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Police search for driver after hit-and-run, rollover crash

LAS VEGAS — Metro police were investigating a hit-and-run rollover crash late Tuesday morning in east Las Vegas.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Sahara Avenue at Sloan Lane causing Sahara to be closed to traffic for nearly three hours.

According to police, the driver reportedly ran off after the crash. Police were still searching for the driver as of 1 p.m.

No other information was immediately available.

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'Brady's Bill' to ease penalties of underage drinkers

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas mother is teaming up with a valley teen in an effort to change a Nevada law involving underage drinking.

Kimberly Caipa and 18-year-old Rose Asaf introduce State Senate Bill 464 to the State Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. SB 464, also known as 'Brady's Bill,' will give immunity to minors who were drinking if they end up having to call 911 to help a fellow teen.

"We want to stress that SB 464 addresses concerns about underage drinking by empowering young people to make the right and responsible decision to seek medical assistance without hesitation and without fear of legal consequences," said Rose Asaf, Nevada Youth Legislature.

Similar laws already exist in 23 states and the District of Columbia.



10 displaced after apartment fire in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — An apartment fire on Monday morning sent large plumes of black smoke into the air that could be seen across the valley.

The two-alarm fire was reported after 9 a.m. on the 3800 block Calle Del Oro, near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and McLeod Drive in east Las Vegas.

The American Red Cross is assisting at least 10 people who live in the apartments.

It's unclear how the fire may have begun.

There are no word on injuries.

Man arrested for sexual assault, impersonating police

Esneider Gutierrez-Torres

 LAS VEGAS -- There could be more victims of a man who impersonated police and sexually assaulted a woman, Metro Police said.

Esneider Gutierrez-Torres, 28, is facing two counts of sexual assault and impersonating a police office.

According to police, Gutierrez-Torres is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the early morning hours of March 25 in a vehicle near East Craig Road and North Walnut Road. The woman told police that Gutierrez-Torres claimed to be a police officer.

Anyone with information on Gutierrez-Torres is asked to call Metro's Sexual Assault Section at (702)828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.





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Report: Victims in deadly home invasion knew 1 suspect

LAS VEGAS -- The woman arrested in the home invasion and beating death of a man in a northeast neighborhood knew the victim and the victim's sister, according to her arrest report.

Jennifer Mustachia, 33, told police she had helped take care of one of the victims who was suffering with ALS. One of the victims claimed Mustachia owed her $1,500.

According to the report, Mustachia and two other people went over to the home of Barbara Owens and her brother, Edward Turner, around 10 p.m. Monday. The home is located in the 6800 block of Fallona Avenue. Owens is suffering from ALS and is confined to a wheelchair. Her brother is her caregiver. She also told police she believed Mustachia was her friend, but said she had not seen her in about a year.

Owens told police she was in her room when her brother answered a knock on the door.





City of Las Vegas summer camps to open for registration

  LAS VEGAS -- Online registration for summer camps and swimming lessons for the city of Las Vegas starts on April 13.

The summer day camps will be held at six community centers and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The online registration period opens at 9 a.m. on April 13. Parents can register online by clicking here.Walk-in registrations will begin at the city recreation centers on April 15.

Most of the camps open on June 8 and accommodate ages 6 to 15.

Kids Camps - Kids (6 - 11 years old) Teens (12 - 15 years old)

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, (702)229-1607. The cost is $100 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug. 21.
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J Street, (702)229-6374. The cost is $75 per week/per child. Camp runs from June 8 - Aug.







Woman pleads guilty in dog mauling case

 LAS VEGAS -- The woman accused of owning the dogs that attacked two people, leaving a woman severely injured, pleaded guilty in Clark County District Court Tuesday.

Jesse Vonstaden, 29, entered guilty pleas for having dangerous dogs and willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. 



Defense attorney Todd Leventhal said Vonstaden will pay restitution to the 65-year-old woman who received critical arm, leg and facial injuries in the Feb. 20 attack and to a man who tried to fend off the dogs and suffered a hand injury.

One of Vonstaden's dogs was shot by police and the three other dogs were confiscated by Animal Control.

Vonstaden had been held on $40,000 bail. She will serve house arrest to care for her young daughter.

She could face up to five years in prison.