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Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim

Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim

 

The family of the Henderson woman shot and killed by her ex-husband say the couple's two sons will live with her sister.

The family of 47-year-old Dr. Renee Bassett released a new picture of her and announced a trust fund will be created to help the dentist's sons go to college.

"So, I need that security. So, I can look at them and say, 'you have the same things as your new brothers.' They need that. They need that," Bassett's sister Penny Fife said.

Fife says the community has come forward to support her family, but she says there is a better option than flowers.

The family says her and her husband had been divorced for ten years. They had joint custody of the two boys.

According to police, Bassett's ex-husband came to her house near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Arroyo Grande Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The two started arguing and her husband shot her, police said.

Seven People Facing Federal Charges for Marijuana Grow Operation

Seven People Facing Federal Charges for Marijuana Grow Operation

 

Seven people are facing federal felony drug charges for running three marijuana growing operations out of houses in the Henderson and Green Valley areas.

The grand jury handed down indictments for Bruce Rogat, 64, Daniel Pinsonault, 57, Mark Pinsonault, 49, Ezekiel Parraz, 30, and Eli Pinsonault, 81, all of Henderson. Jeremy Greene-Lewis, 31, and Candice Blackwell, 29, of Las Vegas were also named in the indictment.

The defendants are charged with several drug crimes, including maintaining drug-involved premises, manufacture of controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, the operation started August 25, 2011 and continued until November 30, 2012. Prosecutors say the defendants conspired to manufacture at least 100 marijuana plants.

If convicted, the defendants face five to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million. 

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

 

Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.

Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips:

Police Looking for Help to Find Person of Interest

Police Looking for Help to Find Person of Interest

 

Metro Police is searching for a person of interest in connection with a residential burglary.

According to police, several credit cards were stolen from a home near Silverado Ranch and Eastern Avenue November 15.

A few days later on November 19, one of those credit cards was used at a local convenience store. Police are now searching for the man who used that credit card. They emphasize that he is not a suspect in the case just someone with whom they would like to speak.

The person of interest is a Pacific Islander man about 35 years old. He is 5-foot-10 and 6-foot tall and weighs between 230 and 260 pounds. He has dark eyes and dark close-cropped hair, which is graying in the front. He has a tribal tattoo near his left elbow.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Financial Crimes Section at 828-3483, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.  

Las Vegas Man Facing Federal Charges from Grow House Bust

Las Vegas Man Facing Federal Charges from Grow House Bust

 

A Las Vegas man is back under arrest in connection with a massive marijuana grow house that was originally busted in November.

A drug enforcement task force known as SCORE and the FBI SWAT team arrested 55-year-old David Allen Garretson just before 6 a.m. Thursday at a home near Windmill Lane and Placid Street.

Garretson is facing numerous federal charges, including manufacturing a controlled substance, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Garretson was arrested in November on state charges stemming from the bust of a marijuana grow house at his home. According to the drug enforcement task force, marijuana plants worth $600,000, 21 firearms and $17,796 in cash were found at the house.

The state charges were later dismissed to clear the way for a federal indictment. 

Metro Police Bust Marijuana Grow House

Metro Police Bust Marijuana Grow House

Two people are under arrest after Metro Police busted a marijuana grow house Monday morning.

Police say they arrested David Garretson and Derek Parker, which they say are both ex-felons.

The raid happened at a house near Bermuda and Pebble Roads. According to police, officers found marijuana with a street value of $600,000 along with several firearms in the home.

 

Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

Henderson Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank near Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road.

The crime happened Friday at the America First Credit Union branch at 370 North Stephanie Street. Police say the suspect walked up to a teller just after 5 p.m. He handed her a note demanding money. The teller took money out of her cash drawer and gave it to the suspect. The suspect then left the bank. Eyewitnesses saw him run through the bank’s parking lot and jump over a block wall into the Adobe Ranch Apartments.

The suspect did not show the teller a weapon.

He is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He is 6-foot to 6-foot-2 and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a plaid baseball cap, yellow and green plaid shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes and black sunglasses.