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I-Team: Letter Details Scope of Potential Police Consolidation

LAS VEGAS - The scope of a possible Metro Police takeover of the North Las Vegas Police Department is detailed in a document obtained late Monday afternoon by the 8 News NOW I-Team.

As the I-Team's Colleen McCarty first reported last week, city leaders are exploring a possible transfer of police services in a bid to balance the city budget.

In a letter to Metro Police Sheriff Doug Gillespie, North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker asks for a cost estimate for Metro to provide police services to North Las Vegas residents.

Court Announces End to Fine Discount

 

The North Las Vegas Municipal Court is ending its offer to cut fines in half for qualifying cases.

People interested in getting a 50 percent discount have until Sunday to apply. Court officials started offering the discount in January in an effort to help the city recover more outstanding fees and fines. It also gives people a chance to clear up any problems with the court at a lower cost.

Anyone interested in finding out if his or her case qualifies can call the North Las Vegas Municipal Court at 633-2929. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NLV Police Investigating Double Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- One person is dead and another is wounded following a shooting near a food distribution warehouse in North Las Vegas.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. at Farm Fresh Foods near Gowan Road and Civic Center Drive.

Police say one person was pronounced dead on the scene and another person was transported to UMC in an unknown condition. A third man was left uninjured.

Police aren't releasing any details surrounding the circumstances of this shooting. They have released a picture of a Dodge vehicle that may have been used by the gunman. The car is either a light colored Dodge Charger or Challenger with a dark racing stripe.

I-Team: North Las Vegas Police May Transfer Services to Metro

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The size of the budget gap facing the City of North Las Vegas may ultimately cost its citizens their police force. North Las Vegas is in on-going talks with the Metropolitan Police Department to transfer part, or possibly all, of its police services.

North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker says the city has had multiple meetings with officials from Metro to explore a takeover. Hacker says everything is on the table, ranging from Metro taking control of ancillary police services, like the jail, crime scene investigators, and SWAT officers, for example, to a complete transfer of all police services.

Hacker says the city and its leaders are committed to ensuring public safety, but that fiscal realities may demand a different approach. 

North Las Vegas Police Looking for Distracted Drivers

North Las Vegas Police Looking for Distracted Drivers

 

North Las Vegas Police will be looking for distracted drivers and motorcyclists not obeying traffic laws during a special enforcement next week.

Officers will be stationed throughout the city Tuesday looking for people who are driving while distracted. They will also be looking for motorcycle riders who are not obeying the laws.

It is part of a national campaign known as “Joining Forces.” Funding for the project is coming from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. 

Two Accident Victims Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office identified Wednesday morning the victims of two recent traffic accidents in Las Vegas.

Paul Windle, 66, has been identified as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run incident early Monday morning at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Windle was walking outside a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck that left the scene. He died of multiple blunt force injuries. A truck believed to be the one from the incident later was found in the Cosmopolitan parking garage.

Alberto Paredes, 18, died later Monday morning when he crashed a stolen 1997 Saturn into a traffic light control box near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. Paredes died of blunt force trauma to the head. A passenger in the car was transported to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Both incidents remain under investigation by Metro Police.

Teen Killed in Vegas Crash was Driving Stolen Car

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say the 18-year-old driver killed after slamming into a utility box in the West Las Vegas area was driving a stolen vehicle.

Las Vegas police say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the 9:45 a.m. Monday crash at Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive. His 16-year-old male passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Officials haven't released the names of the two teens involved.

Police dispatchers say a motorist reported that a gray Saturn sedan was driving erratically at about 9:40 a.m.

Four minutes later, another caller reported the crash.

The car struck a curb and a traffic light utility box before coming to rest on a grassy area.