrested the owner of a downtown sandwich shop that was damaged by fire in February.

Hans Aareskjold was charged with arson and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Aareskjold owns the Strip Sandwich Shop. Fire investigators say he started a fire at 2:20 a.m. on February 9, which damaged four businesses. 

The building housed the Strip Sandwich Shop, Bingo Bail Bonds, Rescue Bail Bonds and Eichhorn & Hoo Attorneys at Law. 

The roof of the building caved in and caused extensive damage. Most interior contents were saved by firefighters.

Man Arrested in Double Stabbing

LAS VEGAS -- A 52-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's parents Thursday.

Anthony Posey is currently in Clark County Detention Center. The elderly victims are listed hospitalized in stable condition and expected to recover. The stabbing happened in a home near Sahara Ave. and Arville Rd.

Family, Friends Remember Slain Cab Driver

LAS VEGAS -- Less than a week after the death of a Las Vegas taxi driver, a group of cab drivers are concerned and are paying closer attention to who is in their backseat.

Thirty-year-old Tesfaye Arze was shot and killed after an apparent robbery last Friday. A candlelight vigil was held in his honor Wednesday. Arze's family and fellow drivers honored his life as many put a spotlight on his profession.

"We have funny people, aggressive people," said driver Asiwome Fiati.

It's not his dream job, Fiati drives a taxi out of necessity. He shares the threats he sees everyday on streets while driving his cab.

"Any particular time for a cab driver can be dangerous. Whoever wants to commit a crime can choose anytime," he said.

Alleged Child Abuser's Run from the Law Over

LAS VEGAS -- A woman accused of beating her adoptive children will face a judge Wednesday. Police say Elsie Mae Taylor's day in court is long overdue because she has been hiding from the law.

Taylor is accused of physically torturing her adopted children. The children were placed in safer hands three years ago but Taylor remained on the run knowing she was wanted.

Sgt. Greg Schultz with Metro's abuse and neglect detail says what the children endured was horrific.

"There were marks and injuries and scars of different sizes and different shapes throughout their body, on their back, their chest, their arms, their legs," he said.

Police Say 12-Year-Old Shot Man in Thigh

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police say a fight involving two 12-year-old boys resulted in the father of one of the boy's being shot.

Police say a 12-year-old was getting hit in the face by another 12-year-old when the victim's father intervened. According to police, the other 12-year-old pulled out a gun and shot the victim's father in the thigh. The man's injuries are not life-threatening. The two boys are not related. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near Fremont St. and Eastern Ave.

Police are searching for the 12-year-old suspect.

Stanley Rimer Bail Revoked by Judge

LAS VEGAS -- A judge has revoked the $250,000 bail for Stanley Rimer after the prosecution successfully argued that he is a flight risk. Rimer will remain in jail until his sentencing.

The bail for Colleen Rimer remains at $250,000. The couple was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their 4-year-old son. The judge also took possession of a briefcase containing jewels that Stanley Rimer wanted to use to post bail.

Their sentencing is set for May.

Suspect Uses 3 Household Items to Target Drop Boxes

LAS VEGAS -- A local property manager says she's been targeted twice by someone trying to steal rent checks from the drop box at her office.

On the surveillance video the thin-built man can be seen walking up to the drop box on the property of Avalon Realty and Oaktree Management. The suspect lowers a key on a string, covered in sticky glue, and tries to snag money orders and checks. This time there are none in the box but owner Laura Barberini says it has happened before. 

"December 4th was the first time it was broken into," she said. "I was very upset because I have tenants dropping off rent checks to me. Two of the tenants had their money orders stolen from the box and cashed in North Las Vegas," Barberini said. She said it is hard for some of her 300 tenants to stop by the office during business hours so they rely on the drop box.