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Breaking News for May 5

Posted at 5:39 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 10:34:49-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for May 5, 2017.

6:30 P.M.

An Uber driver was carjacked at about 6:30 p.m. Police say that the driver had just picked up passenger near Westlund Drive and Rancho drives when someone drove in front of female Uber driver, cutting her off. The suspect then pulled out a gun and took the Uber driver's vehicle. The driver and passenger were not injured.

5:04 P.M.

Police are investigating a rollover crash at 7260 West Sahara Avenue. The crash happened around 4:11 p.m. At least one person is injured.

4:55 P.M.

Firefighters say the Crestline fire caused $5,000 in damage to the outside rear of the home. The victim is suffering from critical burns to the legs and feet after trying to put out the fire with a garden hose. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

3:20 P.M.

A person was seriously burned in a fire on Friday afternoon at a home in the 300 block of Crestline Drive near Torrey Pines Drive. The fire actually started outside of the house. Firefighters are checking to make sure it did not reach the attic of the home. Victim transported to UMC Trauma.

2:45 P.M.

A semi truck crashed on Friday afternoon on southbound US93 at Lakeshore Road in Boulder City. One lane is open in each direction. The driver was not transported. Motorists should seek alternate routes. 

1:34 P.M.

A carjacking happened Friday afternoon in front of Stratosphere. A man punched someone in the face and then jumped into a minivan van and took off. He crashed the van and then tried to escape on foot. Police are still looking for the man. He is described as a white male, blond and was wearing a dark baseball cap. He was not wearing a shirt.

1:14 P.M.

After initial reports came in on Thursday of an abandoned toddler on the Fremont Street Experience, further investigation revealed that the child was never abandoned, but may have been neglected. READ MORE.

12:47 P.M.

29-year-old Osvaldo Ruiz from Las Vegas, who crashed into a concrete barrier near Eastern Avenue and Valley Street on April 16, has died from his injuries according to the Clark County Coroner. The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

12:19 P.M.

33-year-old Assuan Martinez was taken into custody on May 3 after an investigation revealed him to be a likely suspect in an infant's death in 2016. READ MORE.

5:30 A.M.

School police are investigating a burglary at Lawrence Middle School. No suspects have been located.