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Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

 

Budget tightening for Metro Police will result in the closures of the lobbies at three substations beginning Saturday.

These locations are:

  • Bolden Area Command, 1851 Stella Lake Street
  • South Central Area Command, 4860 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Southeast Area Command, 3675 East Harmon Avenue

The Downtown Area Command closed its front lobby in March 2010.

The civilian support personnel who normally staff these locations will be moved to more critical positions within the department, eliminating the need to hire additional staff to fill those roles. No positions will be eliminated during this re-allocation of resources.

The primary functions of these front lobby locations were taking crime and accident reports, registering firearms, and fielding special service requests from citizens. These services will still be available at other substations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Police Looking for Bus Pickpocket

Police Looking for Bus Pickpocket

Metro Police are looking for a man who stole money from a fellow passenger on a public bus.

According to police, the man was riding a Regional Transportation Commission bus near Nellis Boulevard and Boulder Highway at about 4:42 p.m. March 29, when he tried to pick the pocket of a fellow rider.

The victim tried to stop the man, but he was pushed to the floor. The man then grabbed money from the victim and fled the bus on foot.

The man is described as a black male about 25 to 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He is between 150 and 160 pounds. He is unshaven and was wearing a striped button up, long sleeved shirt and dark jeans.

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.   

Police Search for Man in 2 Armed Robberies

Police Search for Man in 2 Armed Robberies

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed two businesses in two different parts of the Las Vegas valley.

The first robbery happened February 18 at a business on the 6900 block of West Tropicana Avenue, which is near Tropicana and Rainbow Boulevard. According to police, the man walked into the business, showed the employee a hand gun and demanded cash.

The man did the same thing at a business near Flamingo Road and Spencer Street on February 23.

The man is described as a black man between 20 and 24 years old. He is between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6 and 125 and 135 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

At the time of the robberies, he was wearing a black baseball cap, white coat with black designs, dark jeans and dark shoes. During the February 23 incident, he was wearing a gray hoodie with a white design under the white coat.

Shield of Hope Activated in Neighborhood Where Young Man Was Shot

Shield of Hope Activated in Neighborhood Where Young Man Was Shot

 

Metro Police officers along with members of the community and faith-based organizations will get together Saturday for a Shield of Hope event in a neighborhood where a young man was shot and killed last week.

From 4 to 6 p.m. at 1550 East Harmon Avenue, concerned citizens and police will gather to support to the family, friends and neighbors of a murder victim. It is also a chance for police and community members to canvas the area looking for information about the crime.

Police were called to the 1500 block of East Harmon Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. Friday, February 22, on a report that someone had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man who had been shot. The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died.

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Store

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Store

 

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a business New Year's Eve.

According to police, the man walked into a store near Tropicana and Eastern avenues at about 9:45 p.m. December 31.

He pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money, police said. The clerk gave him money and he left.

The person police are looking for is described as an Hispanic man between 25 and 30 years old. He's between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-9 and between 170 and 180 pounds with brown hair.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black hoodie, black sunglasses, black pants and black gloves.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro's Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. 

Police Search for Men who Robbed Cabbie

Police Search for Men who Robbed Cabbie

Metro Police are looking for two men in connection with the robbery of a taxi cab driver.

According to police, the men got into the cab near Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive just after 10:30 p.m. October 25. They asked the driver to take them 4200 block of Tamarus Street, but when they got there, one of the men put a metal object to the back of the driver’s neck, police said.

The man told the driver that it was a gun and demanded money. The driver complied, and the men left the cab.

The robbers are described as Hispanic men in their 20s. They are about 5-foot-11. They were last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie with a light colored liner and dark pants.

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

Police Search for Armed Robber

Police Search for Armed Robber

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a person near Harmon Avenue and Boulder Highway.

According to police, the gunman confronted the victim, showed him a gun and demanded money. The suspect took money from the victim and drove off.

The man is described as black between the ages of 25 and 30 years old. He is 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. He was last seen in a dark-colored, late '80s model, four-door car.

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