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Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim

Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim

 

The family of the Henderson woman shot and killed by her ex-husband say the couple's two sons will live with her sister.

The family of 47-year-old Dr. Renee Bassett released a new picture of her and announced a trust fund will be created to help the dentist's sons go to college.

"So, I need that security. So, I can look at them and say, 'you have the same things as your new brothers.' They need that. They need that," Bassett's sister Penny Fife said.

Fife says the community has come forward to support her family, but she says there is a better option than flowers.

The family says her and her husband had been divorced for ten years. They had joint custody of the two boys.

According to police, Bassett's ex-husband came to her house near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Arroyo Grande Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The two started arguing and her husband shot her, police said.

Seven People Facing Federal Charges for Marijuana Grow Operation

Seven People Facing Federal Charges for Marijuana Grow Operation

 

Seven people are facing federal felony drug charges for running three marijuana growing operations out of houses in the Henderson and Green Valley areas.

The grand jury handed down indictments for Bruce Rogat, 64, Daniel Pinsonault, 57, Mark Pinsonault, 49, Ezekiel Parraz, 30, and Eli Pinsonault, 81, all of Henderson. Jeremy Greene-Lewis, 31, and Candice Blackwell, 29, of Las Vegas were also named in the indictment.

The defendants are charged with several drug crimes, including maintaining drug-involved premises, manufacture of controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, the operation started August 25, 2011 and continued until November 30, 2012. Prosecutors say the defendants conspired to manufacture at least 100 marijuana plants.

If convicted, the defendants face five to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million. 

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

 

Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.

Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

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

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips:

Police Highlight Poison Danger in Copper Theft

Police Highlight Poison Danger in Copper Theft

 

Henderson Police officials are using a near-miss story about poison gas and copper theft to highlight what they say is a danger of the crime.

Thieves who stole more than 500 feet of copper pipe from a cold storage facility nearly cut a pipe containing ammonia gas used for refrigeration.

Henderson Police were called to Americold storage at 830 E. Horizon Drive near Boulder Highway Tuesday afternoon after workers discovered thieves climbed onto the roof and stole 500 to 700 feet of copper pipe.

“The thieves were very lucky they didn’t cut the wrong pipe or they likely would have died from the ammonia gas,” Henderson Police Capt. Dane Mattoon said.

Henderson Man Sentenced in Player Points Scheme

 

A Henderson man will have to pay thousands of dollars in restitution and was sentenced to four years in prison for a scheme to steal free play points from thousands of casino customers.

A U.S. District judge sentenced 29-year-old Tony Ahn, a former database manager for an area casino, to prison and ordered him to pay $863,895 in restitution.

In May, Ahn pleaded guilty to charges connected to the scheme. According to the guilty plea, Ahn stole gambling account information from thousands of casino customers beginning about the summer of 2009. 

He did not have access to birth dates or social security numbers, but he was able to get their player’s club cards and the numbers needed to access the points. He then used those points to win money.

Henderson Police Arrest Two Men in Connection with Crime Spree

Henderson Police Arrest Two Men in Connection with Crime Spree

Henderson Police have arrested two men, and are seeking a third, that they say were involved in a crime spree that lasted nearly three months. Police say the men robbed several gas station convenience stores and then a casino.

The Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 21-year-old Kevin Gamboa of Henderson Wednesday at a home off Boulder Highway. He was booked on seven counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The second suspect in the case, 30-year-old Max Paez of Henderson, was arrested in June on charges unrelated to the crime spree. He has now been charged with various counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the spree.

Detectives are seeking an arrest warrant for a third suspect.

Three Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Kids

Three Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Kids

 

Clerks at three Henderson businesses were hit with citations Saturday night for allowing minors to purchase alcohol.

Henderson Police officers conducted checks of underage alcohol compliance at local stores. Officers from the Community Relations Unit, with the assistance of underage volunteers, checked 89 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the city of Henderson. Of these, 86 did not sell alcohol to the underage person.

The businesses that failed were: