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Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Henderson man made a plea deal with prosecutors in murder case.

A 23-year-old Henderson man on Friday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with use of a deadly weapon for fatally shooting a woman in October.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects are under arrest in connection with a series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas over the past month.

Henderson police arrested 25-year-old Andre Hall, 26-year-old Christopher Dobbins and 27-year-old Dominque Wells on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree kidnapping.

The arrests came after police say two of the suspects entered the GameStop at Boulder Highway and Major Avenue at around 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Police say one suspect pulled out a gun and ordered three of the employees into the back room, where they were tied up.

The suspects took several gaming systems and an undisclosed amount of cash. They left the store and got into a car driven by the third suspect, police said.

Carjacking suspect dies from injuries sustained in police chase

A man accused of being involved in a carjacking and police chase has died from his injuries more than a month after it happened.

According to police, officers were called to the South Point Hotel and Casino just before 5 a.m. May 11 on reports of an armed robbery. The victim told police that three men had robbed him and pistol whipped him then left the scene in a white Toyota Corolla.

A patrol officer spotted the car near Las Vegas Boulevard and Windmill Lane, when the driver abruptly turned onto eastbound Windmill Lane across two lances of traffic. The officer tried to pull the driver over, but the driver would not pull over, instead he sped off.

The officers pursued the driver. Another officer tried to stop the car by using a pursuit intervention technique or PIT maneuver. The driver of the car sped up to avoid police. At that point, the car left the road, went over a curb and hit a concrete and wrought-iron wall.

Henderson Police looking for man who robbed casino

Henderson Police looking for man who robbed casino

Henderson Police are looking for a man who robbed a casino.

According to police, the man approached a female employee behind the Wildfire Casino, 2551 Anthem Village Drive, at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4. He threatened her with a gun and made her go into the casino with him, police said.

He forced her to lay on the floor while he took money. He left through the back door.

The man police are looking for is described as a black man in his 40s, 5 foot 6 and 160 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing khaki shorts, brown polo-style striped shirt, white shoes and a tan fisherman's cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.  

Henderson Police arrest man in connection with home burglaries

Henderson Police arrest man in connection with home burglaries

Henderson Police and Metro Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of  home burglaries in both Henderson and Las Vegas.

According to police, 36-year-old Michael Hoffman was arrested March 25 after crime scene analysts connected him to a Las Vegas burglary scene through DNA. His DNA profile was already in the system because of an extensive criminal history.

After he was arrested, police searched his home and found evidence linking him to home burglaries around southern Nevada. They also found his red Ford F-150 pickup truck, which witnesses reported seeing in the areas of the burglaries.

Police say Hoffman would enter through the back of the house and grab whatever he could find in 20 to 30 seconds. He stole items that were small and easy to carry, like jewelry and cash.

Police Looking for Large Man Who Robbed Store

Police Looking for Large Man Who Robbed Store

Henderson Police are searching for a man who used a small moped to get away following a jewelry store robbery last week.

According to police, the suspect robbed a store near the Galleria at Sunset mall on Thursday, Feb. 27. There is no word on what was stolen.

No weapon was used and no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a black man weighing 300 pounds and he has a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black jacket, blue jeans, dark blue baseball cap and black-framed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Man Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

Man Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

A Las Vegas man is under arrest on charges of impersonating a police officer.

According to Henderson Police, 44-year-old Lawrence DiVetro has been booked into the Henderson Detention Center on charges of impersonating an officer, burglary and kidnapping.

Police said DiVetro demanded a sexual favor from a massage parlor worker at Sunset Spa, which is located on Sunset Road. When the masseuse refused, he told her he was a Henderson Police officer and she was under arrest, police said.

He detained her, but eventually told her he would need to talk to his supervisor. At that point, he left the building and did not return, according to detectives.

When police found DiVetro, he had a gold badge and handcuffs in the seat of his car. He admitted that he did show the woman a badge but said it was to prevent a crime after he was offered sexual favors.