Las Vegas police Evidence Vault has 1 million unclaimed items


Metro has many warehouses around the city that house recovered property March 18, 2017 Burglars stole your stuff. The police recovered it. What comes next? Enter the reason for the Evidence Vault, which isn't really a vault at all, as attendees learned at a recent First Tuesday seminar. On hand for the February talk at Northwest Area Command, 9850 ...
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CONTACT 13: Processing sex assault test kits delayed


The AG says about 1,700 kits are on the way to be tested JANUARY 17, 2017 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A backlog in processing sexual assault test kits was a hot topic in the last election cycle. So what's the status now? Nevada had about 8,000 untested sexual assault kits sitting on the shelf last year.  Now, the out-of-state lab we're using to help ca...
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DNA links Las Vegas man to two cold case murders


McGuire also accused in a 2004 sexual assault December 15, 2016 The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has arrested 42-year-old Brandon McGuire for two cold case murders after DNA testing linked him to the crimes. McGuire was already in jail after being arrested on Oct. 12 for sexual assault and kidnapping in March 2004 when he was linked to ...
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Police solve 1991 cold case murder


A 25-year-old Las Vegas murder case has been solved, and the killer has confessed. The victim was killed in her east Las Vegas home, and police were stymied for more than two decades. November 16, 2016 Two veteran detectives, brought out of retirement to work nothing but cold cases, took the clues gathered by previous investigators and traveled to ...
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Nevada attorney general expects to receive first results from rape kit backlog


Enter Headline here May 31st 2016 CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Nevada Attorney General's "Sexual Assault Kit Working Group" expects to receive tests results from local jurisdictions on the state's backlog of sexual assault kits by the end of June. Spokeswoman Monica Moazez tells News 4-Fox 11 that Attorney General Adam Laxalt annou...
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DEVELOPING: NCSO sergeant busted in drug sting


Pahrump Valley Times, pvtimes.com BYLINE: Kelsey Givens, Pahrump Valley Times, Nye County, NV Sgt. Michael Horn A Nye County Sheriff’s sergeant was ensnared in a drug sting and arrested over the weekend after a subordinate became suspicious of the superio...
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Metro reviewing DNA cases after error led to wrongful conviction

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The Las Vegas Sun, lasvegassun.com BYLINE: Jackie Valley Las Vegas, NV Sheriff Doug Gillespie speaks during a news conference at Metro Police offices July 7, 2011. Steve Marcus A DNA mix-up caused by human error that led to the wrongful conviction of a man has prompted Metro...
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Busted pipe spares evidence at Boulder City Police Station

www.lasvegassun.com BYLINE: Jean Reid Norman Link to Article one photo Boulder City, NV A pipe that burst during renovation of the Boulder City Police Station flooded the evidence room but did not damage any evidence, police say. The pipe, part of the fire suppression system...
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