Monday, September 27, 2010

Manhunt Monday - Edward Camarillo

Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on March 9 of this year, Las Vegas Metro Police say Edward Camarillo entered a Northeast Las Vegas convenience store, simulated a weapon, and attempted to rob the store. When the clerk ordered the Camarillo to leave the store he fled on foot out the front door, stealing only candy as he went.

Because of this criminal activity Camarillo is wanted for:
  • Attempted robbery, and
  • Burglary,
He is also wanted for disorderly conduct, based on a separate, unrelated, incident.


Edward Camarillo is a Hispanic male adult, 20 y.o.a., standing 5'7" tall and weighing approximately 130 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

He has a tattoo’s of:
  • A face on his left shoulder,
  • The word “Cholo” on his right forearm, and
  • The word “Chicalie” on his left forearm.
Camarillo’s last known address was in the 1800 block of Bartoli in Northeast Las Vegas.

Even though in this instance the suspect did not successfully complete his attempted crime, and actually stole only candy, his simulation of a weapon indicates a willingness to use violence. In all probability the next time he will actually have a weapon, which may result in violence against his victim.

Prior to this event Camarillo’s criminal history included arrest for:
  • Trespass,
  • Possession of burglary tools,
  • Disorderly conduct,
  • Conspiracy,
  • Grand Larceny,
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle,
  • Burglary,
  • Possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and
  • Possession of stolen property.
Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Edward Camarillo is urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Robbery Section at 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Metro seeks murder suspects

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section is investigating a murder and attempted murder which occurred at apartments located in the 3800 block of Wynn Road. On September 19th, 2010 at 12:25 a.m., a group of males were walking on Viking Road, west of Wynn Road when they were approached by two male suspects asking about a party. A short time later the suspects confronted the group a second time. At this time one of the suspects produced a firearm and began shooting, striking a 19 year old male and an unarmed security guard. The security guard suffered non life threatening injuries. The 19 year old male expired from his wounds.

The suspects are described as two black males, 16-20 years of age, wearing red clothing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Bruno Mars" arrested in Las Vegas

On September 19 , 2010 at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the Hard Rock Hotel Casino to investigate the report of a Latin male adult being detained by hotel security.

The subject was determined to be Peter Hernandez, a Hip-Hop performer whose stage name is “Bruno Mars.” He was found to be in possession of 2.6 grams of “white powdery substance” believed to be cocaine.

Hernandez was arrested for Possession Controlled Substance-Cocaine, transported to the Clark County Detention Center, and booked accordingly. After the booking process, Hernandez was released to his own recognizance at approximately 7:45 a.m.

Mnhunt Monday - Jacqwan Rankin

According to Las Vegas Metro Police, on June 19, 2010 Jacqwan Rankin and two accomplices committed an armed residential robbery in Northeast Las Vegas. One of the victims heard a knock at the back door, and when he responded saw a handgun being pointed at him through the partially open door. When he tried to shut the door the suspects forced it open, entered the residence, and robbed the occupants at gunpoint.

Because of this criminal activity Rankin is wanted for:
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery,
  • Burglary with the use of a deadly weapon,
  • Robbery with a deadly weapon
Rankin is also wanted on two different warrants for
  • Battery, domestic violence,
based on two separate incidents which are unrelated to the above crimes.
Jacqwan James Rankin is a black ,male adult, 22 y.o.a., standing 5'11" tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of the name “JRUSKI” on his right shoulder, an the name “GOD” on his left shoulder. His last known address was an apartment complex in the 6600 block of West Washington.

Prior to these events Rankin’s criminal history included arrests for:
  • Disorderly conduct,
  • Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, multiple arrests,
  • Possession of a controlled substance,
  • Interstate transportation of drugs for sale.
Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Jacqwan James Rankin should contact the L.V.M.P.D. Robbery Section at 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association will be hosting the annual Nevada Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit Holders Forum. The forum is intended to allow public input regarding the administration of the CCW permitting process which is the responsibility of the county Sheriffs.

The moderating panel will consist of Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell, the Association’s CCW Committee Chairman, Julie Butler the Division of Records and Technology Nevada Department of Public Safety, and Frank Adams, Executive Director of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association.
The forum will be held on September 30, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It will be held at the Nevada Legislature Building 401 S. Carson Street, Carson City NV, in room1214 and it will be teleconferenced to the Grant Sawyer Building 555 E. Washington Blvd. Las Vegas NV, room 4412 and the Great Basin College 1500 College Parkway Elko NV. The meeting will also be broadcast on the Nevada Legislature’s website at For those that can’t attend the meeting, questions can be submitted beforehand via email to or mailed to:

Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association
P.O. Box 3247
Mesquite NV

Monday, September 13, 2010

Manhunt Monday - The Miller Family

Las Vegas Metro Police say members of the Miller family have been involved in an ongoing pattern of criminal activity in both Henderson and the South part of Las Vegas. Police say family members enter big-box department stores and other retail outlets in groups. After one or more family members distract store employees, others remove expensive items such as electronics. In some cases young juvenile family members have been utilized in these crimes.

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller is a white male adult, 58 y.o.a., standing 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 220 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Miller sometimes uses the last names of Reeves and Laurant, and sometimes uses the middle name of Woren. His last known address was in the 10000 block of South Maryland Parkway.

Johnny Miller is wanted on the following charges in connection with this and other criminal activity:
  • Felony burglary, 16 counts,
  • Obtaining money under false pretenses,
  • Grand Larceny, seven counts, and
  • Attempted grand larceny.

Prior to this, Johnny Miller’s criminal history included arrests for:

  • Drawing and passing bad checks,
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle, and
  • Gary Miller
  • Defrauding an inn-keeper.
Gary Miller is a white male adult, 34 years of age, standing 5'9" tall and weighing approximately 180 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Miller also uses the names:

  • Gray Nick Miller,
  • Nick Miller,
  • Elliott Tene,
  • Joe Miller,
  • Elliot Yanas Tene, and
  • Gray Nicholas Miller.
Miller has a tattoo of two hearts and the name “Angela” on his left arm. His last known address was in the 700 block of St. Beach Park in Henderson.

Gary Miller is currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for:
  • felony burglary, five counts.  

Prior to this, Gary Miller’s criminal history includes arrests for:

  • Drawing and passing bad checks,
  • Burglary, multiple arrests,
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle,
  • Conspiracy to commit grand larceny,
  • Grand larceny,
  • False information to a police officer, and
  • Michelle Miller
  • Numerous drivers license, insurance, registration, and traffic related offenses.
Michelle Miller is a white female adult, 24 y.o.a., standing 5'4" tall and weighing approximately 106 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in the 3900 block of Koval Lane.


Michelle Miller is currently wanted for:

  • Felony burglary, two counts,

Prior to this Michelle Miller’s criminal history included an arrest for:

    Clayton Miller
  • Obstructing a public officer.

Clayton Justin Miller is a white male adult, 22 y.o.a., standing 5'9" tall and weighing approximately 155 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.


Clayton Miller is currently wanted for:

• Felony burglary, three counts.


Prior to this Clayton Miller had no adult arrest record.


If anyone has any information concerning the whereabouts of any of these individuals, you are urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Fugitive Detail at 828-3578 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Metro seeks robbery suspect

Friday, September 10, 2010

Metro seeks armed robbery suspect

Metro seeks suspect in bank robbery

Border Patrol to discuss controversial July raids in Las Vegas

On July 29th Arizona Border Patrol descended upon local bus stations to perform raids as travelers boarded buses in Las Vegas. The raids that occurred in July left many in the community with questions as well as fear of more raids. Customs and Border Protectionl has decided to return to Las Vegas and hold a Town Hall with the community to answer the many unanswered questions.

WHAT: Dialogue with DHS CBP/ICE and the Latino Community
WHEN: Tuesday September 14th 6pm-7pm
WHERE: East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101
WHO: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) & Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

US Marshalls catch sex crime fugitive from California in Las Vegas

Joshua Willard, 19, a major fugitive wanted on state charges in California for rape was arrested in the Las Vegas valley this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals led fugitive task force Nevada FIST. (Fugitive Investigative Strike Team.)

Willard was being sought on a warrant issued in San Diego, charging him with rape, robbery, and assault. The charges stem from a September 1, 2010, incident in which Willard is believed to have lured a 27-year-old mentally handicapped woman away from the downtown bus station. The victim suffered serious injuries in the attack.

Willard was located and taken into custody at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Sahara Ave. and Paradise Blvd. The arrest was a result of an ongoing joint investigation consisting of investigators from both San Diego and Las Vegas. Willard is currently awaiting extradition back to California at the Clark County Detention Center.

“This arrest serves as both a firm warning to criminals and fugitives from other jurisdictions seeking safe haven in Las Vegas, and a continued declaration of service to the honest, hard working, and law abiding citizens of our communities throughout the valley,” said District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye III. “The men and women of all law enforcement in Las Vegas will continue to work vigilantly in removing such criminals from our streets in order to make this city a much safer place to work, play, and live.”

Nevada FIST is a permanent task force that brings together the resources and expertise of state, local, and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous and violent fugitives. Nevada FIST is led by the U.S. Marshals and is comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals and law enforcement officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, and the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at

Henderson Police seek possible molestation victims

Henderson Police detectives are looking for additional information in connection with a child molestation case.

Detectives arrested Marlowe Fuller, 49, of Las Vegas, on Aug. 27 on a charge of sexual assault of a child under 14 years old. Fuller is accused of touching a 6-year-old girl at her Henderson home while he was there to repair an air conditioner.

During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered evidence leading them to believe there could be additional victims who have not come forward. Fuller is the owner and sole operator of SOS Repair, an air conditioning repair service and may have had access to homes with young children.
A search warrant was executed at his home and detectives found a drawer in a dresser in the master bedroom full of young girls’ underwear, skirts and girls’ bikini tops and bottoms. The clothing appeared to have been worn.

Anyone with information regarding possible victims connected to Fuller is urged to contact detectives at the Henderson Police Department.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4793, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. Tips leading to an arrest or an indictment called into Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Marijuana Laws

Monday, September 6, 2010

Manhunt Monday - Dirk Hines

In March 2008, police say Dirk Hines burglarized a home in North Modesto, California, taking extremely valuable sports memorabilia, electronics, and other valuable items. Because of this crime, Hines is a fugitive out of the state of California for Burglary. His criminal history in Clark County, NV, includes arrests for:
  • Ex-Felon, failure to register and
  • Obstructing a Police Officer.

Dirk L. Hines is a black ,male adult, 41 years of age, standing 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 210 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He sometimes uses the middle name of Lamont. Hines’s last known  address was in the 200 block of south 8 Street in downtown Las Vegas.


Anyone with any information concerning the location of Dirk Hines is urged to contact the L.V.M.P.D. Fugitive detail at 828-3578 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

September First Tuesday: Homeland Security

Do you know the seven signs of terrorism?
On September 7th, the LVMPD First Tuesday program will be dedicated to educating the public about how to identify and report suspicious activity.
Speakers from the LVMPD Homeland Security Bureau will discuss:
  • See Something, Say Something campaign
  • Quick overview of worldwide, domestic and local events
  • Why it is important to report suspicious activity
  • Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center (
  • Seven signs of terrorism
  • How to report suspicious activity
Metro’s First Tuesday program is an open house style event that takes place at each area command on the first Tuesday of every month. The program begins at 7 p.m. Each area command presents a lecture on a pre-selected topic, as well as information pertaining to the local neighborhood.
For area command locations go to
Media outlets wanting to attend First Tuesday on September 7th should go to Northwest Area Command, 9850 W. Cheyenne. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Latest Buzz from Metro Police

Meet Donovan Duarte - a "career criminal," says Metro Police Capt. Michael Dalley.
Duarte is also an alleged ringleader of a Southwest-Enterprise car theft crime spree. He was arrested Monday as cops were looking for someone else.
As this city goes, sometimes you do get lucky - in this case, Metro, not Duarte. The 38-year-old is believed to be behind a signicant increase of stolen cars and auto burglaries.
And since Crime Tracker doesn't just report on what's happening in your neighborhood, we want to help you out too - does your car make this list of "Most Stolen Vehicles?–wheels
Don't forget this catchy mantra from Capt. Dalley: Lock, Take, Hide. Basically, use your keys to keep the car shut, remove your stuff/valuables/anything you care about or put them in a spot where the bad guys can't see them.

The New Crime Tracker

Marie Mortera, Crime Tracker 3 reporter
If you watched News 3 on Thursday, September 2, you caught your first glimpse of our "new" reporter, Marie Mortera. I say "new" because this is her second tour at News 3. Most recently, she was working as a reporter for KTLA in Los Angeles.

Marie wants to hear from you, so she can cover your stories about crime in your neighborhoods, or bring your questions straight to police. Contact her at

Metro seeks man who attacked taxi driver

On August 24, 2010, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the suspect pictured above robbed a cab driver in the area of South Las Vegas Blvd and Charleston. The suspect entered the cab, requested to be taken to the 1100 block of South Las Vegas Blvd. Once the cab reached the destination, the suspect asked the cab driver if he had change for a fifty. Once the cab driver pulled out the change, the suspect held a knife to the victims throat and demanded money. The suspect grabbed the money and fled eastbound.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-29 years old, approximately 5'11", 180 lbs, with black hair. Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. Tips called into Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest or indictment may result in a cash reward.