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Police Looking for Man Who Kidnapped and Robbed Woman

Police Looking for Man Who Kidnapped and Robbed Woman

Metro Police are looking for a man who kidnapped and robbed a woman earlier this month.

According to police, the man approached the woman in the area of East Charleston and Bruce Street at around 2 p.m. Oct. 15, asking for change. When she told him she didn't have any, he pulled out a gun, forced the victim to get into her car and move to the passenger's seat.

The man then drove around and found a bank. He took the victim's ATM card and withdrew money, drove a few blocks away and ran.

The man police are looking for is described as an Hispanic male in his 40s, 5 foot 5 and 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

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

Metro Officer Helps Deliver Baby

Metro Officer Helps Deliver Baby

A Metro Police officer substituted for a doctor Monday morning and helped deliver a baby.

Officer Jesus Jimenez was dispatched to an apartment complex near Charleston and Nellis boulevards just after 9:30 a.m. in response to a report of a woman in labor.

When he arrived at the complex, he found the mother-to-be in the back seat of a car. Before medical personnel could even arrive, Officer Jimenez helped deliver a baby girl. He helped take the umbilical cord from around the baby's neck and cleared her airway so she could breathe.

The medical personnel arrived and transported the mother and child to Sunrise Hospital.

Pedestrian Dies in Fatal Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that killed a female pedestrian at Lake Mead Boulevard and North Pecos Road at 11:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Metro says evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 1993 Cadillac was traveling northbound on Pecos Road in the right travel lane south of Lake Mead. A pedestrian was attempting to cross Pecos from the east to west outside of a marked crosswalk.

The pedestrian was struck by the Cadillac was pronounced dead on scene.

This collision was the 75th traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction this year.

Children Struck by Truck at Bus Stop Still Recovering

The family arriving at their lawyer's office.

LAS VEGAS -- Three small children seriously injured when a truck crashed into a bus stop shelter last month are now out of the hospital and back home with their parents.

The parents are bringing a lawsuit against the Regional Transportation Center claiming the bus stop was not far enough back from the road.

The crash happened at the intersection of Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard on the morning of Sept. 20, 2013 when two trucks collided sending one of the trucks into the bus shelter where Rodney James waited with his three young boys.

The kids barely escaped alive and continue to suffer from injuries sustained in the crash. Damari, 5, is all smiles considering his head still bears the scar from a skull fracture. His 4-year-old brother Davon suffered broken legs and internal bleeding. Both children are still in wheelchairs. The youngest child, Amir, 2, also bears a scar from his skull fracture.

Bicyclist Struck by Car Near Lake Mead and Nellis

LAS VEGAS -- A bicyclist suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash Wednesday morning at Lake Mead Boulevard, just east of Nellis Boulevard.

The bicyclist, identified as 28-year-old Lenny Sanchez, was struck by an SUV driven by 60-year-old Reva Hornbeck just before 7 a.m., Metro Police said. Sanchez was transported to University Medical Hospital.

Police said Hornbeck, who suffered minor injuries, failed to maintain her travel lane and struck the bicyclist. Her SUV went onto the sidewalk and struck a NV Energy pole, shearing it from its base. The collision is under investigation.

 

 

Kitchen Fire Displaces Family of 8

Kitchen Fire Displaces Family of 8

A kitchen fire displaced a family of eight Sunday afternoon.

The fire started at a home near Eastern Avenue and Charleston Boulevard at around 2:45 p.m.

When firefighters from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue arrived on scene, they found heavy flames coming out the front door of the house.

It took fire crews just a few minutes to get the fire under control. The fire heavily damaged the kitchen and the dining room. Damage is estimated at $50,000.

The family living in the home told firefighters that they were cooking when oil caught on fire and quickly spread out of control.

Sunday was the start of National Fire Prevention Week. The theme of this year's week is Preventing Kitchen Fires. Kitchen fires is the leading cause of fires in Las Vegas and according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, cooking fires happen almost every day somewhere in the Las Vegas valley. 

I-Team: Police Bust Swap Meet Vendors

Photo Courtesy: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.

LAS VEGAS -- Half a dozen vendors working at the largest outdoor swap meet are facing felony charges after being busted by a law enforcement task force. The lawmen raided the Broadacres Marketplace, looking for vendors who might be selling stolen property and they had no shortage of suspects.

Broadacres Marketplace, formerly known as Broadacres Swap Meet, has hundreds of vendors who sell just about anything you can imagine to an estimated 30,000 locals who visit every weekend.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received tips from local retailers that some of what was being sold at the swap meet had been boosted from local stores by organized rings of thieves. Did the vendors know they were selling stolen goods? It's a trick question.