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Police arrest 6 suspects accused of multiple burglaries in Henderson

Police have arrested six people in connection with multiple burglaries to homes in Henderson.

Henderson Police arrested 19-year-old Jacque Plant, 19-year-old Michael Gale, 21-year-old Adolphus Newell, 37-year-old Dennis Felton, 20-year-old Donique Divers, and 25-year-old Reinaldo Estrada-Hernandez.

Authorities said they received tips, video surveillance, and photographs from citizens reporting suspicious activity, which aided in capturing the suspects.

"It's a sad situation to be in especially for people who are elderly, people that are by themselves, it's just an awful thing to have to go through," resident Christina Gavlak said.

At least 15 homes were burglarized, but that number could grow, according to public information officer Scott Williams. Investigators are also working with Metro Police as the suspects could be tied to incidents throughout the valley. ... Read More

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WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Henderson City leaders pass 6-month marijuana moratorium

Henderson City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a six-month marijuana moratorium.

The decision was made at the city council meeting. Council members are waiting to see what kind of regulations are going to come from the state, but the moratorium can be eliminated at any time.

8 News Now reporter Brittany Edney has the story... Read More

Bail set at $250k for psychologist accused of murder

A local psychologist charged with murder in the death of his attorney wife appeared in Henderson Justice Court Monday morning.

Dr. Gregory "Brent" Dennis, 54, made his first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. His bail was set at $250,000.

He is accused of killing his wife Susan Winters two years ago. Her death was initially ruled as a suicide.

Dennis' attorney said, Dennis will post bail later in the day. The judge ordered Dennis to surrender his passport and not travel out of state.

The Winters family, who initiated a private investigation against Dennis after Susan Winters' death, felt the bail was too low... Read More

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Murder victim's family wants psychologist stripped of licens

The 8 News NOW has learned more about the evidence linking a Henderson psychologist to the 2015 death of his wife.

Dr. Brent Dennis is accused of killing Susan Winters. The 8 News NOW I-Team discovered that Henderson homicide detectives compiled a highly detailed case against Dr. Dennis. Winters who was an attorney's death was originally labeled a suicide.

Detectives said the motive was money.

Winters' family said they've uncovered Dennis had a drug habit. They said he even admitted to using cocaine before meeting with patients as a psychologist.

8 News Now Reporter Mauricio Marin has more on how Winters' family has worked to get the doctor stripped of his medical license. ... Read More

Henderson Police arrest Doctor for wife's killing

Henderson Police have arrested Gregory Brent Dennis in connection with the death of his wife, attorney Susan Winters.

Dennis, 54, was arrested Thursday morning near Eastern Avenue and Coronado Center Drive.

The death of Winters, 48, on Jan. 3, 2015 was initially ruled a suicide, however new information received by the Henderson Police Department prompted a re-opening of the case.

The I-Team did a story last year about the investigation into Winters' death . Winters' parents launched a private investigation into her death and filed a lawsuit against her husband who inherited a $2 million estate upon Winters' death... Read More

Henderson Police releases surveillance video of car involved in hit-and-run crash

Henderson Police released surveillance video of the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a woman severely injured.

It happened on Jan. 12 around 11:50 a.m. when the alleged hit-and-run driver's vehicle left a business located at 550 S. Boulder Hwy. The vehicle was going northbound on Boulder Highway, but police said it failed to yield to the northbound traffic, so it struck a red Chrysler Town and Country minivan causing it to rollover.

The female passenger of the Chrysler was partially ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment.

Police said the driver fled the scene of the accident, without stopping to call 911 or render any aid to the passenger in the Chrysler.

Henderson Police said it needs the public's help in identifying the driver. The vehicle, a gray 2005-2009 4-door Buick LaCrosse, was last
seen fleeing the accident southbound on Boulder Highway. ... Read More