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Neighborhood welcomes new police substation

For the first time in six years, Metro Police opened a new area command to better serve neighborhoods in the west valley.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo called it a momentous occasion that will help keep the Spring Valley community safe. It's located at Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive.

Not only will it mean more services available for the public, it will mean more officers patrolling the streets. And that's welcome news to some residents.

"I had my house broken into twice," said Mike Medenica, a Spring Valley homeowner." "I had the locks changed twice."

Weeks after buying his home, Medenica became the victim of a crime. Both times, he filed police reports with the Enterprise Area Command, which was the nearest police station to his home. Nothing was ever resolved.

"From what I heard from them, they get 4,000 complaints a day from people in Vegas so they're busy all the time," he said... Read More

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Las Vegas police opening new Spring Valley command substation

Police in Las Vegas are moving into a new substation to handle an area west of the Strip.

City and county elected officials including Sheriff Joe Lombardo are marking the opening on Tuesday of the department's Spring Valley area command office on Eldora Avenue.

That's southeast of Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

The department says the command will have about 100 officers covering 31 square miles of residential and commercial areas - from Charleston Boulevard south to Flamingo Road, and from Interstate 15 west to Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The command area is the department's ninth... Read More

Bike rider injured near Arville & Flamingo

A bicycle rider was critically injured Thursday morning in a collision near Arville Street and Flamingo Road.

The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m.

Metro Police say a vehicle struck the bike and left the scene of the crash. Police later located the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The bike rider was taken to University Medical Center.

Metro's Fatal Detail is investigating. Police have closed northbound Arville near Flamingo during their investigation.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available. ... Read More

Child pulled from pool in southwest neighborhood

A child was pulled from a pool in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood Wednesday morning and rushed to the hospital.

According to Metro Police, the incident was reported around 11:34 a.m. and occurred at a home in the 3400 block of Avila Street near Rainbow Boulevard and Twain Avenue.

Persons from the home transported the child to Spring Valley Hospital. The child was reportedly breathing, police said... Read More

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County: Man attacked by swarm of bees died in hospital

The man attacked by a swarm of bees on Aug. 4 in the southwest valley has died, according to Clark County.

Jose Moreno Pacheco, 49, of Las Vegas, died Thursday, Aug. 18, in a local hospital.

Fire officials say Moreno Pacheco was stung by bees more than 200 times. The attack happened at a home near Grand Canyon Drive and West Oquendo Road. Moreno Pacheco was removing bees from the area.

There were a lot of unanswered questions about the victim and whether or not he had a license to do the bee removal job. However, 8 News NOW found out that the state doesn't regulate every bee business.

According to Nevada law, pest companies who go out and kill bees must be licensed by the state, but bee removal and rehabilitation companies do not.

The Clark County Coroner's Office is investigating the cause and manner of death. The investigation is expected to take another six to eight weeks to complete... Read More

Motorcylist killed in crash on I-215 and Jones

A motorcyclist was killed early Friday morning when he lost control and struck a highway sign support post at an off-ramp at Interstate 215 and Jones Boulevard.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the 28-year-old was traveling eastbound around 1:25 a.m. on a Suxuki GSX-R 600 on the Southern I-215 when he steered the motorcycle to the right to exit onto the Jones off-ramp. The motorcycle entered the dirt area between I-215 and the ramp and struck a highway sign support post, ejecting the rider.

The rider was taken to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

His identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office... Read More

Metro: Suspect may be responsible for 'Cruiser Robbery Series'

Metro Police believe they have arrested the suspect responsible for the "Cruiser Robbery Series."

According to police, they were investigating a robbery that occurred around 7 a.m. at a fast food restaurant near S. Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

The suspect left the area and went to Durango Drive and Flamingo Road where he was arrested.

Police say he is the person who may be responsible for a series of recent armed robberies around Spring Mountain and Rainbow. That suspect is described as parking a motorcycle outside the business and robbing employees at gunpoint.

Police released the suspect's picture earlier this week... Read More