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Metro Arrests Suspected Burglar and Sexual Deviant

Metro officers have arrested a suspected burglar and sexual deviant. Now they want you to take a look to see if you may be a victim.

Adalid Hernandez, 33, has been charged with 12 counts of burglary and two counts of aggravated stalking.

Police say he broke into homes, committed acts of sexual deviancy and left behind pornographic materials.

Officers say most of Hernandez's criminal activity happened near Rainbow and Tropicana and that there may be more victims out there.

If you think you may have been a victim, you're asked to call Metro's Sexual Assault Unit at 828-3421.

Metro Searches For Man Who Tried to Steal ATM

Metro is looking for the person who tried to steal an ATM overnight. It happened at the Wells Fargo Bank near Rainbow and Warm Springs.

Police say the suspect was able to pry one of the machines out of the ground but that's as far he got.

Metro is now looking at surveillance video to get a description of the suspect.

Southwest Neighborhood Targeted by Robbers

A new community in the southwest part of the valley is being targeted by thieves. Tuesday morning one woman opened fire on two robbers during a home invasion. She is just one of many in the neighborhood that have been confronted by criminals.

Neighbors say they are concerned for their safety. Although, Metro is trying to catch the crooks, they don't have much to go on. Neighbors are hopeful that security cameras may have captured a clear picture of the thieves.

There was a strong presence of police in the neighborhood Tuesday after the shooting.

"They were all in front of my house because someone had broke into the house down the street. That scared me, made me a little nervous," said one neighbor.

Just before 9:30 in the morning, investigators say burglars broke into a home while the owner was inside.

"The resident heard breaking glass.

Woman Fights Back During Home Invasion

Police are looking for two suspects who are on the loose in the southwest part of the valley. The men broke into a woman's home around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It happened near Gomer and Durango.

The crime tape is still up because Metro is still looking for evidence that might identify these two men. What they know now is the victim was home alone with a young child.

She heard glass break, grabbed a handgun, and fired one shot at the suspects.

Metro will not say if either suspect was hit but they did confirm they took off with some of her small possessions.

Metro says the same woman heard a knock on her door Monday, but no one was there when she answered.

A friend of the victim told us she believes it was the same two suspects and that they left a baby's pacifier and a teddy bear on the door step.

I-Team: Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charges

The Channel 8 I-Team has obtained the arrest report of a Durango High School substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student. Police say they do not believe there are any additional victims, but the investigation is still underway.

The arrest report provides graphic details of what allegedly happened between a married substitute teacher and his student. Police say the teacher told investigators that he had oral sex with the student in his wife's minivan.

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Thirty-nine-year-old Angel Menes has been with the school district since September of 2005. He was arrested by Metro Police Saturday night.

No Bomb, Just a Construction Core Sample

A harmless bag of construction core samples caused the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Bomb Squad to be called out Wednesday morning and resulted in a road closure.

At around 6:30 a.m., the bomb squad was called to Rainbow Avenue and Post Road after a street sweeper noticed a suspicious bag with what appeared to be tubes sticking out.

The bag turned out to be core samples of earth. The fire department says they have had several similar incidents and are asking construction site to properly mark their core sample containers so they are not mistaken for bombs.

 

Vandals in Southwest Las Vegas Crime Spree Arrested

Five vandalism suspects were arrested over the weekend for a crime spree that involved damage to dozens of homes and cars.

Metro police say the suspects, four teens and one adult, damaged homes and cars using rocks and bricks. The crime spree started on Thursday, March 20 and continued through Saturday, March 22.

Police say there was a total of 43 reported incidents, and the crime spree may have caused more than $20,000 in damage.

In one block alone, two homes were hit. Windows on the second floor of both the homes were smashed with rocks. One homeowner says he now has to shell out more than $2,000 to repair the damage.

Bert Cordeiro wasn't showing us part of his rock collection. He says the stones were used by vandals early Saturday morning.

"I was awaken by a large thud on the side and glass crashing. I actually thought someone was trying to break into my home," he said.