Extra information and behind-the-scenes glimpses from the Crime Tracker 3 team: anchor/reporter Marie Mortera and producer Eric Wiener.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Manhunt Monday update and continuing search for drug suspect
Metro Police are still searching for Arturo Pintado-Lopez.
Back in February, Crime Tracker 3 told you about two brothers suspected of trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine. On February 22, 2010, our Manhunt Monday report focused on Saul Partida-Ventura and Arturo Pintado-Lopez.
Saul Partida-Ventura's earlier mug shot. Note the growth on his nose.
After that report, Metro immediatly received a valuable tip, but it took until August 26th for Metro to finally catch up with Saul Partida-Ventura. At first they were not sure they had the right person, because Partida-Ventura had apparently had a procedure to remove a growth on his nose between the previouis arrest and the time of his capture in August.
Saul Partida-Ventura's mug shot from 8-26-2010.
Metro is still looking for Arturo Pintado-Lopez. He is 36 years old. He stands 5' 8" tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He sometimes uses only one of his two surnam,es either Pintado or Lopez.
If you have seen him, call the LVMPD Fugitive Detail at 828-3578 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.