Monday, December 7, 2009
Manhunt Monday: Brian Velasquez
Brian Jari Velasquez is wanted on various felony charges after an encounter with private security guards at a casino/hotel on August 23, 2009. According to LVMPD, Velasquez and at least one other individual were approached in a hotel/casino parking lot by security officers on bicycles. The security personnel were investigating a possible in-progress auto burglary. When confronted by the security officers Velasquez and his accomplice attempted to run over the officers, striking and injuring both victims. The suspects also ran over the officers bicycles. The suspects then fled the area in an older model 2-door Honda Accord.
Velasquez is currently wanted for:
• Attempt murder with a deadly weapon [2 counts],
• Battery with a deadly weapon [ 2 counts],
• Attempt auto burglary, and
• Unlawful possession of burglary tools.
Velasquez is a Hispanic male adult, 21 years of age, standing 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous aka’s, including:
• Brian Velasquez Mencia,
• Brian Mencia Velasquez,
• Brian Jari Mencia,
• Brian Macia,
• Brian Mecia,
• Brian Jari Valasquez,
• Brian Velasquea,
• Brian Jari Macia, and
• Brallanh Esmith
Velasquez’s last known address was in the 3700 block of White Quail Ct. in North Las Vegas.
Velasquez’s criminal history includes arrests for:
• Obstructing a public officer, and
• Traffic and vehicle related offenses.
Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Brian Jari Velasquez is urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Fugitive Detail at 828-3578 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555