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Man Arrested for Lewdness with Children

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police arrested a Las Vegas man on three counts of lewdness with children, and police are searching for more victims.

According to police, detectives were searching for a missing juvenile about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. During the investigation, officers went to a home in the 2200 block of Linn Lane, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane, and spoke with 41-year-old William Oliver Smith.

Officers found a juvenile who was not related to Smith at the home, but they did not find the missing juvenile at that location.

Police found out that Smith was a registered Tier II sex offender. Smith was arrested and booked on several charges, including lewdness with a child under 14, burglary, child abuse with substantial bodily or mental harm, luring a child with a mental illness and open and gross lewdness.

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Police: Medical Episode May Have Led to Man's Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash that may have been the result of a medical episode suffered by a 71-year-old man.

The single vehicle crash happened around 11 a.m. on Walnut Drive, north of Owens Avenue. According to witnesses, the vehicle drifted across lanes and struck a brick wall.

The driver was transported to North Vista Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Food Pantry Hosts Free Farmers Market

LAS VEGAS - Many families in Las Vegas wonder how they will put food on the table. The need is so great, many food pantries are struggling to keep up. One farmers market is trying to fill that need.

Lutheran Social Services Farmers Market near Pecos Street and Charleston Boulevard offers thousands of pounds of free, fresh produce and healthy food. The charity has free food pantries open, but with so many people struggling, organizers had to devise a creative way to generate donations.

With donations from food banks like Three Square, Lutheran Social Services has been able to kick off a free farmers market. The pantry normally serves as many as 40 people a day. The farmers market can help more than 250.

Disabled veteran Arthur Leath shops at the food pantry, because he and his wife are on fixed incomes. He says they often wait a few hours for the free food. They have to show up early to be one of the forty to get inside.

Man Indicted on Murder, Attempted Murder Charges

Michael Smith

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Smith on murder and assault charges in the shooting death of a man in January.

Michael Smith is accused of killing Carlos Bell on Jan. 14, 2013 on the 400 block of Page Street in northeast Las Vegas.

Police say several men got into a fight outside of a home when Smith fired several rounds. Bell was critically injured, the other men ran away. Smith, 24, was later found suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Smith is charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

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Summer Safety Fair Set for Friday

Summer Safety Fair Set for Friday

 

Metro Police, local businesses and the City of Las Vegas are working together on an event designed to help parents keep their kids out of trouble during the summer months.

Safe Summer Nights will provide parents with resources for their kids including summer activities, health services and community safety information.

There will also be free food, drinks, music, games and activities.

The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue.

It is part of Metro's Downtown Area Command 360 Community Outreach Unit.

 

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Local law enforcement will operate a DUI checkpoint over Memorial Day Weekend in the eastern part of the valley.

The checkpoint will be conducted near Vegas Valley and Marion from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday into Saturday.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers with a focus on finding underage and young adult drivers.

 

I-Team: Alleged Case of Choking Uncovered at Family Court

Crystal Williams demonstrates how she says she was choked.

LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team recently exposed how a family court marshal was fired for a sexual assault at the courthouse. Now, the I-Team has uncovered another case of alleged abuse involving a woman who says she was choked by a court marshal.

The I-Team has been highlighting growing internal affairs investigations into abuses at family court.

In March, court marshals internal affairs investigators scrutinized a marshal for allegedly choking a woman in custody. The I-Team located that woman and she is now telling her story for the first time.

"You can't move, you can't do anything. They put a spit mask on my face," said a visibly upset Crystal Williams as she described what happened.