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Barricade situation ends peacefully in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A section of a Henderson neighborhood was closed briefly for a barricade situation on Wednesday.

Police and SWAT were called to a home in the 2300 block of Richard Dr. just before noon. Police said the person, who has not been identified, surrendered peacefully around 3 p.m.

No other details were available.

Mental evaluation being sought in Las Vegas roommate death case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense lawyer is seeking a mental health evaluation for a 40-year-old man accused of beating a 51-year-old woman to death, then spending several days with her corpse before turning himself in to Las Vegas police.

Deputy Clark County Public Defender Scott Coffee said Monday he's investigating whether Tobey Michael Gibeson is competent to face criminal charges in the April 17 slaying of Gail J. Stepien.

A judge on Friday scheduled a May 29 preliminary hearing for Gibeson on a felony murder charge.

Stepien's body was discovered last Wednesday, two weeks after moving with Gibeson into an apartment near Boulder Highway casinos.

Gibeon told police he attacked Stepien with a whiskey bottle and stomped on her head early April 17, and later wrapped her body in a deflated water bed.

Coroner: Henderson man died from gunshot wounds

HENDERSON, Nev. – Police are investigating the shooting death of a Henderson man who was found in his home Saturday morning.

The Clark County Coroners office has unidentified the man as Charles Schroeder, 66, of Henderson. He died from gunshot wounds to his torso.

Schroeder was found dead in his home in the 2800 block of Hartwick Pines Drive around 11 a.m. Police said his family requested a welfare check of his home when they could not reach him by phone.

Police say they do not know when the man died.

Police are urging anyone with information on this death to call the Henderson Police Department at (702)267-4750. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

Motorcyclist killed in crash at Boulder and Sunset identified

HENDERSON, Nev. – A motorcycle rider died Friday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a light pole.

Jesus Munguia, 23, was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle east bound on Sunset Road past Boulder Highway around 5:45 p.m. when he lost control. Authorities say the motorcycle missed a curve, veered too far left and struck the curb of the center median. Munguia, who was the sole occupant, was separated from the motorcycle and struck a light pole. He died from his injuries at the scene.

Police say that a high rate of speed and reckless riding appear to be factors in the crash. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in this incident. The roadway was closed for about three hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.

Munguia's death was the fifth traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.

Bail set at $100K for teacher accused of sexual assault

Kelly Hoffman

 HENDERSON, Nev. -- Bail was set at $100,000 for a substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student.

Kelly Hoffman appeared via video conference at the Henderson Justice Court on Monday.

Metro Police arrested Hoffman last week after receiving allegations of sexual assault and other charges involving a student.

According to the district, Hoffman substituted at Green Valley, Coronado, Basic, Chaparral, Southeast Career and Technical, Las Vegas Academy and Boulder City High School.

Police are concerned there could be other victims. If you believe your child was a victim, you are asked to contact Metro at (702)828-3421 or Crime Stoppers at 702)385-5555.

CCSD trustee stands behind reassigned Dooley principal

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A trustee at the Clark County School District has chosen to stand behind the Dooley Elementary School principal who was reassigned to a position in the district office after being accused of bullying her staff.

Trustee Deanna Wright spoke with parents behind closed doors Tuesday at a community forum. Wright says after an investigation, the bullying claims against Shannon Schumm were unfounded. Wright's stance has upset some parents.

"They've continued to bring concerns, and we were listening,” Wright said.

Free cone day Tuesday at most local Ben & Jerry's

LAS VEGAS — Most of the local Ben & Jerry's in the valley will participate in the shop's annual "Free Cone Day" on Tuesday.

To get in on the action, you can visit the following participating locations from noon to 8 p.m.:

  • The Shops at Green Valley Ranch, Henderson
  • Miracle Mile Shops, Las Vegas
  • Sunset Station, Henderson
  • Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas 

If you live outside of Las Vegas, here's where you can find if your local shop is participating.