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Child approached by man in van near North Las Vegas school

According to a Parent Link message, a child who attends Jesse D. Scott Elementary School in North Las Vegas was approached Monday by a man in a van.

The Parent Link notice said the man was in a white van with wording on the back of it when he approached the student at the intersection of N. Bruce Street and E. Ann Road. Jesse D. Scott Elementary is located at 5700 N. Bruce Street.

The notice said the man asked the student what he was waiting for, but the child yelled for help and the van drove away.

Law enforcement is aware of the incident and is currently investigating.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation of this incident is encouraged to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111, CCSD Police Department at 702-799-5411, or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555... Read More

Coroner identifies woman found dead near Speedway and Las Vegas boulevards

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the woman found dead in a deserted area of North Las Vegas.

Julisa Zunini's body was found Friday in the 8900 block of N. Las Vegas Blvd near Speedway and N. Las Vegas boulevards.

According to officers, a dune buggy tour group called the police when they came upon the gruesome discovery.

The cause of the 25-year-old's death was not released... Read More

Woman's body found in deserted area is suspicious, NLVPD says

North Las Vegas Police say a body found in a deserted area of North Las Vegas is suspicious.

The body of a woman police believe was in her mid-20's was located in the 8900 block of N. Las Vegas Blvd near Speedway and N. Las Vegas boulevards.

According to officers, a dune buggy tour group called the police when they came upon the gruesome discovery.

There wasn't any other information released.

The cause of death and identification of the woman will come later from the Clark County Coroner's Office. ... Read More

Police arrest suspects wanted in 9 robberies, following crash

Suspects responsible for nine robberies crashed into a Metro Police car during a pursuit Tuesday morning near Owens Avenue and Mojave Road, police said.

Owens remains closed between Mojave and Lucilee Street as police investigate.

The crash happened around 4:44 a.m. when the suspects' vehicle failed to stop at at stop sign and crashed into the police car at Statz Street. A woman in the suspects' car was thrown from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, police said. A man in the car ran into a nearby neighborhood but was arrested.

Metro took three people into custody and says they are looking for three more suspects. They say the group is responsible for nine robberies that occurred around the valley, including in North Las Vegas. Police say the victims were robbed in recent days at gunpoint on the street. In one case, a person was shot at... Read More

Dignitaries break ground on water pipeline for NLV's Apex Industrial Park

North Las Vegas leaders called Tuesday a historic day for the city because dignitaries broke ground on a 12-mile pipeline to take water out to the Apex Industrial Park.

For nearly 30 years North Las Vegas has been looking for a way to get enough water out to the Apex Industrial Park to spur development. But without any big customers on the other end, it hasn't been worth the time and money to build it.

"So really solving that chicken and egg problem of bringing utilities out before there are businesses, has been what we're trying to solve out here," said Ryann Juden, North Las Vegas' city manager.

The nearly $50 million solution to a decades-old problem was to build a long pipeline that taps into North Las Vegas' water system.

"Just about right here where we stand, there's a large 36-inch pipe that has a big cap on the end of it, with a whole bunch of bolts, and it just ends there," said Juden... Read More

Four, including 16-year-old, face murder charges in NLV shooting

Four men are facing murder charges in the shooting death of a man who some described as a bully, according to their arrest reports.

Donte Moore, 16, who has been certified as an adult in in this case, D'vonte Bridges, 22, Michael Thomas, 24, and Trashaun Brooks, 23 are all facing charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

Maurice Williams, 24, was shot to death on May 14, 2018 at an apartment complex on the 3300 block of Civic Center Boulevard.

According to the arrest reports, Williams was shot by Thomas and Brooks. A few weeks prior to the shooting, Brooks said Williams had shot at him. "I was mad about him shooting at me with my sons," he told police.

A witness told police they heard the men discuss killing Williams prior to the shooting... Read More

Wildfire reported at Nevada National Security site in Nye County

A wildfire that broke out Saturday in the remote mountainous northwest region of the Nevada National Security Site has grown to 5,000 acres.

According to authorities, the fire was started by a lightning strike. Due to the terrain, NNSS firefighters have not been able to gain access to the fire.

However, aerial tanker assets have been requested from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wildland fire division. They're expected to arrive within the next 24 hours to drop fire retardant to help fight
the blaze.

The fire is burning pinion pines and juniper bushes. No one was hurt and no structures have been damaged... Read More