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Metro Police Bust Marijuana Grow House

Metro Police Bust Marijuana Grow House

Two people are under arrest after Metro Police busted a marijuana grow house Monday morning.

Police say they arrested David Garretson and Derek Parker, which they say are both ex-felons.

The raid happened at a house near Bermuda and Pebble Roads. According to police, officers found marijuana with a street value of $600,000 along with several firearms in the home.

 

Thieves Break Into and Damage 2 Las Vegas Nonprofits

 

Two nonprofit agencies spent Wednesday cleaning up after vandals damaged their offices and stole items inside.

The American Heart Association and Olive Crest Foster Care Agency both have offices near Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road. Both agencies had windows smashed and electronics stolen.

Two laptops were taken from the heart association and a computer from the foster care agency. The computers contained sensitive information, which is password protected but the agencies are concerned.

"It is very upsetting that we try to do what we can for the community and to have somebody come in and take that from us. It is just very upsetting, and to know that they broke into another non-profit is also upsetting because we work in the community together," Erin Sussman with Olive Crest said.

Police Search for Man and Woman Who Robbed Business

Police Search for Man and Woman Who Robbed Business

 

Metro police are searching for two people who robbed a business near Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard.

According to police, the two people walked into the business just after noon on September 11 and pretended to be customers. While an employee was showing the man some merchandise, she noticed the woman trying to take her purse. The employee tried to get her purse back and noticed the man was trying to get into the cash register. When the employee tried to stop him, the man started punching her, knocking her to the ground. The man and the woman then left the business with the employee's purse.

The man police are looking for is described as white and in his late 30s. He is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and between 150 and 170 pounds. He has black hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing sunglasses, a black jacket, black pants and black shoes.

Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Two Banks

Police Search for Man Who Tried to Rob Two Banks

Metro Police are searching for a man who tried to rob two banks this month.

The first incident happened August 17 just after 3:30 p.m., at a bank near Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road. The second incident happened August 29 at the same time as the first attempt, but at a bank near Fort Apache and Flamingo Roads.

In both incidents, the suspect gave a note to the teller, demanding money. In both incidents, the suspect left the bank without any money.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s. He is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, and he weighs between 180 and 230 pounds. At the time of the last attempted robbery, he was wearing a white, full-rimmed, fisherman-style hat, dark-colored collared shirt, camouflage shorts and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Division at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers 385-5555.

 

Suspect in Critical Condition After Police Chase

Suspect in Critical Condition After Police Chase

A suspect is in critical condition after a short police chase Monday morning.

A Metro Police officer spotted the 37-year-old suspect while driving near Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard. The man was wanted in connection with another crime. The officer pulled the man over at around 7:30 a.m. When the suspect got out of his car, he ran and the officer chased after him.

After a short chase on foot, officers caught him, and then struggled with him. During the struggle, the suspect suffered a medical episode from a pre-existing condition. He was taken to Spring Valley Hospital. He is now listed in critical condition. 

Metro Offers Tips to Spot a Grow House

In the wake of a huge bust Tuesday in the southwest valley, Metro Police are offering tips about how to spot a grow house in your neighborhood in this YouTube video.

The bust took place near Rainbow and Patrick and involved up to 500 marijuana plants with a street value close to $1 million.