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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detectives need your help in identifying and locating two individuals sought in connection with a violent encounter with loss prevention officers of a retail clothing business located in the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway near Flamingo Road. On March 5, around 6:46 p.m. two men entered the business. While inside, they selected several items and attempted to exit without paying. When confronted by store security, one of the suspects pulled a knife as if he was going to stab the security officer. Both males escaped from the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang. The suspects are described as being between 21 to 30 years old, standing about 5 7 and weighing approximately 160 pounds.
Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of these two men is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.
by Kelsey Thomas and Tony Garcia
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV)
A suspect has been arrested in the April 2016 shooting death of a security guard at a southwest Las Vegas valley construction site. Raymond Padilla, 43, is facing six felony counts, including murder with use of a deadly weapon, in the death of Mark Santee, 48, who was working as a security officer at Safeguard Security at a construction site in the 5100 block of South Jerry Tarkanian Way, near Tropicana and Fort Apache, when he was found shot to death.
Investigators said at the time that they believed several robbers may have been scouring the site when Santee attempted to stop them. His family friends tell News 3 he was shot four times and severely beaten. Padilla had been arrested in September on charges unrelated to this investigation. LVMPD Homicide detectives re-booked him Monday on the following charges related to this case: murder with use of a deadly weapon; robbery with use of a deadly weapon; burglary; conspiracy to commit murder; conspiracy to commit robbery; and conspiracy to commit burglary.
Padilla is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday at the Regional Justice Center.
It was only a matter of time. I had complete trust this day would come,” said Amber Santee, Mark’s daughter, in a statement issued to News 3.” I m happy about the arrest but deeply saddened that my Dad s life was taken.”
This homicide remains under investigation, and detectives continue to locate and interview other persons of interest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or . To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, www.crimestoppersofnv.com or text CRIMESNV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.
WASHINGTON (ABC7) – Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House Tuesday to protest two oil pipeline-related executive orders President Donald Trump issued earlier in the day. Late Tuesday morning, Trump signed executive orders aimed at moving forward the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The Keystone XL was killed by President Obama in 2015. It would go from Canada to the Midwest.
The Dakota Access Pipeline stalled in December amid protests by Native American groups. It is already nearly complete and would go from North Dakota to Illinois.
All of us were just like, okay, we knew this was coming, said Eryn Wise, who helped organize Tuesday s protest, which started around 5 p.m. [It s] disheartening of course, because we know he s not invested in the health and the future of the next generations.
While signing the executive orders, President Trump said the pipelines have the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs.
He said he wants to renegotiate the terms of the pipelines so that only steel made in the United States is used to build them.
If we re going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipes should be made in the United States, Trump said. We re going to put a lot of workers — a lot of steel workers — back to work.