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Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Woman in Her Home

Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Woman in Her Home

Metro Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a woman in her home Tuesday morning.

According to police, the victim was grabbed from behind by an unknown man, who demanded money, while she was in her home near Pecos Road and Stewart Avenue at around 8:30 a.m.

The victim struggled with the assailant and was able to get away, police said. The man grabbed her again and put his hand over her mouth. She bit him and ran from the house to the neighbors to call for help.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man between 50 and 60 years old. He is 5 foot 5 and 190 pounds. He has blue eyes, gray hair, pock marks on his face and pot belly.

He was wearing a two-door, extended cab, white pickup truck, which might be a Ford.

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

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed Store

Metro Police is looking for a man who robbed a business near Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business just before 7 p.m. May 15. He waited in line, acting like a customer. When he got to the cashier, he robbed the store and fled.

Surveillance video of the store's parking lot taken just before the robbery shows the man with a woman.

The man is described as a black man in his late 30's to early 40's. He has a shaved head, a pock-marked face and several tattoos, including a cross on his left arm. He may also wear glasses.

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

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.

 

Bail Set at More Than $1 Million in Pinkney Murder Case

Bail Set at More Than $1 Million in Pinkney Murder Case

A North Las Vegas Justice Court judge set bail at more than $1 million for a man accused of murdering a Las Vegas teenager.

Chief Judge Chris Lee set bail for 20-year-old Demetrius Black at $1.1 million, during his first court appearance Thursday.

Black is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Betty "Jay" Pinkney during a house party January 2012.

He is facing murder and attempted murder charges. According to Metro Police, Black and his friends were kicked out of the party, but returned and randomly shot into the house.

Pinkney was shot and killed, while another woman was hurt.

Detectives have been trying to find Pinkey's killer since the incident more than a year ago. Police said they found Black after he was arrested for an unrelated robbery, and officers found the gun they say was used in the murder.

His next court date is set for May 23.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

 

Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

 

Budget tightening for Metro Police will result in the closures of the lobbies at three substations beginning Saturday.

These locations are:

  • Bolden Area Command, 1851 Stella Lake Street
  • South Central Area Command, 4860 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Southeast Area Command, 3675 East Harmon Avenue

The Downtown Area Command closed its front lobby in March 2010.

The civilian support personnel who normally staff these locations will be moved to more critical positions within the department, eliminating the need to hire additional staff to fill those roles. No positions will be eliminated during this re-allocation of resources.

The primary functions of these front lobby locations were taking crime and accident reports, registering firearms, and fielding special service requests from citizens. These services will still be available at other substations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Woman Sentenced in Cab Driver Murder

Woman Sentenced in Cab Driver Murder

A judge sentenced a woman in connection with the robbery and shooting death of a Las Vegas cab driver.

Autumn Dawn Murry will spend between 16 and 67 years in prison for the murder and robbery of 30-year-old Tesfaye Arze. Arze was found dead near his cab, which was parked at Mt. Hood Street and Carey Avenue in March 2011.

Murry plead guilty to the charges this past March. Her accomplice in the crime, Felicia Mosley, also plead guilty.  

The crime apparently started when Murry and Mosley refused to pay Arze for the cab ride. Murray also used a gun to rob a convenience store before she got into the cab. 

Police Looking for Men Who Robbed Store

Police Looking for Men Who Robbed Store

 

Metro Police are searching for two men who robbed a business near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

According to police, the men ran into the business at about 7:30 p.m. March 5., approached the employees and demanded money and merchandise. One of the men was armed with a handgun, police said.

The employees complied with the demands and the men fled.

The first man is a black male about 25 years old. He is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hoodie, dark glasses and was armed with a handgun.

The second person is a black man about 25 years old. He is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, black baseball cap with a red bill and black and white gloves.

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