Breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for April 20, 2017.
Las Vegas police confirmed that a female pedestrian died after being hit by a car on Spring Mountain Road. READ MORE.
Las Vegas police are investigating a crash where a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Spring Mountain Road, near Stober Boulevard, which is between Decatur Boulevard and Arville Street. Spring Mountain is closed in both directions. Injuries are currently unknown.
Henderson police said two officers were in an unmarked vehicle when they pulled a woman over for a traffic stop on the 215 near Valle Verde Drive. The vehicle that crashed into the police vehicle pushed the car into the officers. Both officers received leg injuries and were transported to Sunrise Hospital. The woman they pulled over was also taken to Sunrise Hospital in unknown condition. The driver of the vehicle that hit them was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Around 9:30 p.m., a Henderson police officer had pulled over a car on the 215 beltway westbound, near Valle Verde Drive, when the police vehicle was hit from behind. Three total vehicles were involved. Injuries are unknown at this time.
The fire is out at Aladdin Lane. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reports one person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The person's condition is non-life threatening. Officials said the fire was started in a bedroom by a candle. There is an estimated $40,000 in damage. Four adults were displaced.
UPDATE: Fire is OUT, 1 person to Hosp for smoke inhalation-non life threatening, bedroom fire - gutted, $40K dmg, Candle started. PIO1 pic.twitter.com/8COWeVtP12— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 21, 2017
Two smoke victims are being treated after a fire at 4728 Aladdin Lane, which is near Pennwood Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.
F3H 4728 Aladdin Ln Hvy fire/smoke 1-sto house, 2 smoke victims being treated, water on fire, PIO1— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 21, 2017
UPDATE: Have KNOCKDOWN on the fire. PIO1 pic.twitter.com/xE0tAtnYrR— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 21, 2017
A person was hit by a Las Vegas police vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Police said officers tried to pull a vehicle over as it was entering Interstate 15 at Charleston Boulevard while on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The passenger in the vehicle jumped out and over a small retaining wall and ran down the side of the freeway embankment. While officers were searching for the passenger, the man ran out from a hiding area and was hit by a marked police vehicle. The man suffered minor injuries and was transported to University Medical Center. Three people were taken into custody as a result of the stop.
Clark County officials confirmed that the animal is not a capybara but rather a Patagonian mara, a large rodent. READ MORE.
Las Vegas police assisted Animal Control with the capturing of an exotic animal, believed to be a capybara, starting around 2:10 p.m. in the 2600 block of South Decatur Boulevard, near Sahara Avenue. The animal has since been caught.
Animal control catches an exotic South American animal running around a strip mall @ sahara & Decatur. pic.twitter.com/u2EbbjWssh— Christopher King (@ChrisKTNV) April 20, 2017
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the two fires this morning are not related. Both fires took place in vacant buildings. However, squatters may have caused both fires.
2 buildings within a block of each other caught fire on Thursday morning. One fire is at 2401 Sunrise Ave., (4-plex) and the other fire is at 2414 Ogden Ave. (vacant house). No injuries reported at this time.
F3H 2414 Ogden Ave fire in 1-sto vacant house, water on fire, primary-all clear, ventilation-effective, KNOCKDOWN, no inj's PIO1 pic.twitter.com/qlpYs23scv— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 20, 2017
UPDATE OGDEN AVE: Fire is OUT, cause U/I, no inj's, investigations on scene, crews picking up. PIO1 pic.twitter.com/KyKr4o28MO— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) April 20, 2017
A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a truck shortly after April 19 near Oso Blanca and Elkhorn roads in Centennial Hills area. Police say it appears a truck turned in front of truck. Initially, it was not believed the motorcyclist's injuries were life threatening, but Las Vegas police were informed this morning that the motorcyclist died. This is the 40th traffic-related fatality this year.
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Navajo County Sheriff's officials say a man and woman have been arrested after 18 pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden in their vehicle.
A woman who milked people out of $130,000 by falsely claiming to have breast cancer has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail.