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Lockdown at CC Ronnow Elementary School lifted

LAS VEGAS — A lockdown at a Las Vegas elementary school has been lifted. 

CC Ronnow Elementary School, near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue, was put on lockdown shortly after 8 a.m. and Metro lifted the lockdown at around 11:30 a.m.

Police arrested the robbery suspect they were looking for in the area. 

 

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Food services provides meals for CCSD students

Food services provides meals for CCSD students

The Clark County School District must not only teach children, but feed them as well.  It's a tremendous feat and the school district takes great pride in doing it well.

On Thursday, they were showing off their food service department, which includes a kitchen that produces close to 200,000 meals every single day.

The school district wants more parents in need to sign up for the reduced or free lunch program. They want to make sure people know if their circumstances at home change, they can sign up throughout the year, not just at the beginning of the school year.

Food services say they are prepared for the demand.

“I like to compare our freezer to a football field. It's enormous and we keep it well stocked. So, our kids are never going to go hungry,” Virginia Beck with the CCSD Food Service Department said.

Beck says they strive to provide healthy meals. She says one of the most requested favorites is teriyaki chicken and brown rice.

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

A man Metro Police have dubbed the Mr. Telephone Robber has committed four more robberies.

Police started calling him that because he targets wireless phone businesses. Police say on Oct. 10, he hit a store near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue. The next day he hit three more stores all on the eastern side of the Las Vegas valley.

In all the crimes, he displays a gun in his waistband and demands money from the clerk, police said. After getting the money, he leaves the store.

The man is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and 220 and 260 pounds with black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his upper left arm.

During the last robbery, he was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a short-sleeve, gray T-shirt and dark jeans.

2 officers hurt in crash while transporting inmate

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say two police officers driving an inmate to jail were seriously injured in a crash at a Las Vegas intersection.

Police say the crash happened about 4 p.m. Sunday on Charleston Boulevard at Arlington Street, after a Toyota RAV4 apparently made a left turn in front of the police cruiser.

Investigators say the officers' Crown Victoria hit the front passenger side of the SUV before running into a block wall.

The two officers and the driver of the RAV4 were taken to University Medical Center, but were released later in the evening.

The inmate suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene. He was taken to the Clark County Detention Center in another police vehicle.

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Shots fired at school bus along U.S. 95

LAS VEGAS -- Shots from a pellet gun were fired at a school bus Friday afternoon, Metro Police confirmed. Clark County School District Police are now taking over the investigation.

The school bus driver reported that someone fired shots at the bus at around 1:40 p.m, while one 13-year-old special-needs student and a bus aid were onboard.

The bus was traveling southbound on U.S. 95 near Charleston Boulevard when the shooting happened. It has now been moved onto Boulder Highway.

Three holes from pellets damaged the exterior of the bus. No one inside the bus was hurt.

Police are now looking for a black sports car, which was last seen driving in the area.

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Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed several businesses on the northeast side of the Las Vegas valley.

The first robbery happened at around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 19 and the latest happened at around 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

Police have called him the Telephone Man robber because he targets wireless phone businesses. He enters the store, pretends to be a customer, pulls out a handgun and demands money. Once he gets the money, the suspect leaves the area on foot.

He is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and between 220 and 260 pounds. He has black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a blue cap, silver-framed sunglasses, a white short-sleeved polo shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Metro Police work to keep property crime down

LAS VEGAS -- October is national Crime Prevention Month, so Metro Police said they want to make sure people in the valley take the proper steps to protect their loved ones and personal property.

Police said some people unintentionally leave themselves vulnerable to becoming victims of crime. They said home burglaries and car burglaries are consistent problems, especially in the northwest valley.

One way to help protect yourself against it is by making sure your doors and windows are locked at all times, according to Metro Police. They also said make sure gates are properly secured.

A metro crime prevention specialist said it's important to scan your home from the outside in, in an effort to make sure criminals can't get in.

Metro said a cohesive neighborhood is another way of protecting against property crime. They said neighbors that band together can help each other keep property crimes down.