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Police Search for Suspects in String of Robberies

Henderson Police are searching for suspects in a string of robberies at apartment complex parking lots.

Police say there have been at least five robberies around the city since late February. The robberies have followed the same pattern. Two suspects approach a victim and demand the person’s wallet or purse. On occasion, the suspects have pointed a handgun at the victim.

Police are describing the suspects as black men in their early 20s. They are 5-foot-8 to 6-foot tall and 140 to 150 pounds. Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Henderson Police at 702-267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following:

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes Offered

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes Offered

 

Henderson Police now offer a way to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs in boxes at five locations.

The bright yellow prescription drug drop boxes were installed in the lobbies of the three Henderson Police stations, the Henderson Detention Center and the Community Relations Unit inside the Galleria at Sunset. The secure boxes will be emptied regularly and the drugs incinerated.

The drop boxes not only give people a secure, legal and anonymous way to safely dispose of unused medications, but they also help keep the drugs out of the hands of those who might abuse them and keep the drugs from going into the water system.

The drop boxes are locked and secured to the floor at each location. The Clark County Water Reclamation District donated the drop boxes and had them installed at the Henderson locations.

Residents can dispose of the medicines in the drop boxes located in the lobbies at the follow locations:

Online Reporting Now Available for Some Minor Crimes

Online Reporting Now Available for Some Minor Crimes

 

Henderson residents have a new do-it-yourself option for reporting minor crimes.

Beginning today, victims of non-emergency crimes will be able file their reports with the Henderson Police online. With the new system, people will not have to wait for an officer to respond or for a call back. A report can be filed at any time using the online reporting system for such crimes as accidents on private property, minor theft, lost property, vandalism and some burglaries.

“Henderson residents are some of the most technologically savvy people in the country and this new service will allow them to file their reports when it is convenient for them.” Police Chief Jutta Chambers said. “Online police report filing is a great example of how the city of Henderson uses technology to improve our services, accessibility and responsiveness to our citizens.”

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Henderson police are searching for a man who robbed a bank on Friday.

The robbery happened at the Nevada State Bank branch on Eastern Avenue and Grand Hills Drive. The suspect jumped over the teller’s counter and asked the teller where the money was. She pointed to a drawer. The suspect took money from that drawer and two others. The suspect jumped back over the counter and left. He never showed a weapon and no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a male between 5 foot-5 and 5 foot-9, and 250 pounds. He was wearing a dark stocking over his face, blue baseball cap, blue jacket, jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Henderson police at 267-4750 or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Getting a Jump on the New Cell Phone Law

Getting a Jump on the New Cell Phone Law

Henderson Police today announced they will get a head start on the new state law governing cell phone use while driving.

Department officers will no longer use handheld cell phones and text while driving on duty except in emergencies.

Although a new law banning the use of handheld cell phones provides an exemption for police officers on duty to use handheld cell phones, Chief Jutta Chambers said she wants Henderson to lead by example.

The new department policy mirrors the state law banning the use of handheld devices. Chief Chambers signed the new policy which goes into effect today, two months before the new state law. The new law banning the use of handheld cell phones or other handheld devices to talk, type or read will start on Oct. 1 with police officers issuing warnings. Starting Jan. 1, officers will start issuing tickets.

Suspects in Bus Stop Shooting, Robbery Sought

Suspects in Bus Stop Shooting, Robbery Sought

Henderson Police are seeking the public’s help to identify two suspects who shot and robbed a 17-year-old boy sitting at a bus stop.

The teen was sitting at the bus stop on Green Valley Parkway near Silver Springs Parkway around 6 a.m.on June 19, waiting for a bus to go home. The teen said he was sitting there with his eyes closed listening to music.