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Mother accused of killing child is 7-months pregnant

A local woman arrested for the death of her child is 7-months pregnant, according to an arrest report released Wednesday.

Before the death of her 2-year-old child, Metro Police said Jazmin Ramirez, 29, had four prior Child Protective Services complaints against her from 2008-2010. Two of the complaints involving her 9-year-old son were substantiated for neglected, police said.

Henderson Police said on March 10, at about 10 p.m., Ramirez called 911 operators stating that her 2-year-old son wasn't breathing. The child was taken by ambulance to St. Rose Dominican Hospital-Siena Campus, and shortly after, he was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where the brain injuries were discovered.

Ramirez told officers her child received the injuries when he fell from a bed earlier in the day, but detectives say she caused the injuries that led to the child's death. Henderson Police said the boy died three days later due to the injuries to his brain... Read More

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Police arrest mother for killing 2-year-old child

The mother of a child who died from critical brain injuries last month was arrested by Henderson Police Tuesday. Detectives say 29-year-old Jazmin Ramirez caused the injuries that led to the death of her 2-year-old-son.

The child died from his injuries in the hospital on March 13. Henderson Police said on March 10, at about 10 p.m., Ramirez called 911 operators stating that her two-year-old son wasn't breathing.

The child was taken by ambulance to St. Rose Dominican Hospital-Siena Campus, and shortly after, he was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where the brain injuries were discovered.

Ramirez told officers her child received the injuries when he fell from a bed earlier in the day. Henderson Police said the boy died three days later due to the injuries to his brain... Read More

2 arrested for 'Jugging,' trending crime among accused thieves

Henderson Police arrested two men for committing a growing crime around the country.

Cedric Ray Henderson, 27, and Ladarian Glenn, 25, were arrested for stalking people before breaking into their vehicles and stealing large amounts of cash. According to law enforcement, the crime trend is called "Jugging."

Henderson Police said the suspects would target the victims as they left the bank with a bank bag or bank envelope. The suspects would then follow the victims to their next stop or destination, and break into the victim's vehicle and steal the cash that they had stashed under a seat or in a trunk.

"We saw a number of incidents since last summer and knew that there would be another round of victims if we didn't stop these suspects," Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. "It was the good work of Henderson Police officers who caught the suspects to hold them accountable for what they have done."... Read More

Man accused of shooting, killing man in Henderson arrested by police

A 38-year-old man wanted in connection with the killing of another man was arrested Friday afternoon in Henderson.

Gerald Polk, a four-time convicted felon, is being held in the Henderson Detention Center on the following charges:

Open murder

Possessing a firearm by a prohibited person and possessing narcotics for sale

Polk is accused of shooting the man in the stairwell of the Lakewood Cove apartment complex after a verbal dispute. The victim was shot in buttocks and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Polk is accused of shooting and killing a 32-year-old man who was found at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning at the Lakewood Cove Apartments located in the 1100 block of Center Street.

Henderson Police said officers were following up on a tip when they found Polk in the 500 block of Holick Avenue in Henderson. Polk was arrested at that location around 10:30 a.m... Read More

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2 dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

Henderson Police investigated the death of a 55-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide.

According to officers, the couple was found around 2:50 p.m. lying in the desert area near the intersection of East Larson Lane and Gilespie Street. A person walking by noticed the man lying on the ground next
to a silver Chevrolet Cruz.

Henderson Police said the passerby tried to get a response from the man, but couldn't so he called the police. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they pronounced the man dead, right before they found the woman's body.

Both the male and female appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

The names of the couple will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Officer pending next of kin notification... Read More

Authorities name man dead after 5-vehicle crash in Henderson

Authorities have identified a 54-year-old man who was pronounced dead after a five-vehicle crash in Henderson.

The Clark County coroner said Tuesday that Paul John Petronsky Jr. of Henderson died after the crash about 1:45 p.m. Monday at Warm Springs Road and Stephanie Street. Officials say it will take several weeks to determine his cause of death.

Henderson police say another man was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus for treatment of injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening. His name wasn't made public.

Police say Petronsky may have had a medical episode before the BMW he was driving hit other vehicles.

Paramedics weren't able to resuscitate Petronsky. He was pronounced dead at nearby Henderson Hospital... Read More

1 killed in crash near Stephanie and Warm Springs; area expected to be closed for hours

Henderson Police investigated a fatal crash near N. Stephanie Street and W. Warm Springs Road Monday afternoon. Officers said the intersection is expected to be closed for the next several hours.

According to police, two people were hurt in the multiple-vehicle crash, but are said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to St. Rose and Henderson hospitals.

Police said the one person killed died at the scene.

The exact cause of the crash is unknown.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll have the latest on the crash in a live report on 8 News NOW at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m... Read More