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4 arrested for allegedly robbing taxicab drivers

Metro Police arrested four people accused of robbing taxicab drivers in the south and northwestern parts of the valley.

According to Metro, on March 8, at approximately 2:40 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue to investigate a report of a robbery to a taxicab driver. The victim told officers after he picked up several passengers near South Las Vegas Boulevard, he was instructed to drive to an apartment complex in the area of South Fort Apache Road and West Sunset Road.

Metro said when the taxicab driver dropped the suspects off at the complex located in the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue, they showed a gun and demanded the victim's money and property... Read More

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Man armed with machete taken into custody near Flamingo and Rainbow

Police took a man with a machete into custody after a brief struggle Wednesday afternoon. The man had been barricaded in a home with a juvenile.

According to officers, the incident started as a domestic violence call in the 7000 block of Clearwater Avenue near W. Flamingo Road and S. Rainbow Boulevard.

Both directions of Flamingo were shut down between Rainbow & Tenaya during the incident, according to Metro Police.

Officers were called to investigate a situation in which a man was armed with a large knife.

Diskin Elementary School was also placed on a lockdown due to police activity in the area... Read More

WATCH: Police looking for purse snatching suspect who attacked elderly woman

Las Vegas Metro Police are hoping video of a suspect attempting to steal an older woman's purse will lead to his identity being revealed.

According to police, The attempted robbery happened on Jan. 18 around 1:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of Blue Diamond Road as a woman was leaving a business.

The suspect followed the woman to the business and then waited for her outside. When she left the business, he followed her to her car and then grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground. The woman suffered abrasions to her head and was taken to St. Rose San Martin Hospital for treatment.

Another man in the parking lot chases off the suspect causing him to drop the purse.

The suspect did leave the area in a waiting vehicle.

He is described as a young black man, around 5-foot-10-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with a tapered afro-style haircut. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt... Read More

Suspect arrested in April 2016 killing of security guard

Metro Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a security guard in April 2016 at a construction site.

Raymond Padilla, 43, is charged with murder with the use of a deadly weapon, robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary.

The victim, 48-year-old Mark Steven Santee, was killed on April 27 at a southwest apartment complex near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue that was under construction. He was shot several times... Read More

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WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable organizations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Metro releases video of car used in graffiti killing

Las Vegas Metro Police are releasing surveillance video of a car they say was used in the killing of a man two days before Christmas.

The deadly shooting happened on Dec. 27 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Duneville Street near Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard around 6:30 p.m.

According to police, the victim confronted three to four suspects who were painting graffiti on a wall. Shortly after the confrontation, a black Honda Civic drove by the victim and someone inside opened fire killing the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Homicide at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com... Read More

Man shot near Durango and Peace Way, Metro says

Metro Police investigated a shooting Monday night near the intersection of Durango Drive and Peace Way.

The shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. in the 4500 block of S. Durang Drive.

According to Metro Police, when officers arrived at the scene they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was taken to University Medical Center, but his condition is unknown.

The suspect is still on the run.

This is a developing story.... Read More