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Police Need Help Finding Alleged Robber

Police Need Help Finding Alleged Robber


Metro Police need help finding a man alleged to have robbed a store on April 18.

The man walked into the store in the 3600 block of Las Vegas Blvd. North and threatened the clerk with a handgun and demanded cash. He fled immediately after.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-11 and between 180 and 200 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with gray lining  and white design on the chest, blue jeans, one white glove, black shoes and a white bandana covering the lower portion of his face.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metro Robbery Section at 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

NHP Uses Spike Strips to End High-Speed Chase

NHP Uses Spike Strips to End High-Speed Chase

A pursuit Wednesday morning on southbound Interstate 15 in the northeast part of the valley ended when police deployed spike strips to stop the fleeing car.

A Nevada Highway Patrol officer initially attempted to pull over the car around 11:30 a.m. because it was traveling at 112 mph near mile marker 77. After initially beginning to stop, the driver sped off and fled down 15 for several miles. NHP used the spike strips near the Craig exit on the freeway and Metro caught the driver as he attempted to run from the disabled car.

The car did not strike any other vehicles and no injuries are reported. The vehicle is being towed at this time and traffic on 15 does not appear to be impacted. 8 News NOW will follow any further developments throughout the day.

Police Seek Help in Finding Two Suspects

LAS VEGAS -- Metro homicide detectives are hoping someone can lead them to two suspects who beat a man so badly he later died.

Forty-year-old Patrick Holloway was beaten in his apartment at the 5000 block of E. Craig Rd. on June 3 around 10:45 p.m.

Police say witnesses saw two African American males around 20 t0 25 years old with slender builds were seen leaving the apartment. It's believed the suspects hang out in the neighborhood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro at 828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Memorial Day Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Memorial Day Weekend

Las Vegas Police are planning a sobriety checkpoint Memorial Day weekend to help keep drunk drivers off the road.

The checkpoint will be somewhere in the northeast between Stewart Avenue on the south, Cheyenne Avenue on the north, Hollywood Blvd. on the east and Bruce Street on the west. This area was picked after police looked at the number of drunk driving related crashes and found there were 20 in this area of the city in the first four months of the year. Previous sobriety checkpoints in the same area has led to several DUI arrests.

The checkpoint starts Saturday night and lasts through Monday night. It is partly funded by a Joining Forces grant with money from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety, that money will allow a DUI van to be deployed.


Police Seek Two Men Who Robbed Business

Police Seek Two Men Who Robbed Business

Two men are suspected of robbing a Sunrise-area business and Metro Police need help identifying them.

The two suspects walked into a business near the intersection of Nellis and Owens at 4:25 p.m. on May 11 and demanded money. One of the suspects was armed with a gun. The men fled westbound from the business.

Date for First Coroner's Inquest Since Overhaul Set

LAS VEGAS -- A coroner's inquest date concerning the officer involved shooting death of Benjamin Bowman has been set.

The June 29th hearing is the first that will happen after a major overhaul of the inquest system was made. A new ordinance revised the inquest hearing process, establishing an ombudsman to represent the decedent's family.

The 22-year-old was shot by Las Vegas police on November 15, 2010. Bowman was allegedly involved in a robbery at the P.T.'s Pub on Nellis Boulevard before he was shot by officers.