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PD: Officer dragged by driver during traffic stop

A Metro Police officer is recovering after getting dragged by a suspect.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Desert Inn Road and S. Decatur Boulevard. According to Metro, the officer pulled the driver over before she decided to take off dragging the officer.

The officer was dragged for a short distance, and suffered some minor abrasions and road rash, police said.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

There wasn't any other information released.

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PD: Officer dragged by driver during traffic stop

A Metro Police officer is recovering after getting dragged by a suspect.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Desert Inn Road and S. Decatur Boulevard. According to Metro, the officer pulled the driver over before she decided to take off dragging the officer.

The officer was dragged for a short distance, and suffered some minor abrasions and road rash, police said.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Arville Street.

There wasn't any other information released.

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Bars targeted by armed robbers, bartenders worry about safety

A series of robberies has some valley bartenders on edge. Police said armed men recently targeted three small bars in east Las Vegas, and they may be connected.

The first robbery happened at Old Vegas Tavern near the intersection of E. Desert Inn Road and S. Sandhill Road. The second robbery occurred near S. Nellis and E. Charleston boulevards. The third incident happened on Nellis Boulevard near Desert Inn Road.

8 News NOW was first alerted to the robberies when some of the bartenders reached out to 8 News NOW because they were concerned for their safety. There are even surveillance photos of the crime circulating in a Facebook group made up of local bartenders and servers... Read More

1 hospitalized after car crashes into apartment building

Metro Police are investigating an incident in which a car crashed into a building.

It happened in the 4800 block of E. Sahara Avenue near Nellis Boulevard around 1:37 p.m.

One person was taken to Sunrise Hospital, but their condition is unknown at this time.

There wasn't any other information released.

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Person stabbed, fire set near Oakey Blvd. and Burham Ave.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescued worked a fire Monday near E. Oakey Boulevard and Burham Avenue.

However, it looks like the fire may have been started to cover up a crime scene.

According to Metro Police, a person who had been stabbed was found in the structure.

There isn't anyone in custody, and there wasn't any information released about the person stabbed.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said when firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was fully involved with smoke and flames.

One person was taken to the hospital, but the extent of that person's injuries are unclear. ... Read More

Residents still shaken up over vehicle that crashed into home

A valley family experienced a terrifying moment Tuesday night when a car crashed through their home.

It happened near the intersection near Cabana Drive and E. Twain Avenue. Police said people were inside the home, in bed, when it happened. A portion of one of the walls of the home was comptely destroyed. That area's been boarded up, but the homeowner will have to fix the house before they can move back into the property.

The driver of the car was hurt in the crash and taken to the hospital, but she's expected to be okay. Another woman inside the home when it happened received some scrapes from the wreck, but she was treated at the scene.

Metro Police believes the driver may have been impaired at the time of the crash. No word on charges... Read More

Burglary suspect shot by property manager, suspect ID'd

8 News NOW has learned more about a deadly confrontation between a property management team and a suspected burglar.

The incident unfolded Wednesday evening near the intersection of Mountain Vista Street and E. Viking Road.

Metro Police said it all started as a burglary call to a home in the 4500 block of E. Viking Road. Police said a property manager was called after a locksmith called the property manger to tell him someone was inside the house.

When the property manager arrived, he noticed someone in the back yard of the home.

"They don't go into the house, they check the front of the house, said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro Police. "They go into the backyard the male has a confrontation with a black male in his 20s."

Officers said the property manager got into a struggle with the suspected burglar, identified as 27-year-old Victor Lamar Jones by the Clark County Coroner's Office. Police sid the property manager shot him... Read More