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Metro Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Las Vegas Metro police officer has been arrested for domestic violence. Officer Roberto Angulo was arrested by Henderson Police on Sunday.

Police say Angulo was charged with one count of domestic battery. Officer Angulo was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on Sunday morning, posted bail and was released the same day.

Metro says Officer Angulo has been with the department for five years and works out of the Downtown Area Command. He is currently on administrative leave pending further investigation.

8 News NOW will have more details tonight at 4.

 

Man Rescued After House Catches Fire at SWAT Situation

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A ferocious fireball engulfed a home near Basic High School Friday afternoon, sending a thick, black plume of smoke into the sky. A man, angry over his divorce, broke into the home, threatened to shoot police and eventually set the house on fire after a lengthy standoff.

"When we made contact with him, he threatened to shoot any officer that entered the home.  However, we continued to negotiate with him to try to end the situation peacefully," Henderson Police Department Public Information Officer Keith Paul said.

The man, identified by neighbors and family friends as 39-year-old Chad Kreiser, was alone and barricaded himself inside the home. SWAT officers surrounded the home, and negotiators tried for hours to diffuse the situation. Authorities say Kreiser finally agreed to give up, but started the fire instead.

Suspect Leads Police on a Chase Through Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A suspect led police on a chase through the valley Tuesday afternoon after carjacking a victim and trying to rob a pharmacy.

The crime spree started at a Bank of America drive-up ATM on Boulder Highway. Police say the suspect carjacked Prisialno Sandoval after failing to take his money. Sandoval says he was trying to take money out of the ATM, when the suspect pointed a gun at him.

"He pointed the gun at my chest, and he tried to take my money," Sandoval said through a translator. "Since I couldn't take out the money as fast as he wanted me to, he just told me to get out of the car, and he took off in the car."

Police say the suspect then drove the stolen SUV to Victory Pharmacy on Eastern and Flamingo, where he started making demands. This time, according to investigators, the suspect flashed his gun and slipped a note to the pharmacist, demanding Oxycontin. The pharmacist, however, was also armed.

Two More Arrests Made in Henderson Murder

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have arrested two teens for their role in the death of a man found dead in the desert.

Police arrested 18-year-old Jorge Jose Perez and a 17-year-old male on charges of murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. Perez was booked into the Henderson Detention Center and the 17-year-old, whose name is not being released because of his age, was taken to the Clark County juvenile detention facility.

Police say the two teens originally cooperated, telling investigators about the involvement of 19-year-old Russell Hultgren in the shooting death of 23-year-old Andrew Duarte. Duarte's body was found in a desert area off of Horizon Ridge Parkway.

UNLV Basketball Player Pleads No Contest

HENDERSON -- A UNLV basketball player pleaded no contest after being accused of choking his girlfriend.

Trevon Willis entered his plea Tuesday to domestic battery with strangulation, coercion and grand larceny. It incident happened in June when Willis' girlfriend called police claiming he got angry with her and began choking her.

Willis was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, pay a $340 fine, go to counseling for six months and have no contact with the victim.

Henderson Police Officer Arrested on Prostitution Charge

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It's the second mark for the Henderson Police Department in less than a month. Authorities say Henderson Police Lt. John Coggs propositioned an undercover officer posing as a prostitute in a parking lot near Las Vegas Boulevard and Craig.

According to the arrest report, Lt. Coggs was on his way to work when the undercover officer asked him if he was looking for something quick. Coggs allegedly replied that he was. Police say he then negotiated the price for oral sex down from $40 to $25.

8 News NOW went to Coggs' home seeking comment. He referred all questions to his attorney, who could not be reached for comment.

Coggs' arrest is the second in less than a month involving a Henderson Police representative. A few weeks ago, Metro arrested 34-year-old Henderson Police Officer Michael Stevens for soliciting a prostitute.

Henderson Police Officer Arrested on Prostitution Charge

HENDERSON -- A Henderson police lieutenant is facing charges for soliciting or engaging in prostitution.

John Coggs was arrested Sept. 10 by Metro Police after he allegedly attempted to pick up a female police officer posing as a prostitute.

Coggs is the second Henderson police officer arrested in recent weeks on prostitution charges.