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Henderson Police Search for Men Who Robbed Video Game Stores

Henderson Police Search for Men Who Robbed Video Game Stores

Henderson Police are looking for two men who robbed two Game Stop stores and tried rob another in January.

According to police, the men robbed two different Game Stop locations and tried to rob another store on three different dates, Jan. 15, 18 and 19.  The first robbery and the attempted robbery involved just one man. The third robbery involved both men.

In each robbery, the men entered the store, confronted the clerk with a handgun then demanded money and electronics.  

In the first and third robbery, the men were able to get away with money. During the attempted robbery, the cashier could not open the register and the man left.

The first man is described as a black man in his early 20s. He is between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 with an average build. The second man is black man also in his early 20s. He is between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 with an average build.

Suspect Arrested in String of Robberies

Suspect Arrested in String of Robberies

Henderson Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of robberies at retail and convenience stores.

According to police, 42-year-old Brandon Sprout was arrested Friday after he tried to rob a Target.

When police searched Sprout's apartment, they say they found evidence linking him to two robbery and two attempted robbery cases that happened between Dec. 13 and Jan. 3.

In each incident, police say the suspect approached an employee, threatened them with a knife and demanded cash. In the two robberies, the suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. In the two attempted robberies, he left empty handed. No one was hurt in any of the robberies.

The businesses that were targeted was a Metro Pizza, a Rebel gas station, a Target store and a Walgreens drugstore.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police, at (702) 267-4793, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Henderson Police Looking for Witnesses to Lewdness Crimes

Henderson Police Looking for Witnesses to Lewdness Crimes

Henderson Police want to know if a man accused of committing lewd acts in a park is involved in any more crimes.

Officers arrested Franke J. Saunders, 18 of Henderson last week. The investigation started in September, when two women called police to report that a naked man was in the bushes committing lewd acts.

Police identified the suspect as Saunders and arrested him at his parents' home, which is near the park.

According to police, Saunders admitted he would run through the park and other places naked. He also told police that he had committed other acts of indecent exposure and behavior but would not go into detail.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed any acts by Saunders to call police. The suspect may have been running or skateboarding naked through parks over the past several months.

Saunders is 5 foot 9 and weighs between 160 and 190 pounds. He has a light brown complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks.

 

Las Vegas Man Arrested for Peddling Counterfeit Goods

Las Vegas Man Arrested for Peddling Counterfeit Goods

A Las Vegas man is under arrest on charges of peddling counterfeit high-end clothing.

Henderson Police arrested 44-year-old Gregory D. Jones on 13 felony counts of selling, displaying or advertising goods with false trademarks.

Detectives found Jones through a online classified advertisement that offered True Religion clothing for low prices. Detectives set up a meeting with the suspect to buy a pair of jeans, a Gucci belt and a Michael Kors purse for $200, which is well below the actual price for the items made by the designers.

Once the items were bought, detectives determined they were counterfeit. Police served a search warrant for Jones home and at a store on the 300 block of East Warm Springs Road.

According to police, they found several hundred pieces of clothing and accessories that they believe are counterfeit.

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Independence Day brings plenty of parties and celebrations, and Henderson Police want people to have fun responsibly.

Henderson Police will be joined by other area law enforcement agencies for the holiday weekend in an enforcement effort against drunk driving.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 66 of 259 deaths on state roads last year, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. Of the 124 people killed this year, alcohol is cited as a factor in 29 cases.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project

Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project

Rating customer service is commonplace in many industries, but public safety is not one of them.

That will change later this year in Henderson, as police will be the subject of a national study.

Henderson was selected as one of 100 police departments nationwide to participate in a Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice-funded research project.

Starting later this summer, anyone who interacts with Henderson officers might be asked to rate their interaction with the officers as part of the National Police Research Platform developed and overseen by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

 

Four Henderson businesses sold alcohol to minors last weekend in the police department’s latest sting operation.

Police officers conducted compliance checks at 78 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the city of Henderson early Sunday. Of the 78 establishments, 74 did not sell alcohol to the underage person.

The businesses that failed were:

  • CVS, 1551 W. Sunset Road
  • Green Valley Grocery, 902 S. Boulder Highway
  • Lee’s Discount Liquor, 4427 E. Sunset Road
  • Whole Foods, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway

The clerks are subject to a citation for serving an underage person and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. The owners or managers of a business that fails a second or third time can also be issued a citation and could face the revocation of their business license. Businesses that fail an alcohol compliance check generally are rechecked at some time in the future.