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Police Arrest Man for Murder after Body Found

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is facing a murder charge after police say he shot a man, left him to die and then dumped his body in a desert lot.

Police received an anonymous tip Thursday that there was a body in a field along west Philadelphia Street, near the Stratosphere Casino. When officers responded, the found the body in a shallow hole wrapped in plastic.

Police called in cadaver dogs to canvass the area. The dogs led them to an apartment where they found and arrested Leonard Saint Peters.

According to the police report, St. Peters admitted he shot the man, who has not been identified, after letting him into his apartment to get food. St. Peters told police he left the man in his apartment for six days before disposing of him.

Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murder Victim

Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murder Victim

Family and friends of Amanpreet Mander are holding a candlelight vigil tonight for him. Mander was shot and killed just outside a Well Fargo Bank branch on March 30th. 

The vigil will be held where Mander lost his life in the parking lot of the bank at Eastern and Sunset at 7:30 p.m.. Police are still looking for suspects in connection with the crime. Mander's family owns the 7-11 store across the street. He was on his way to deposit money in the bank when he was robbed and shot. 

There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Part of the money for the reward was donated by United Coin Machine Company, the largest slot route operator in southern Nevada. 

Mander was 31 years old when he died. 

DMV Worker Arrested for Driver's License Fraud

DMV Worker Arrested for Driver's License Fraud

A woman accused of recuriting illegal immigrants to pay thousands of dollars for fake driver’s licenses is in jail in Henderson today.

State and federal investigators have arrested a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles technician who allegedly issued more than 200 Nevada driver’s licenses illegally.

Nancy P. Brown of Las Vegas, 28 years old, is accused of receiving compensation ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 for each license.

Brown was arrested May 5 at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, and was booked into the Henderson jail. She faces federal charges of Fraud and Theft or Bribery. Brown worked at the DMV branch on Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas and has been with the department since 2007.

Investigators with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles' Compliance Enforcement Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations say Brown worked with a series of middlemen outside the DMV to recruit immigrants and accept payments.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G

Henderson

1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

Police: Robber Leaves Chips in Las Vegas Casino Heist

LAS VEGAS--  Police say an armed man tried to scoop up poker chips, but dropped them and ran when he was confronted by a casino employee during a botched robbery overnight at a Las Vegas casino.

No shots were fired, no injuries were reported and the would-be robber escaped with nothing in the daring heist a little after midnight Wednesday at the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip. It was the third casino chip robbery in three months in Las Vegas.

A son of a local judge is facing trial in a December robbery from the Bellagio resort, and a taxi driver was arrested but a man identified as the bandit remains a fugitive in a February heist at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police Seek Help to Identify Robbery Suspect

Police Seek Help to Identify Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are working to identify a suspect in a small business robbery in the Southwest part of the valley last week.

Metro Police Investigate Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are investigating the murder of a Las Vegas woman.

Police say a man called their communications office Sunday night and confessed that he had just murdered his girlfriend inside their apartment on Harmon near Paradise.

When officers arrived, they found a woman dead from sharp force trauma to the neck.

Police arrested 37-year-old Joseph Barrera and charged him with murder with the use of a deadly weapon. He is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

The Clark County Coroners Office has not identified the victim.