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Police arrested eight people after a burglary at Desert Oasis High School at on Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Screenshot/Google)


Eight arrests were made on Thursday night after a burglary at Desert Oasis High School, according to Clark County School District police Capt. Ken Young.

The Metropolitan Police Department received a call at about 10:32 p.m. after 20-40 masked juveniles were seen on surveillance cameras running through the halls. Metro officers responded to help school district police seal off the school and detain the juveniles.

Most of the juveniles fled the scene, but eight were arrested for burglary and destruction of property, Young said.

The high school sustained some damage, but Young did not specify how much.

Contact Dana Rutkin at or 702-383-0381. Follow @danadrutkin on Twitter.


A Julio Cesar Medrano accused of filming rape/sodomy of 4-year-old girl in Las Vegas

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Clark County Detention Center. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

By Rachel Hershkovitz Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 3, 2017 – 7:00 pm


A man has been charged with raping a 4-year-old girl after a woman found child pornography in the man’s phone, Las Vegas police said.

Julio Cesar Medrano, 23, was arrested on April 21 in connection with the sexual assault.

According to arrest reports, the 30-second video reveals a man sodomizing the child. A time stamp from the video shows that the sexual assault occurred on April 3.

A tattoo on the man’s hand in the video matches a tattoo on Medrano, the report says, leading police to identify Medrano as a suspect.

He is registered under his alias “Julio Rodriguez” in the Clark County Detention Center. He is being without bail and faces child pornography and sexual assault charges.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.



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UPDATE: Police: Trump hotel arson suspect not ‘politically motivated’ –

A man accused of trying to set two fires inside the Trump International Hotel on Wednesday was not “politically motivated,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Roger Fraley, 28, was booked Thursday into the Clark County Detention Center. He is accused of leaving two toasters filled with towels and paper products in a women’s bathroom on the pool deck and on the 17th floor of the hotel in an attempt to start fires.

….Fraley’s Facebook page lists him as the CEO of Rojay Rabbit, a business that teaches customers “stealth social matrix hacking techniques” and encourages them to “see how far the rabbit hole goes.”



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( RJ ) A man was taken into custody Wednesday night after arson investigators found devices set to start two separate fires to Trump International.

The suspected arsonist is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Steve Summers said.

The fires brought more than 45 Clark County Fire Department personnel, arson investigators and Metro detectives to the hotel bearing the president’s name.

Just after 5 p.m., the Fire Department was dispatched to the hotel at 2000 Fashion Show Drive, for reports of two separate fires at the same time. Arriving firefighters found one small fire in a women’s pool deck restroom and another in the hallway of the 17th floor, the Fire Department said.

The fire on the 17th floor was extinguished by hotel security personnel and was confined to two toasters and some towels. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the restroom. The pool deck fire was also confined to two toasters and “various combustible materials,” the Fire Department said.

By 6 p.m., the Fire Department confirmed both fires were out and smoke was being cleared.

Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck said the multiple devices were placed intentionally to start the fires.

Read more: 1 in custody after fires set at Trump International


Authorities investigate a a small bathroom fire at Trump International in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Chade Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Las Vegas fire captain Richard Odell Loughry arrested, charged with child prostitution

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( RJ ) A Las Vegas fire captain was arrested Monday on charges related to the solicitation of a child for sex.

Richard Odell Loughry, 46, was jailed on charges of lewdness with a child under 14, statutory sexual seduction and soliciting or engaging in child prostitution, booking and jail records show.

Loughry has been employed by the Las Vegas Fire Department since May 5, 1997, said David Riggleman, director of communications for the city of Las Vegas.

“Obviously, those are serious charges and would be of great concern to the city, no question,” Riggleman said.

Loughry received more than $226,000 in total pay and benefits in 2016, according to

Attorney Louis Schneider represents the victim, who said she had sex with a man about six weeks ago at a firehouse after he responded to an online advertisement.

She described being walked through a garage and firehouse and into a room with a plaque on the door that read “captain’s dorm,” Schneider said. The girl also gave details about the walls and the blanket on the bed.

The attorney asked the girl to write down everything she remembered about the incident, and he reported her statement to the FBI.

“She’s traumatized,” Schneider said, “and under the full care of doctors.”

He said he was offended by the allegations in the case.

“A firehouse is a place of refuge, a safe haven staffed by men and women who risk their lives to save others,” he said.

Further details regarding the allegations that led to Loughry’s arrest were not immediately available.


Read more: Las Vegas fire captain jailed for allegedly having sex with female child at firehouse

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A devastated mother joined family and friends at a North Las Vegas vigil Sunday night to mourn the baby boy killed by a bullet before he was a month old.

Marcus Thomas Jr.; his mother, LaSharell Pope; his father, Marcus Thomas; and two children, ages 2 and 4; were inside a sedan parked outside a North Las Vegas apartment complex, when a gunman sprayed the car with bullets Saturday night.

“He didn’t even get to see Easter,” said the boy’s grandmother, LaShanda Williams.

… At about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, a person targeted a parked car with gunfire in front of The Preserve apartment complex, 2655 E. Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas police said.

One bullet hit the baby and one struck 22-year-old Thomas in the gray Chrysler four-door sedan, police said. Pope and two children, ages 2 and 4, were not hurt.

Pope tried to drive the two injured passengers to the hospital, but she crashed the Chrysler into a Nissan sedan near Craig Road and North Fifth Street, police said. The three previously uninjured occupants again escaped injury.

Gideon Villena, a 21-year-old gas station employee, was taking out the trash at the Shell gas station near the intersection when he heard the woman’s screams.

“She kept saying, ‘My baby dead, my baby dead, my baby dead,’” Villena said Sunday.

About eight minutes ticked by before authorities responded, he said.

Medical personnel took the critically injured infant and his father to University Medical Center’s trauma unit. The baby died, North Las Vegas police said; the elder Thomas is stable.


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March 30, 2017 – 8:08amUpdated March 30, 2017 – 8:51pm

Winds down power lines, flip semitrucks and ground flights in Las Vegas — PHOTOS


High winds on Thursday grounded airline flights, flipped semitrucks, toppled light poles onto cars and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning until 10 p.m. and a dust advisory until 11 p.m. in the valley Thursday. Officials with the weather service, Clark County Fire Department and NV Energy warned the public to stay inside Thursday.

Some parts of the valley experienced wind gusts between 60 and 70 mph during the peak period Thursday afternoon. At about 2:15 p.m., the valley’s strongest recorded wind gusts clocked in at 84 mph near the 215 Beltway and Desert Inn Road, the weather service said.

Gusts on Thursday at McCarran International Airport peaked at 60 mph. Despite strong winds wreaking havoc in and around the valley, “we didn’t come close to the March record gusts,” Guillet said.

On March 21, 1984, wind gusts of 82 mph were recorded at McCarran International Airport, she said. The highest gusts ever at the airport were recorded on Aug. 8, 1989, at 90 mph.

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Really? Dress code changes lead to multiple fights at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas. Two students were arrested for fighting while six others were cited for causing a disturbance. Give them school uniform like in private schools!

“Everybody is so mad about the dress code,” said Niyah Rheed. “No leggings, no jogging pants, no sweat pants, no flip-flops, no holes in your pants, none of that.”


From  KTNV :

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – There was chaos at a Las Vegas high school Thursday afternoon after multiple fights broke out, resulting in two arrests.

Students sent 13 Action News video of what happened at Desert Oasis High School. In the video, you can see students tackling other students to the ground. In one of the videos, girls had their shirts ripped off.

Students also say along with the fights, there was a giant food fight.

Adam Gallegos, a junior, watched the chaos all around him.

“I had never seen this stuff before in my entire life,” he says. “There was a bunch of people hitting each other. There was food flying everywhere. There was apples flying.”

“It was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” says Adam’s older brother, Zachary. “I walked up and there were people on the ground, security guards. Trying to break it up.”

13 Action News was told a big reason for the fights was to protest the new dress code.

“Everybody is so mad about the dress code,” said Niyah Rheed. “No leggings, no jogging pants, no sweat pants, no flip-flops, no holes in your pants, none of that.”

13 Action News learned the principal made an announcement saying anyone upset about the dress code will have an opportunity to speak their mind to the student council.

Two students were arrested for fighting while six others were cited for causing a disturbance.