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Two Suspects Arrested In iPad Robbery Death

Jacob Dismont, 18

LAS VEGAS -- A father may be getting a small bit of closure following the arrest of two suspects police say are responsible for his son's death.

The two men are accused of running over 15-year-old Marcos Arenas last week while trying to steal his iPad from him. Arenas died from his injuries at UMC Trauma.

Police say 21-year-old Michael Solid was driving the getaway vehicle. Investigators believe 18- year-old Jacob Dismont was the one who jumped out of the SUV and dragged Arenas to the passenger side door.

On Sunday, dozens of people gathered to wash cars and help the family raise money to pay for the teen's funeral.

"It warms my heart to know that my baby touched so many hearts in so little time," said the boy's father, Ivan Arenas. Marcos is his oldest child.

Murder Suspect in iPad Case was Aspiring Baseball Player

Jacob Dismont at a baseball field.                Photo Courtesy: Facebook

LAS VEGAS -- The 18-year-old who police say grabbed 15-year-old Marcos Arenas to steal his iPad is also a high school student as well as a standout first baseman for Sierra Vista High School.

Until now, Jacob Dismont has been known for what he has done on the baseball diamond. Friends are having a hard time believing he is now accused of murder. Police say Dismont struggled with Arenas to get him to release the iPad. When Dismont got back into his vehicle, he dragged Arenas into the street, Arenas fell under the tires and was run over as Dismont and Michael Solid sped away leaving the boy in the road.

"He's not a bad guy. I knew him personally, he's not a bad guy at all," said Jordan Wilkins,  Dismont's friend.

Palo Verde Boys, Gaels Girls Swim to Titles; Boulder City sweeps I-A


The Panthers of Palo Verde High School came back from Carson City with a state title in Division I, but Boulder City swimmers dominated I-A.

CARSON CITY — Palo Verde boys swimming coach Brent Gonzalez had a simple piece of advice for his 400-yard freestyle relay team Saturday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Report Details iPad Robbery, Murder of Teen

Marcos Arenas

LAS VEGAS -- An anonymous tip led to the arrest of the two suspects in the murder of a Las Vegas teen during an attempted robbery of his iPad.

Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, were arrested Saturday for the killing of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas on Thursday afternoon. Solid and Dismont are charged with trying to steal Arenas' iPad along the street near Charleston and Torrey Pines, with Solid ultimately running over and killing the teen in a white Ford Explorer after Dismont and Arenas struggled over the iPad.

After the incident Thursday afternoon, Metro Police reviewed surveillance footage from businesses in the surrounding area and identified possible suspects at a convenience store shortly before the robbery and murder. The suspects were seen hanging out in and around the store, possibly casing the area for potential victims.

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Businesses

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Businesses


Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed two businesses in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the robberies happened just a few hours apart May 7. The first one was at a business near Durango Drive and Russell Road. The man walked into the store, brought an item to the counter, pulled out a folding knife and demanded money.

The employee gave the man money and he left.

Police believe the same man then robbed another business about two hours later at Fort Apache Road and Twain Avenue. He was last seen fleeing south on Fort Apache Road.

The suspect is described as an Asian male about 30 to 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 and between 150 and 160 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black New York Yankees baseball cap, a gray hoodie with orange and white writing, tan shorts, black socks, white sneakers and a wedding ring.


Cool at School: Broadcast News Program at Bishop Gorman

LAS VEGAS - At Bishop Gorman High School, some budding journalists are learning the tricks of the news trade. It's What's Cool at School.

Every Friday morning, students at Bishop Gorman High School broadcast a morning newscast. April 17 was different. Students scrambled to report a breaking news story about a death inside the school.

The death wasn't real. It was a test set up by the television program's instructor, Joe Barbara.

"They don't even know anything is happening. We have 15 students, and only two of them knew what was going on this morning," he said.

"It's more than like ‘Good Morning Bishop Gorman'. It's more like this is a big deal. People have been hurt," said Bishop Gorman freshman Haley Coleman.

To create the breaking news, a crime scene was filmed on a Sunday, set aside and dropped onto the class.

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest


Twenty high school students are enjoying the new iPads they earned by reducing their carbon footprint and writing a great essay about it.

The students were part of an essay contest held by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Coca-Cola, Mariana's Supermarkets and the Clark County School District.

The 20 winners were chosen out of the 200 entries from 40 high schools around the Las Vegas valley. They all wrote a 500-word essay describing how they used transit services provided by the RTC to reduce the amount of carbon they personally use.

The winners for the 2013 contest are: