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Police search for convenience store robbery suspect

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed two valley convenience stores.

According to Henderson police, the first robbery happened around 11:25 p.m. on December 16th at a store near W. Horizon Ridge Parkway and West Horizon Drive.

The suspect walked up to the clerk, opened his jacket, and displayed a large knife, said police. The suspect then handed a plastic bag to the clerk and told her to fill it with money.

A similar robbery happened at another convenience store near I-515 and E. Russell Road around 12:15 a.m. on December 11th.

Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic man in his 30s. He is 5'8'' and about 180 pounds. The suspect also has a distinctive dark goatee.

The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hoodie under a tan jacket, blue jeans, blue tennis shoes, yellow gloves and black sunglasses, said police. ... Read More

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BREAKING: Henderson man died of multiple stab wounds

The Clark County Coroner's office said the victim found dead in a Henderson home died of multiple stab wounds.

Coroner officials identified the victim Wednesday afternoon as 76-year-old Leroy Pelton. He was found dead Saturday around 7:30 p.m. inside a home in the 2500 block of Swans Chance Avenue. He was a former UNLV professor.

Neighbors requested a welfare check after the man had not been seen or heard from since early November.

Henderson Police detectives are investigating the case... Read More

Henderson community coordinates Anthem Crime Watch to prevent break-ins

After a Henderson community saw a spike in break-ins in their neighborhood, they decided to take action.

Due to the series of violent break-ins, a group of volunteers banded together with the help of the Henderson Police Department to keep an eye out for each other.

8 News NOW Reporter Nia Wong spoke with Henderson Police and representatives of the Anthem Crime Watch about how things have improved, and apparently, there hasn't been a single burglary since the group of volunteers started working with police to keep an eye out to make sure the area stays safe. ... Read More

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Sun City Anthem

A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in Sun City Anthem, Henderson Police said.

The crash happened just before 1p.m. at Sun City Anthem Drive and Hayden Creek Terrace and involved a motorcyclist and Toyota Prius.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the Prius is cooperating with the police... Read More

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3 women arrested for stealing from multiple Victoria's Secret stores

Henderson Police arrested three women in connection with stealing from multiple Victoria's Secret stores throughout the valley, including one store in Henderson.

Taja Banks, 24, Kendra Cole-Matthews, 23, and Deondra McGregory, 22, are accused of entering the Victoria's Secret store at the District at Green Valley. Officers said the women walked into the store and grabbed items from the display tables before running out of the store.

According to police, this happened on five different occasions, and the estimated loss to the stores is at about $10,000. Officers said no one was injured in the burglaries.

Cole-Matthews and McGregory were arrested around 6 p.m. in Las Vegas, in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, Nov. 27 and Banks was arrested on Wednesday night at noon near North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas without incident.

The women were booked into the Henderson Detention Center... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Urban drone test site coming to Henderson

The City of Henderson wants to lead the way in drone technology by hosting the first urban test site for unmanned aircraft in the state.

Three years ago, Nevada became one of six designated UAS test site operators. This encourages the integration of drones into air traffic systems.

On Monday, Henderson officials announced the city was picked to pave the way for commercial drone usage.

"It's a really exciting opportunity not only for the City of Henderson and Nevada State College but also for the entire state," said Keith Paul, a spokesman for the City of Henderson

According to Paul, the test site will be unique because of the obstacles the drone pilots will face.

"It's very interesting because this is not a test site that is just open space. This urban area will have obstructions and allow people to really test the uses of their unmanned systems," said Paul... Read More