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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.

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.

Lawyer: Insanity a defense in kids-out-window case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer says he won't contest a finding that a Las Vegas woman accused of throwing her children out a window is competent to stand trial, but he's planning an insanity defense.

Attorney Benson Lee said Friday that 34-year-old Luz Robledo Ibarra was diagnosed with depression before the June incident. Authorities say she threw her 7-month-old son and 1 1/2-year-old daughter out the second-story window before jumping out herself.

Ibarra faces attempted murder and felony child abuse charges that could get her up to 80 years in state prison.

The children were hospitalized with critical injuries. Ibarra had a broken pelvis.

A doctor told police he prescribed an antidepressant for Ibarra after she complained of insomnia, anxiety, headaches and back pain.

Lee says the children are now living with their father.

 

Las Vegas police need help finding CVS robber

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a CVS pharmacy.

Las Vegas police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and a car connected to a northeast robbery.

On Sept. 11, at 8:20 p.m., a man entered a CVS pharmacy at 6705 E. Lake Mead Blvd. and then ran out of the pharmacy with an item. When an employee tried to take back the item, he pointed a firearm at the worker

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Driving You Crazy: Crosswalk near Cedar and Nellis

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says drivers are not stopping for pedestrians at a crosswalk near Cedar Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. He wants to know if a traffic light can be installed.

Last December, a pedestrian died in this crosswalk after a hit-and-run accident.

A Nevada Department of Transportation representative says crews will conduct a road safety audit October 15th and 16th along Nellis between Sahara Avenue and Bonanza Road. That audit will include the Nellis-Cedar intersection.

Representatives from the emergency-medical industry, engineers from the City of Las Vegas and Clark County and construction experts will head to the area and observe the roadway. They will then recommend ways to improve road safety.

NDOT says road improvements, such as a traffic light, are possible, depending on funding.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.