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Driver in fatal hit-and-run identified, booked on felony DUI

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The driver and victim in the fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle and car on Saturday have been identified.

Police say 50-year-old Troy Marez of North Las Vegas, was making a left-hand turn onto Washburn Road when his car collided with a motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle, 26-year-old Derrick Roland Jr., was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Witnesses say Marez fled from the scene of the crash, but was tracked down by police a short time later in a nearby neighborhood.

Marez was not injured in the crash.

Police took him into custody and where he was booked in the Las Vegas City Jail on felony DUI involving death. 



Bail set for teacher accused of lewdness with a student

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A North Las Vegas Justice Court judge set bail Monday morning for an elementary school teacher accused of lewdness with a student.

Bail was set for 54-year-old Jeremiah Mazo at $1 million. Police say Mazo, a music teacher at Don Hayden Elementary School, is accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old girl.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 4 at 8 a.m.

North Las Vegas teacher arrested for lewdness with 8-year-old

Jeremiah Mazo

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A teacher with the Clark County School District has been arrested for alleged lewdness involving an 8-year-old student.

Officers were called to Don E. Hayden elementary school around 1:15 p.m. Friday in reference to inappropriate conduct between, 54-year-old Jeremiah Mazo, the music teacher, and one of his students.

There were many allegations that Mazo had inappropriate contact with the little girl on multiple occasions, North Las Vegas Police said. The time frame ranges from the beginning of the school year to now.

Mazo was arrested and booked into the City of Las Vegas jail. He faces ten counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.



Barricaded situation in North Las Vegas ends

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A barricade situation in a North Las Vegas neighborhood has ended peacefully, according to police.

North Las Vegas Police and SWAT were at the scene of incident in the 2300 block of Cambridge Elms Street for hours before things wrapped up just after 8 p.m. 

The incident first unfolded around 4 p.m. late Wednesday afternoon.

At this time, it's unclear why the man has barricaded himself in the home, but North Las Vegas Police said he was the only one inside of the home during the ordeal.

NLV Police seek truck in police station shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Police in North Las Vegas said on Tuesday it is looking for a white truck in connection to a shooting at one of its police stations earlier this month.

Just before 2:30 a.m. on April 11, police say people inside a white truck fired "multiple rounds" at the police station at 3705 W. Washburn Rd., next to Allen Lane. The truck then took off.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Police say there is no motive and the investigation is ongoing.

The truck is described as a white extended cab, possibly a GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado, with flared rear wells and no tailgate.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Coroner identifies victims from deadly NLV crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the four people who died in a car crash near Lamb Boulevard and Centennial Parkway this week.

The coroner says Allison Lai Ling Uyematsu, 26; John Thomas, 50; and Sheryl Cam Uyematsu, 56, died when a Nissan crashed into their Toyota Camry Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the Nissan, 28-year-old Deonta Lozada Walker, died Thursday.

North Las Vegas Police say Walker was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb near Centennial, when he lost control and swerved into traffic driving in the other direction. His Nissan hit the Toyota on the four-lane road between Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway.

Police: Driver in head-on crash that killed 3 also dies

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police say a fourth person has died in a head-on crash of a speeding car into another vehicle on a shortcut between Las Vegas-area freeways.

North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty said Thursday that three people in a Toyota Camry died at the scene of the three-vehicle wreck about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Patty says a 28-year-old Las Vegas man driving a Nissan 350Z who caused the crash died later at University Medical Center.

Names weren't immediately made public.

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup involved in the crash received minor injuries.

Patty says the Nissan driver was speeding in a 45-mph zone on Lamb Boulevard near Centennial Parkway when he lost control and swerved into traffic driving in the other direction.