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Crash victim's family wants drivers to watch for motorcycles

LAS VEGAS -- A family is preparing to bury their loved one after he was killed on his motorcycle Monday near Russell Road and Annie Oakley Drive.

Accidents involving motorcycles are on the rise this year. Now, the family of John Thomas Strunk is issuing a plea to the public.

All over the valley roads are all marked up with bright spray paint from traffic investigators.



Police still looking for man who robs people in parking lots

Police still looking for man who robs people in parking lots

Metro Police are still looking for a man responsible for several robberies in the area of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road between April and May.

According to police, the man targets people in parking lots. He demands money and is armed with a small frame handgun.

The man is described as a Hispanic man in his mid 20s. He is 5 foot 9. He speaks both English and Spanish.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-555.

 

Fatal crash at Russell and Annie Oakley

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle on Russell Road near Annie Oakley Drive.

According to police, the crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead on the scene. Traffic on Russell Road is closed in both directions between Gateway Road and Palm Street. 

Bicyclist hit by suspected drunk driver

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police say a pedestrian was badly hurt when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Las Vegas man who was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Police say 64-year-old Donald Tarr wasn't in a crosswalk when he was hit by a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro a little before 5:45 p.m. Sunday while walking a bicycle across Flamingo Road near Paradise Road.

Tarr was hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

The driver, Leonard Yadao, failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Clark County jail.

Records show that Yadao is being held on a felony DUI charge pending an initial court appearance. It's not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

Police say two passengers in the Camaro were questioned, but weren't arrested.

Woman indicted in deadly crime spree

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a woman in connection with a deadly crime spree in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road.

Natasha Jackson was indicted on several charges, including murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery and burglary with a firearm for the series of crimes that happened the morning of July 29.

According to prosecutors, Jackson and her accomplice, Cody Winters, started their crime spree by kidnapping an employee of Emergency Services for Nevada Department of Transportation and making him drive them to a neighborhood.

Police looking for man who robbed business

Police looking for man who robbed business

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business near Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue.

According to police, the man walked into the business on Aug. 1. He had a handgun and demanded money. He then left the business.

He is described as a black man in his 30s. He is between 6 foot and 6 foot 3 and 200 and 230 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a white baseball cap with a black logo, a black doorag, dark mask covering the lower part of his face, olive green long sleeve thermal shirt, black and white gloves, gray sweatpants and gray shoes. He was carrying an orange bag with black pull strings.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Driving You Crazy: Turn signal at Boulder and Missouri

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a traffic light at Boulder Highway and Missouri Avenue is creating unsafe conditions.

The viewer says drivers receive a solid, green light when turning left from Missouri to southbound Boulder Highway, which means drivers must yield to oncoming traffic. However, the oncoming traffic has a red light.

If oncoming traffic has a red light, the driver asks why drivers heading the other way don’t receive a green arrow, allowing safe turns.

Several schools are located near the intersection, and the viewer expressed concern about heavy vehicle and foot traffic when school resumes in a few weeks.

County officials say the permissive, solid green light is for traffic to yield, but it's not for yielding to oncoming traffic. It's for pedestrians who use the crosswalk. The county says the south side pedestrian crossing was designed to match the eastbound and westbound movements and has operated this way for more than 25 years.