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Metro Investigating Veteran Found Murdered in NW Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Metro is currently investigating the death of a man who was found with multiple stab wounds in his house Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to a home in the 7900 block of Quail Prairie after the man's wife returned home and found her husband, dead in the home near Grand Teton and Cimarron shortly after 1:30 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Joe Stutzman, a former U.S. Air Force member, who did contract work on planes for the military and recently returned from a deployment in Iraq.

Metro Capt. Patrick Neville described the man's body as showing signs that he had been beaten up. The victim also suffered multiple stab wounds.

Police are currently looking for anyone who may know anything relating to this murder or who may have been in the neighborhood Saturday Night or Sunday.

Mother Arrested in 18-Month-Old's Death

LAS VEGAS -- A woman is in custody and facing neglect charges in the death of her 18-month-old son.

According to the arrest report, when Larry Boyd arrived at University Medical Center on November 1, he was unresponsive and had extensive bruising over his entire body. He was pronounced dead one hour after he arrived at the hospital.

Police say his mother, 31-year-old Lolita Boyd-Marshall, and her 30-year-old boyfriend, Clyde Biggs, had no explanation for the child's injuries except "he is clumsy" and "hits his head a lot".

Boyd-Marshall told police that her son and five other children were left in her boyfriend's care while she went to the grocery store. She told police she had received a call from her boyfriend stating the child had thrown up and was having problems breathing.

Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Police are hoping the public can help them locate a suspect who robbed a bank Monday afternoon.

Police say the suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, 5'6" to 5'8", 150 - 170 lbs. with brown hair and wearing a black hat, blue windbreaker, jeans, black shoes and glasses.

The robbery happened around 1:40 p.m. at a bank located in the area of Tenaya and Craig.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Metro at 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. Tips leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a cash reward.

I-Team: Police Raid Another Medical Marijuana Business

LAS VEGAS -- Another medical marijuana raid with federal ties has been conducted in Las Vegas, this time on the outskirts of Summerlin. Officers from Las Vegas police, the DEA and HAZMAT crews were on the scene for hours.

The owners of Herbal Medical Caregiver were giving patients medical marijuana, but only for donations. That's still illegal.

HMC at Buffalo and Westcliff had just been given a temporary license for being a retail store and tobacco smoke shop at the beginning if the month. But police sources say that Las Vegas Business Licensing became suspicious on a recent visit. That led to the bust.

The HAZMAT crew took out a number of bags of lights and other growing equipment today. An employee on site did not want to speak, but patients say they have few options in the valley.

The owners say the feel targeted. They said they only want to help patients and they call this "robbery."

Operation Bad Company Nets 29 Arrests

LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of career criminals got an unexpected knock on their door Tuesday morning. Las Vegas police arrested 29 people from all over the valley in Operation Bad Company. Police say these suspects were were behind home invasions, burglaries and auto thefts, and more arrests are coming.

This wasn't one large crime ring; rather several small crime rings who made the mistake of selling stolen items to undercover police officers.

Several months ago, the northwest area of town was hit with several home invasions. Some of the criminals arrested were behind that string of incidents. Twenty-nine people are in custody, but 10 more people will be arrested or charged soon.

Operation Bad Company Nets 29 Arrests

LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of career criminals got an unexpected knock on their door Tuesday morning. Las Vegas police arrested 29 people from all over the valley in Operation Bad Company. Police say these suspects were were behind home invasions, burglaries and auto thefts, and more arrests are coming.

This wasn't one large crime ring; rather several small crime rings who made the mistake of selling stolen items to undercover police officers.

Several months ago, the northwest area of town was hit with several home invasions. Some of the criminals arrested were behind that string of incidents. Twenty-nine people are in custody, but 10 more people will be arrested or charged soon.

Residents, Police Dispute "Most Dangerous Neighborhood" Survey

LAS VEGAS -- It's been called one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, but Las Vegas police say that's far from the truth. They are disputing a study released earlier this week and say crime in a neighborhood near Carey and Martin Luther King Blvd. is actually going down.

Authorities credit good police work and efforts by residents policing their own community for a drop in crime rates. In fact, Metro says last year violent crime went down by almost 20-percent and property crimes dropped just as much. A downward trend even residents living here say they've noticed.

"It was pretty rough 15 to 20 years ago. Violence has pretty well gone down," said resident Eugene Henton.