Monday, October 26, 2009

Manhunt Monday - Leobardo Gutierrez

At approximately 10:30 in the evening on May 7 , 2009, Metro Police say Leobardo Gutierrez fired numerous shots into a group of rival gang members who were standing near the intersection of Spring Mountain and Hauck. Three persons within that group were injured.

As an outgrowth of that crime Leobardo Duarte Gutierrez is wanted on
outstanding felony warrants for:
• Conspiracy to commit murder,
• Attempted murder with a deadly weapon,
• Assault with a deadly weapon,
• Battery with a deadly weapon,
• Carrying a concealed firearm, and
• Ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Leobardo Duarte Gutierrez is a Hispanic male, 26 years of age, standing 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the 3900 block of Costa Mesa Avenue in Las Vegas.

Gutierrez’s criminal history includes arrests for:
• Obstructing a public officer,
• Contributing to the delinquency of a minor,
• Removing the serial number from a firearm,
• Possession of burglary tools,
• Auto burglary,
• Affray,
• Possession of a stolen vehicle, and
• Possession of stolen property

Gutierrez should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Leobardo Duarte Gutierrez should contact the L.V.M.P.D. Gang Crimes Bureau at 828-3309 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555

Monday, October 19, 2009

Manhunt Monday - David McCoy

In March 2008 David Kartez McCoy became involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend. The argument turned violent, and McCoy battered his victim. Officers located McCoy several months later and arrested him on that charge, along with other outstanding warrants for similar crimes. McCoy was subsequently released on bail, and has failed to appear in court as ordered.

David Kartez McCoy is currently wanted for:
• Felony Battery - domestic violence; three or more priors in seven years,
• Felony Battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, and
• Misdemeanor Battery, domestic violence

McCoy is a black male adult, 38 years of age, standing 5'7" tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. McCoy also uses the last names of “Ford” and “McCoyford”, and sometimes goes by the street names of “Mac” and “Mac-d”.

McCoy has the following tattoo’s:
• “Lil Lawrence RIP” on his abdomen,
• The words “Dejah Taje” and “”Pay me or pay me no attention” on his chest,
• The words “Zig Zag Man”, “Student of Game”, “Big Syko” , and the phrase “Do 3's get to go to Heaven”, all on his right upper arm,
• The words: Hustler” and “Preces”, and the phrase “Who do you believe in” on his left arm, along with a picture of a cross,
• Chinese writing on his right forearm, and
• The Star of David on his left forearm.

McCoy has an extensive criminal record, including arrests for:
• Battery,
• Multiple arrests for battery domestic violence,
• Convicted person failure to change address,
• Contempt of Court,
• Possession of marijuana, and
• Over 30 traffic and vehicle related violations.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of David Kartez McCoy is urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Criminal Apprehension Team at 636-5065 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wash a car, remember an officer

On Saturday, October 17th, local members of the "Police Unity Tour" will be washing cars at Saturn of Henderson (Valley Auto Mall 310 N. Gibson Rd.) to raise money for the 2010 Tour.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial & Museum.
In 2010, riders from both southern and northern Nevada will be riding for Officers James Manor and Milburn Beitel whose names will be placed on the wall in Washington D.C. during National Law Enforcement Week. Each rider needs to raise $1700 in order to participate in the tour.
The car wash fund raiser will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.
Please come out and support the riders who have made the commitment to ride from New Jersey to Washington D.C. in support of their fallen brothers.
The motto for the Unity Tour is “We ride for those who died.”

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Openings on Metro Citizen Review Board

News release from Clark County:

Applications Sought to Fill Three Vacancies on the Citizen Review Board; Deadline is Nov. 20

Those who think they can objectively review Internal Affairs investigations and complaints filed against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department peace officers and corrections officers may wish to apply to serve on the 25-member Citizen Review Board, which will have three vacancies come January.

The Citizen Review Board is accepting applications through Nov. 20 from those eligible to serve in the volunteer, non-paying positions.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of unincorporated Clark County or the city of Las Vegas, cannot have any felony convictions, cannot be an elected official, cannot be a present peace officer or former peace officer employed by Metro, or biologically related to such a person. Applicants do not necessarily need to possess any police or investigative skills but must be objective in their work on the board.

Potential members must have a flexible schedule and all members who are selected must complete two mandatory training sessions each year, attend the Citizen Police Academy and conduct a police ride-along.

Applications may be printed from the Citizen’s Review Board website at and must be received by Nov. 20 for consideration for the 2010 term, which begins Jan. 4 and ends Jan. 7, 2013. The Clark County Commission and the Las Vegas City Council each appoint half the members of the board, though the three vacancies are county appointees.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Traffic advisory for Police Funeral

On Wednesday, October 14, Metro Officer Milburn Beitel will be burried with full law enforcement honors. Metro Police would like to advise the public to expect delays in the following areas due to the funeral procession:

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Depart from Palm Mortuary 1325 N. Main street

10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Enroute and arrival at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church at 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Services at the church

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enroute to grave site service at Palms Mortuary 7600 S. Eastern

Route from Palm Mortuary Main St. to the Church:
Southbound on Main St.
Eastbound on Washington
Southbound on Las Vegas Blvd.
Northbound on US 95
Northbound on Summerlin Parkway
Northbound on Durango
Eastbound on Vegas Dr.
Northbound on Puebla Vista
To 1811 Puebla Vista, Saint Elizabeth Church

*** Pueblo Vista will shut down to north and south bound traffic from Vegas Drive to Lake Mead from approx 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.***

Route from Saint Elizabeth Church to Grave Site Service 7600 S. Eastern:
Northbound on Pueblo Vista Dr.
Westbound on Lake Mead
Southbound on the 215
Eastbound on Warm Springs Rd.
Southbound on Topaz St.
To 7600 S. Eastern Palm Mortuary

****Eastern will be closed for north and south bound traffic from Robindale to Warm Springs from approx 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.***

You are advised to please avoid the areas or seek an alternate route.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Manhunt Monday - Desiree Boucher

Metro pressed state lawmakers for a new law this year, increasing the penalties for attempted strangulation during a domestic violence situation. Now Metro is trying to locate one of the first people charged under that new law.

Desiree Dahlia Boucher is a white female, 32 years of age, standing 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in the 7200 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North.

In June of 2009 Boucher became involved in a violent domestic dispute with her husband. Boucher struck the victim several times, and the placed her hands around his neck in an attempt to choke him. Officers arrived in time to stop Boucher, and arrested her for both that attack and several additional arrest warrants.

Desiree Boucher failed to appear in court as required, and is now wanted for:
• Battery domestic violence,
• Domestic battery by strangulation, and
• Failure to yield the right away.

Prior to these events, Boucher’s criminal history included arrests for:
• Obstructing a Police Officer,
• Traffic related offenses,
• Trespass,
• Loitering for the purpose of prostitution,
• Attempted escape,
• Battery domestic violence, and
• Soliciting prostitution.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Desiree Dahlia Boucher is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or the L.V.M.P.D. Fugitive Detail at 828-3578.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Manhunt Monday Capture - Ana Marie Balos

On October 1, 2009 Metro Police located and arrested Ana Marie Balos. As we told you in September, Balos was wanted for attempting to cash a forged check at a casino. Metro received a tip on Balos's location from a person who saw a News 3 Manhunt Monday report.

Manhunt Monday - Martin Velarde

In August of 2009 Metro Officers responded to an address in the Northeast part of Las Vegas to investigate a report of sexual crimes against a minor. As a outgrowth of that investigation, officers quickly identified Martin Velarde as the suspect, located and arrested him.

Velarde was released on bail, and failed to appear in court as ordered. Velarde is currently wanted for the felony crime of Statutory sexual seduction.

Martin Velarde is a white male adult, 21 years of age, standing 5'11" tall and weighing approximately 140 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Velarde also uses the last name “Belarte”. Velarde’s last known address was on Del Amo Street, near Charleston Boulevard, in Northeast Las Vegas. Prior to this crime Velarde had no significant criminal history.

Anyone with any information concerning the location of Martin Velarde is urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Juvenile Sexual Abuse Detail at 828-3307 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween

As we do every October, Crime Tracker 3 spends some of our time helping parents and kids get ready for Halloween. Earlier this week, Crime Tracker 3 producer Eric Wiener interviewed Metro PIO Bill Cassell. He had some great information on Halloween safety, from picking the right light-source for a child to carry, to picking the right mask.

Metro's Convetion Center and Southeast Area Commands will hold a "Trunk or Treat" Safe Halloween event, from 5pm to 7pm. We asked Officer Cassell about the quality of the candy available for kids, and he says he's seen it and it is "good candy."