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Police Step Up Efforts to Find Murder Suspect

Police Step Up Efforts to Find Murder Suspect

 

North Las Vegas Police are stepping up efforts to find a man they say is connected to a quadruple shooting that happened in April.

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for 22-year-old Jose Alejandro Gonzales, also known as “Smokey.” He is wanted for conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.

The shooting happened at a duplex on Webster Street, which is near Lake Mead Boulevard and Civic Center. Four people were shot in the early morning hours of April 26. Two men died. Two women were seriously hurt and are still recovering. A woman who police say was also involved in the murders is already under arrest. Police arrested 31-year-old Ivonne Cabrera shortly after the shootings.

North Las Vegas Man Charged in Machete Attack

North Las Vegas Man Charged in Machete Attack

A North Las Vegas man is under arrest accused of trying to kill his girlfriend with a machete.

Armando Vergara-Martinez, 50, of North Las Vegas is charged with attempt first-degree murder with a deadly weapon. Police were called to a convenience store near Craig Road and North 5th Street on March 21, on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 52-year-old Maria Del Carmen Gomez, and Vergara-Martinez in the parking lot covered in blood. They also found a machete in some decorative rocks a few feet away from the couple.

Gomez had suffered a severe head wound and both her hands had been severed at the wrists. Vergara-Martinez had a cut in his neck. He was charged with the crime a few days later while he was still at University Medical Center.   

Police Search for Robbery Suspects

North Las Vegas Police have released video of an armed robbery at a business.

The robbery happened in November at a business in the 300 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard. Police say the suspects entered the business, ordered the employees to get on the ground and then took what cash they could from the cash registers. The suspects were armed. They got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call North Las Vegas Police at 633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Saturation Patrols Target Local Intersections

Saturation Patrols Target Local Intersections

 

Local police continue their efforts to increase pedestrian and driver safety in southern Nevada, conducting saturation patrols at major intersections.

North Las Vegas officers participated in three saturation patrols occurring between January 24 and January 27. Their results were as follows:

  • 13 – speeding violations
  • 6 – failure to yield driver/pedestrian violations
  • 10 – driver’s license violations
  • 9 – registration violations
  • 5 – equipment violations
  • 16 – no insurance violations
  • 58 – red light violations
  • 4 – seat belt/child restraint violations
  • 23 – other violations
  • 25 – warnings issued

This event was planned in conjunction with the Statewide campaign known as "Joining Forces" and made possible by a Traffic Safety Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Police Search for Murder Suspect

Police Search for Murder Suspect

 

North Las Vegas Police detectives have named a second suspect in a murder that happened in January.

Police are looking for Walter Kaneeki Clark, 31, of North Las Vegas. A warrant for his arrest has been issued. Police say Clark was involved with the shooting death of 31-year-old Quincy Lavelle Hill and the wounding of another man. The shooting happened in the backyard of a home near Ward Street, which is northwest of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

The suspect is described as 6-foot and 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a silver Chrysler 300 with Nevada license plate LT36638. Police say Clark should be considered armed and dangerous.

 

Anyone with information about the murder and the suspect should call North Las Vegas Police a 633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following:

Two Arrested in NLV for DUI on New Year's Eve

Two Arrested in NLV for DUI on New Year's Eve

 

New Year’s Eve traffic enforcement netted just two DUI arrests for North Las Vegas officers.

They conducted a "Joining Forces" safety event to target drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers saturated major streets and other areas known for high traffic within the City of North Las Vegas.   

The results are as follows: