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Man Arrested After Child Porn Search Warrant Served

Patrick Malone

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police identified the man involved in a shooting with officers Thursday as Patrick Malone, 31.

SWAT officers had served a search warrant of Malone's home in the 7100 block of Pirates Cove and were inside the house when they came across a closed bedroom door. When they opened the door, Malone was pointing a handgun at them. Officers fired at Malone, and he dropped the gun, according to police.

No one was hit or injured in the shooting.

Police had served the warrant as part of an investigation conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children detail for possession and distribution of child pornography.

Malone is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of assault on protected person with a deadly weapon and a count of resisting a public officer with a deadly weapon.

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Continuing work along Sky Pointe Drive will necessitate additional closure time for part of the roadway.

Sky Pointe Drive now will be closed from Private Drive to New Leaf Avenue through  July 11. The two additional days are needed to complete paving.

In addition to widening a portion of Sky Pointe, the project will include storm drain improvements, new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and aesthetics.

Northbound traffic on Sky Pointe will detour to Cimarron, then to Sunny Springs. Southbound traffic on Tule Springs will detour to Sunny Springs, then to Cimarron.

Metro Police Investigating Shooting Involving Officer

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting involving a police officer.

According to a police spokesman, the officer was serving a search warrant in 7100 block of Pirates Cove near Tenaya Way and Westcliff Drive around 10 a.m. Thursday.

The SWAT team was called when the person involved would not come out. The team went into the apartment. According to police, the suspect had a firearm and two officers fired shots.

Police are not saying whether the suspect also fired a gun. No one was hurt and the suspect was arrested.

Power Outage Near Cheyenne and Rancho

LAS VEGAS - NV Energy is trying to restore power to customers in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Rancho Drive.

An NV Energy spokesman says a car struck a power pole at approximately 1:30 a.m. The accident knocked out power for 900 customers. A few dozen customers are still without power.

 

Camping Sites Limited on Mount Charleston

Camping Sites Limited on Mount Charleston

LAS VEGAS -- Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nevadans are expected to visit Mount Charleston this summer to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors, but finding a spot at a campground is pretty slim.

Only two campgrounds are open this summer. Next year, another three are scheduled to open, amounting to about 50 camping spots.

At the Fletcher View campground, there are 13 sites and the Hilltop campground, 35 sites.

"If you do come to the mountain, come early," said Shawnee Hinman of Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. "If you can't find a site, please go to the dispersed areas. Again they are free of charge, but make sure you bring your own supplies."

Campers who can't find a spot should have brought along their own supplies, including GPS, a map, knife, water and extra clothing. Be ready for anything out in the areas away from the campgrounds.

Patrols Looking for People Breaking Fire Rules on Mt. Charleston

Patrols Looking for People Breaking Fire Rules on Mt. Charleston

New saturation patrols started Wednesday and will last through the Fourth of July weekend, on and around Mt. Charleston.   

Federal and state law enforcement will be looking for anyone breaking the law and especially those breaking fire restriction rules.

Right now, all federal lands in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, which includes Mt. Charleston, are under Stage One Fire Restrictions.

That means campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds and absolutely no fireworks are allowed.

"There is no such thing as a safe-and-sane firework on the forest. It is against the law to use them in Clark County and it is against the law to use them in the forest," Jay Nichols with the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area said.

Other fire restrictions include:

Police Say Man Staged Girlfriend's 2006 Suicide

LAS VEGAS -- A man serving time in a Mississippi prison is facing a murder charge in the killing of a Las Vegas woman in 2006.

Shaun Leflore is accused of killing Chantell Hollowell in Dec. 2006. Hollowell's cause of death was initially ruled as a suicide from a gunshot wound to the head. At that time, Leflore told police that Hollowell was a prostitute and upset that he was leaving her. He told police that Hollowell put a gun to her head and shot herself in front of him.

According to the arrest report, Leflore's former girlfriend's told police he was violent, would make them take drugs, beat them, and would hold a gun to their head if he was mad.

Leflore was arrested and convicted of beating and attempting to kill one of those former girlfriends in 2007. He is currently serving a 13 year sentence in Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.