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North Las Vegas Police Crackdown on Crosswalks

North Las Vegas Police Crackdown on Crosswalks

North Las Vegas Police were out in forced Thursday, looking for people not obeying crosswalk rules.

The crackdown was from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Officers targeted mid-block crosswalks in some of the busiest traffic areas of North Las Vegas. They started at the intersection of Craig Road and Ferrell Street and then moved around the city.

According to police, they looked for three types of people: drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, drivers who passed cars already stopped for pedestrians and pedestrians who didn't use a crosswalk.

The event was part of the department’s efforts during the first week of school reminding drivers and pedestrians to pay attention to their surroundings. 

More Victims Possible in Foster Parent Abuse Case

LAS VEGAS -- Police are searching for 37-year old Marvie Hill after one of his former foster children told detectives about abuse dating back to 2008.

Hill had been a foster parent for several years. Investigators say Hill betrayed that trust and authorities fear they're only scratching the surface.

"Marvie Hill has been deeply rooted in the Las Vegas area for several years now, so detectives believe he might still be in the area," said Chrissie Coon of North Las Vegas Police. "The suspect in this case is believed to have been a foster parent since 2008 to the present, so there is the possibility that there could be additional witnesses or victims out there that may have additional information in the case."

This isn't the first time Hill has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested in July on separate, yet similar, allegations of lewdness with a minor, but a judge dismissed the case.

Warrant Issued in North Las Vegas Lewdness Case

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Detectives need help locating a North Las Vegas man wanted for twenty counts of open and gross lewdness and one count of child abuse.

On August 21, 2012, a 19-year-old man reported to the North Las Vegas Detective Bureau several instances of open and gross lewdness and child abuse which allegedly occurred in 2008 when he was 15-years-old.

The report alleged numerous acts by his foster parent against him while he was placed in a foster home in North Las Vegas.

An investigation was conducted and the case was submitted to the Clark County District Attorney's Office for charges. On August 28, 2012 Detectives received an arrest warrant for Marvie Hill (37) of North Las Vegas. 

Hill was a licensed foster parent with the Nevada Department of Family Services for an undisclosed number of years. His license has since been revoked. The alleged victim was Hill's foster son at the time the acts allegedly occurred.

Two People Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

Two People Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

 

Two people were hurt in a car accident Wednesday morning near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Rampart Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, the hit-and-run crash happened just after 4 a.m. Officers were able to track down the suspect a short time later. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. He has been cited for leaving the scene of an accident and is now in custody. Police are investigating whether alcohol contributed to the crash.

The victim in the crash was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in Church Theft

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police are hoping a surveillance video can help identify two people accused of stealing a donation box from a church.

Administrators of the St. John Newman Church on West El Campo Grande near Ann Road told police a man and a woman entered the church Sunday, June 24. The two began tampering with the donation box before allegedly walking out the front door with the box.

Church officials would not comment on camera about the theft, but said in a written statement, "While this was an unfortunate incident, we feel deeply that this is not a reflection of the greater Las Vegas and North Las Vegas community, and our experience has been one of compassion and generosity even during these tough economic times."

Police have posted the surveillance video on YouTube in hopes of someone recognizing the couple.

Police, School Officials Push for Crosswalk Safety

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - After a deadly year on valley roads, police agencies and the Clark County School District want to ensure drivers, pedestrians and children are staying safe on the road as the school year begins.

The Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the country. Teaching more than 300,000 students to be safe is a top priority for Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones and several community groups.

They want to ensure everyone is aware of their effort to encourage drivers to slow down and look out for kids. The North Las Vegas Police Department is also pushing for crosswalk safety through its Joining Forces event.

School District Kitchen Up and Cooking

School District Kitchen Up and Cooking

 

School starts again Monday for Clark County School District students and already the main CCSD kitchen is cooking.

The central kitchen in North Las Vegas prepares food for more than 300,000 students. The staff was preparing more than 100,000 meals for the start of the new school year. The kitchen uses 150 cooks and assembly line workers to put together and prepare the meals.

The kitchen is dedicated to producing healthy meals. The district has contracted with farms in California, which means the produce used in the meals are often fresher than what is in the grocery stores.

"Our meals include more fruits and vegetables than they ever had. We now have 51 percent of meals made with whole grain. We have a limit on fat, a limit of calories and a limit on sodium," Virginia Beck with CCSD Food Service said.