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Judge's Son Will Stand Trial for Bellagio Robbery

LAS VEGAS  -- The man facing charges in the $1.5 million chip heist of the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas will stand trial.

A hearing for Anthony Carleo took place Friday morning at Las Vegas Justice Court and the Justice of Peace said Carleo will stand trial. Carleo's defense attorney asked that all eight counts against Carleo be dropped. The judge did drop one weapon charge.

An arraignment hearing in District Court was set for April 21.

Police say the 29-year-old suspect, who is the son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad, waved a gun before swiping $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio in December.

Carleo faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, assault, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon for the Dec. 14 robbery. Police say Carleo wore a motorcycle helmet during the crime and made his escape on a motorcycle.

Raid at Homeowners Association

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the FBI, served a warrant at the Paradise Spa Homeowners Association on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Serene Avenue.

AG investigators were looking for records of the HOA. Residents allege HOA board members have embezzled more than $1 million of their money. Many of the people who live at Paradise Spa are elderly. They say they pay $160 a month in HOA fees but there is nothing to show for it.

Several units were destroyed by two fires in 2009 and 2010 and the insurance company paid $842,000 but nothing has been repaired.

Eighty-five-year-old Iris Hokanson wants to know what happened to that money. "I heard it went to California, but it was not used on our building. They have not rebuilt it, they have not done anything. Then they came and stole all the guts out of the building," she said.

Inmate Walks Away from Corrections Facility

Inmate Walks Away from Corrections Facility

Inmate Terrel Tiffith (pictured) walked away from the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Facility on Tuesday. Tiffith is a 26-year-old black man, 5-foot-9 and approximately 160 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. Tiffith was serving a 24-60 month sentence for conspiracy/violent crime. He was received from Clark County.

Anyone with information regarding Tiffith should contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 229-3111.

Three Vegas Airport Techs Accused of Theft, Sabotage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas authorities say three technicians at McCarran International Airport are accused of stealing electronic gear and sabotaging a security camera in a building where they worked.

An airport spokeswoman said Friday that 39-year-old Matthew Charniga and 34-year-old Joseph Cordova were fired as a result of the criminal investigation and resulting charges.

Their supervisor, 34-year-old Chad Norton, is on paid leave pending a resolution to the criminal case and an airport investigation.

Airport spokeswoman Elaine Sanchez said airport officials called in Metro police to help with the investigation.

She says security monitoring is handled by the Transportation Security Administration and a separate division within the airport -- not information technology employees.

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

Free Self-Defense Class Offered Saturday

Battle Born Defense Tactics school is offering a free women's self defense class at noon Saturday in honor of April being Sexaul Assault Awareness month. 

The class will teach women defense and escape tactics in the event they were to be grabbed against their will. Women will learn how to use their bodies as tools and weapons to defend against an attack. The class will be taught by Krav Maga certified instructors. Krav Maga is one of the most lethal forms of hand-to-hand combat in the world.  

Additionally, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, women can train for free at Battle Born Defense Tactics throughout the month of April. 

The school is located at 6680 Amelia Earhart Ct. in Las Vegas. For enrollment or questions, contact Battle Born Defense Tactics at 492-0211.

Zipline Ride Fundraiser to Benefit Slain Cab Driver

Zipline Ride Fundraiser to Benefit Slain Cab Driver

Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold a day-long fundraiser Monday with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the Professional Drivers Association and the family of slain cab driver Tesfaye Arze.

Zipline rides cost $15 from noon until 6 p.m., and $20 from 6 p.m. until midnight. All proceeds will be split evenly to benefit the Professional Drivers Association and the family of Arze. Arze, 30, was killed while on duty in the early morning hours on March 4 in an alleged attempted robbery.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience most recently donated $15,000 to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Arrest Report Details Deputy District Attorney's Alleged Drug Buy

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County prosecutor who handled some of Las Vegas' most high-profile drug cases was arrested over the weekend for allegedly buying crack cocaine from a street dealer.

Chief Deputy District Attorney David Schubert was arrested Saturday around 5 p.m. on drug charges in a neighborhood east of the Las Vegas Strip. According to the arrest report, police say a plainclothes officer was patrolling near Lisbon and Cambridge when he saw a BMW stop and pick up a person.

Read the Arrest Report

In the arrest report, the alleged drug dealer who got into Schubert's car told police that Schubert has visited the neighborhood near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway about three or four times a week to buy cocaine over the past six to seven months. He told police he knew Schubert by the name Joe.