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Two Teens Arrested in Assault and Robbery

Two teens are under arrest in connection with an assault and robbery of a mentally challenged teen.

According to Henderson Police, a 14-year-old Henderson boy and a 15-year-old Las Vegas boy were arrested and charged on robbery charges.

Police say the two boys targeted a 16-year-old mentally challenged boy, who was walking through a shopping center at Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road.

The suspects followed the victim and when he was between two businesses, they grabbed him, punched him in face, and took his shoes, hat and cellphone, police said.

Witnesses told detectives the boys ran toward a nearby apartment complex.

Both suspects were seen on surveillance video in the shopping center before the robbery. One of the suspects admitted to the assault and robbery, police said.

The names of the suspect and their mug shots are not being released because they are being charged as juveniles. 

Henderson Police Looking for Witnesses to Lewdness Crimes

Henderson Police Looking for Witnesses to Lewdness Crimes

Henderson Police want to know if a man accused of committing lewd acts in a park is involved in any more crimes.

Officers arrested Franke J. Saunders, 18 of Henderson last week. The investigation started in September, when two women called police to report that a naked man was in the bushes committing lewd acts.

Police identified the suspect as Saunders and arrested him at his parents' home, which is near the park.

According to police, Saunders admitted he would run through the park and other places naked. He also told police that he had committed other acts of indecent exposure and behavior but would not go into detail.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed any acts by Saunders to call police. The suspect may have been running or skateboarding naked through parks over the past several months.

Saunders is 5 foot 9 and weighs between 160 and 190 pounds. He has a light brown complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks.


Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Independence Day brings plenty of parties and celebrations, and Henderson Police want people to have fun responsibly.

Henderson Police will be joined by other area law enforcement agencies for the holiday weekend in an enforcement effort against drunk driving.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 66 of 259 deaths on state roads last year, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. Of the 124 people killed this year, alcohol is cited as a factor in 29 cases.

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

Marijuana Grow Operation Busted

Marijuana Grow Operation Busted

Metro Police busted a marijuana grow operation at a home near Wigwam Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to police, the house was found after a call Thursday morning reporting a suspicious person at the house.

Narcotic investigators were called to the scene.

Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project

Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project

Rating customer service is commonplace in many industries, but public safety is not one of them.

That will change later this year in Henderson, as police will be the subject of a national study.

Henderson was selected as one of 100 police departments nationwide to participate in a Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice-funded research project.

Starting later this summer, anyone who interacts with Henderson officers might be asked to rate their interaction with the officers as part of the National Police Research Platform developed and overseen by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check


Four Henderson businesses sold alcohol to minors last weekend in the police department’s latest sting operation.

Police officers conducted compliance checks at 78 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the city of Henderson early Sunday. Of the 78 establishments, 74 did not sell alcohol to the underage person.

The businesses that failed were:

  • CVS, 1551 W. Sunset Road
  • Green Valley Grocery, 902 S. Boulder Highway
  • Lee’s Discount Liquor, 4427 E. Sunset Road
  • Whole Foods, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway

The clerks are subject to a citation for serving an underage person and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. The owners or managers of a business that fails a second or third time can also be issued a citation and could face the revocation of their business license. Businesses that fail an alcohol compliance check generally are rechecked at some time in the future.