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More details about barricade involving 2 children

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released more information about the barricade situation that happened Tuesday involving two children.

According to police, they were first called to home of Jerry Stewart, the father of suspect Cassandra Percival, on a report that Cassandra and her husband Jessie Percival had forcibly taken their two kids away from him.

Child Protective Services had put the children, ages 13 and 10, in Stewart's care after they deemed the Percivals to be unsafe.

Stewart told police that during the struggle over the kids, his finger was caught in the door and the tip had been cut off, when his daughter had slammed the door. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was treated for the injury.

Police tracked the children and the Percivals back to their house near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard. The couple refused to come out of the house.

Man arrested in 2012 murder

Man arrested in 2012 murder

A man is under arrest in connection with a murder that happened two years ago near downtown Las Vegas.

Police arrested Jessie Arredondo on charges of murder with a deadly weapon.

According to police, Arredondo shot and killed Daniel Garcia August 15, 2012 at the El Paso Market near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road.

Witnesses told police that the suspect and two other men talked to the victim and asked him where he was from. When he answered "Blythe", the suspect shot him several times, police said.

A warrant was issued for Arredondo's arrest shortly after the murder in 2012.

However, he wasn't arrested until recently in San Diego. He waived extradition and was returned to Las Vegas. Arredondo was booked into the Clark County Detention Center Thursday.

 

 

 

 

Busy intersection near school getting new traffic light

LAS VEGAS -- A busy intersection near a high school that parents have complained about for several years will soon be getting a traffic light.

The Clark County School District is expected to approve a plan allowing the city of Las Vegas to put a light at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Sandhill Road, where Desert Pines High School is located.

The city is using money from a fuel tax rate hike approved by the Clark County Commission in September. The traffic signal is one of ten the city council approved earlier this month, including:

Barricade ends with children safe, parents arrested

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say a barricade situation near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard ended peacefully early Wednesday morning.

According to police, the incident started when Child Protective Services took the children away from the couple Tuesday. The children were put into the custody of their grandparents. However, the couple went to the grandparents' home, took the children, returned to their home and refused to come out of the house for several hours. 

The children are 9 and 12 years old.

The parents eventually surrendered peacefully, and the children are safe.





One injured in crash near Lake Mead and Pecos

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An early morning crash Monday closed both directions of Lake Mead Boulevard near Pecos Road. The collision occurred shortly after 4 a.m.

Police say a motorcycle with two people on it and a vehicle were traveling eastbound on Lake Mead, when they collided. The male driver of the motorcycle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The 32-year-old female passenger on the motorcycle was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say the car started to leave the scene, but officers stopped it.  Officers detained the driver. Police say alcohol may be a factor.

Lake Mead was closed for a few hours while police investigated.





Police, parents and teachers needed to combat school violence

LAS VEGAS -- School violence is an epidemic that won't quit.

Earlier this month, a student from O'Callaghan Middle School was taken to the hospital after a fight in the lunchroom.

O'Callaghan is near two other schools with some of the highest number of suspensions, expulsions and violence to students.

Harney, O'Callaghan and Bailey middle schools are within a five mile radius of each other, and according to the Department of Education, they happen to have a problem with violence.

"There is a lot of different ones. There are gangs. There are a bunch of people that do drugs and all that," 13-year-old middle school student Tyler Hamman said.

Tyler was recently kicked out of school. His mom Brenda Wilson says it was because of drug paraphernalia.

"He brought a weed pipe to school, and he was expelled and had to go to continuation school," Wilson said.

Building fire near Lamb and Alexander

LAS VEGAS - Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a building in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

It happened just after 5:00 a.m. Sunday, near the intersection of Lamb Boulevard and Alexander Road.

Upon arrival, crews reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the Frazier Masonry Corporation at 4460 Riviera Ridge Ave.

A second alarm was activated soon after crews arrived, resulting in more crews from the Clark County Fire, North Las Vegas Fire, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to respond.

It took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control.

The warehouse section of the business sustained heavy damage, but much of the office area was salvaged, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

The initial loss is estimated at $500,000, but that number could change once the investigation is completed.

No injuries were reported.