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Two Arrested in Marijuana Raid

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police served a drug search warrant near Craig and Cimarron on Friday afternoon and arrested two people.

Police say 37-year-old Lowel Shade and 37-year-old Rhonda Shade were arrested. Both were charged child endangerment, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Detectives recovered over 90 mature marijuana plants, a significant amount of processed marijuana ready for sale, and a firearm.

Police say the couple was charged with child endangerment because of a juvenile being present in the home during alleged illegal activities.

Police Seek Public's Help to Find Kidnapping Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect they say tried to kidnap a female.

The alleged incident happened on Tuesday, March 8th between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the tunnels under US 95 and Sky Pointe/Grand Teton as the female was attempting to cross the freeway by using the tunnels. The police have not released details on the female or when the alleged crime happened.

The suspect is described as being white, 17 or 18 years old, 5'10", 170 to 200 lbs and has dark hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt with red writing across the stomach area and tan shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to called Metro at (702)828-3591 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

Police Look for Alleged Jewel Thief

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for information about a burglary at a jewelry store.

Police say on Saturday evening, a man entered the store near Lake Mead Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard and stole several large diamonds valued at over $500,000. The suspect then and fled from the store.

The man is described as a white male in his mid-20's, about 6 feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to contact the Northwest Area Command Property Crimes Section at 828-4431 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Prominent Businessman Arrested for Domestic Violence

LAS VEGAS -- A prominent Las Vegas businessman is facing felony domestic violence charges after allegedly chasing and ramming his wife with a sports car.

Nevada Beverage Company owner Pat Clark faces a charge of battery constituting domestic violence with use of a deadly weapon.

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Prosecutors say in March of 2010, Clark confronted his wife over her relationship with her dance instructor. When she got in her car and left, Clark hopped in his Porsche and followed her, repeatedly ramming her car with his and causing severe damage to both vehicles.

He eventually cut his wife off at the Summerlin library, which is where police arrested him.

Las Vegas Special Ed Teacher Found Guilty of Abuse

LAS VEGAS  -- A Nevada jury has found a 67-year-old Las Vegas  special education teacher guilty of abusing autistic children in her class.

Mamie Hubbard-Washington could face up to 30 years in state prison following her conviction Wednesday on five felony child abuse and neglect charges. Clark County District Court Judge Abbi Silver set sentencing for June 16.

Her lawyer, Mike Feliciano, declined comment. The Clark County School District suspended Hubbard-Washington following her arrest in May 2007.

She was accused of hitting, pinching, scratching and grabbing five autistic students she taught from April 2006 to March 2007 at Doris Reed Elementary School in northwest Las Vegas. Witnesses told police that Hubbard-Washington sometimes used a wooden yardstick to hit the children. They ranged in age from 6 to 8, and had problems communicating verbally.

Officer Involved in Costco Shooting Faces Felony Charge

LAS VEGAS -- District Attorney David Roger says 23-year-old Thomas Mendiola is in a lot of trouble.

Last summer, Mendiola, a Metro Police officer, allegedly gave a .22 Ruger to his mechanic Robert Justice. Justice already had a criminal record in another state. On September 14, 2010, Justice sold the Ruger and a .357 handgun to an undercover police officer for $500.

According to the criminal complaint, Justice told Mendiola about his criminal convictions and Mendiola admitted to knowing about them. According to the complaint, Mendiola allegedly told Justice, "Dude, you're not supposed to have that, but you already know that." Investigators also say Mendiola stated the gun "was rusted, it had no sights. It didn't fire. Course, I never tried it. It just didn't look like it even fired to me at all."

If convicted, Mendiola could trade his badge for a prison ID.

Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in the area of Cheyenne Ave. and Tenaya Way.