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3-Year-Old Kidnapped from Foster Home

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas police are looking for two suspects who kidnapped a 3-year-old girl. Police say Carla Espinosa-Alvarez was abducted from her foster home near Commerce Street and West Lone Mountain Road Sunday evening.

"At this point in the investigation, we believe that she is endangered," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissie Coon. "We do know these suspects to be armed, and we do ask the public if they have information regarding the whereabouts, or if they possibly see this little girl out there, (they) have to call authorities or call 911. Don't try to contact these people on their own."

Carla's foster mother told police at about 9:30 p.m., a masked man and woman entered her home. The man held her at gunpoint while the female suspect searched the home, specifically looking for Carla. She located the child upstairs and carried her out of the house.

Police Focusing on Pedestrian Safety Today

Police Focusing on Pedestrian Safety Today

Through 5 p.m. today, officers with the North Las Vegas Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will conduct a "Joining Forces" Speed/Pedestrian Enforcement Event. During this event, officers will focus their efforts on drivers who fail to obey posted speed limits, drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and pedestrians who fail to use crosswalks.
 
Officers will conduct directed patrol on major thoroughfares throughout the City of North Las Vegas concentrating on areas with high vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
 
The speed of a vehicle involved in an accident can significantly contribute to the serious injury or death of the persons involved, especially pedestrians.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G

Henderson

1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

Metro Police Seek Suspect in Thursday Shooting

Metro Police Seek Suspect in Thursday Shooting

Metro Police need help finding a man suspected of shooting two people last week in the northeast part of the valley. 

At approximately 8:21 p.m. on Thursday night, officers responded to an apartment complex located in the 3500 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard to investigate a report of gunshots in the area.

Officers found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, and a second male victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the ear. Both victims were transported to the U.M.C. Trauma Center by medical personnel, where the first victim was pronounced dead.

Metro Homicide Investigators have determined both the suspect and the victims in this case arrived at the apartment complex in the same vehicle. After all three individuals exited the vehicle, the suspect shot the victims, and then fled the area on foot.

Suspected Bank Robber Sought by Metro Police

Suspected Bank Robber Sought by Metro Police

Metro Police need help finding a man suspected of robbing a bank in the northwest part of the valley.

Near 1:30 p.m. on April 15, the man approached a teller, placed a backpack on the counter and handed a demand note to the teller. He claimed to have a gun, but none was seen. The man received some money and fled the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds, last seen wearing a red and gray-striped polo shirt, jeans, a black baseball cap with a design and a black backpack.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591 or, to report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or go to crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips through Crime Stoppers directly leading to an arrest or an indictment may result in a cash reward. Information can also be submitted through lasvegasbankrobbers.com.

Suspect Arrested for Possession of an Explosive Device

Suspect Arrested for Possession of an Explosive Device

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 27-year-old man is in police custody and faces charges for possessing an explosive device at an apartment complex.

Squires Students to Participate in Mock Trial

Squires Students to Participate in Mock Trial

Local fifth-graders will participate in a mock trial beginning at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in Department 2 at North Las Vegas Justice Court, 2428 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Building ‘A,’ which is at the corner of Martin Luther King and Carey Avenue

The mock trial is the highlight of the Kids in the Court program designed to teach children about the operation of the courts and to encourage them to stay in school. The Tuesday mock trial will feature a fictional case in which a student maliciously sprays another child’s bicycle with paint.

"I am very proud of Kids in the Court," said North Las Vegas Chief Judge Natalie L. Tyrrell, who will try the case in her Department 2 courtroom. "This is the 10th year the court has partnered with C.P. Squires, an at-risk school in North Las Vegas.