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Metro Looking for Suspect Who Escaped House Arrest

Metro Looking for Suspect Who Escaped House Arrest

Metro Police are searching for a child pornography suspect who disappeared from house arrest.

According to police, William Thompson failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing Sept. 11. He is wanted on an outstanding felony arrest warrants from a sexual assault investigation.

Thompson is a local photography, who was originally arrested in 2012. Police say Thompson was taking photographs and recording videos of a juvenile in sexually explicit situations.

He operated Storybook Studios in the 3300 block of West Craig Road.

Thompson has also been linked to additional cases, including several outside the United States. That investigation is under review for possible federal prosecution.

Anyone with information about Thompson is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 668-7001, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

School Police Looking for Help to Find School Attack Suspect

School Police Looking for Help to Find School Attack Suspect

Clark County School District Police are looking for help to find a man they say was involved in an attack that left a student from Canyon Springs High School seriously hurt.

Police are looking for 18-year-old Maurice Harvey in connection with the incident that happened just before the start of school at a welcome breakfast for seniors.

According to police, Harvey and five others attacked and robbed three students. Two of the victims were pistol whipped. One student suffered serious head injuries.

The five other suspects are in custody, facing robbery and battery with a deadly weapon charges.

Harvey is about 5 foot 9 inches and 160 pounds. He has a medium complexion and short black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call school police at (702) 799-5411, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.  

Police Looking for Men in Connection with Violent Robbery

North Las Vegas Police are looking for help to find two men involved in a violent robbery outside a strip club.

According to police, at about 2:15 p.m. May 10, officers were called to a strip club in the 1800 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, which is near Las Vegas Boulevard and Owens.

When officers arrived, they found a seriously injured 33-year-old man lying in the parking lot. He was leaving the club when two men attacked him, demanding his wallet, police said. The men repeatedly hit him in the face and abdomen. They took his wallet and left.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center where he remained for several days.

One of the men police are looking for is Hispanic with a goatee. He is about 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds. The second man is white or Hispanic with a Mohawk. He is about 6-feet and 150 pounds.

Steven Brooks Appears in California Court

Steven Brooks Appears in California Court

Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was in a California court Friday as part of a bid to enroll him in a mental health diversion program.

Brooks appeared in a Victorville, Calif. courtroom on charges stemming from a car chase and a police confrontation in March.

His lawyer asked earlier this week that Brooks be placed in a mental health court, which diverts people into treatment and holds them accountable along the way. A judge was expected to rule on his eligibility Friday.

Now, San Bernardino prosecutors are disputing whether Brooks should be transferred to a mental health court. They want him to stay in the criminal court system.

Brooks has pleaded not guilty to resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal charges filed after his March 28 arrest in Victorville.

The arrest was his third in a matter of months, and followed bizarre behavior that prompted lawmakers to expel him from the Assembly.

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant

Police Buy New Speed Guns with State Grant


A state grant will allow North Las Vegas police officers to use three new laser speed guns to catch speeders.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded the department $4,507 in grant funds to purchase three Truspeed “S” Compact Laser Speed Detection Units. These will be used during saturation patrols.

They are expected to be in the hands of three motor officers trained in their use within three months.


Woman ID'd, Husband Sought in North Las Vegas Slaying


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 44-year-old woman killed in an apparent domestic slaying in North Las Vegas, while police say they're still looking for her husband.

The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that Rosaura A. Banuet died Saturday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas from multiple stab wounds. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

North Las Vegas police are looking for 47-year-old Alberto Gutierrez. He was gone when police arrived and found Banuet suffering from her wounds Saturday morning at a house near Washburn and Lawrence streets.

Gutierrez is described as 6-foot-1 and about 225 pounds. He has a tattoo of a naked woman on his right arm.

I-Team: North Las Vegas Could Close Jail, Cut 100 Jobs

I-Team: North Las Vegas Could Close Jail, Cut 100 Jobs

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- 8 News Now has learned the North Las Vegas jail is only days away from a possible takeover by Metro Police that could result in up to 100 layoffs.

Sources tell the I-Team the city of North Las Vegas is working out a deal that would close its jail and move about 170 inmates to the Las Vegas jail. The potential move would be necessary because of a $33 million dollar budget shortfall in North Las Vegas.