FEB
16

What happens to drugs, property and other assets seized by law enforcement?

Seized evidence is stored by Metro in an 83,000-square-foot evidence vault— February 15, 2020 It's the law enforcement equivalent of a prized taxidermy moose hanging on the wall of a hunter's den. Police departments tout their seized hauls of drugs, firearms, cash and other assets on social media after a major bust, displaying photos of what they t...
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FEB
15

Carlin's police chief submits resignation after audit of evidence room

audit revealed the department's evidence storage room was not adequately maintained, February 15, 2020 ELKO – Carlin Police Chief Dennis Fobes is resigning after an audit revealed the department's evidence storage room was not adequately maintained, throwing an unknown number of pending criminal cases into question. The Carlin City Council is sched...
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NOV
11

Arrest report: Metro detective helped lover avoid jail, gave her stolen meth

"Store Meth from a bust" October 29, 2019 Sometime after they began communicating last year, the relationship between a Metro Police detective and a woman turned sexual. Several times when she was in handcuffs for incidents like arrest warrants, alleged shoplifting, or being found inside a stolen vehicle, Lawrence Rinetti Jr., the detective, came a...
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FEB
08

Investigators use genetic genealogy to solve 1983 cold case sexual battery on 12-year-old girl

The suspect, William Louis Nichols, had previously been charged with rape in his home state of Wisconsin Enter Article DATE HERE Authorities in Florida have linked a suspect to a 1983 cold case of sexual battery on a 12-year-old girl using genetic genealogy, an investigative technology that uses an unknown suspect's DNA to trace his or her fam...
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SEP
30

Nevada News: AG Laxalt Announces 95 Percent of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits Sent for DNA Testing, Resulting in at Least 13 Arrest


AG Laxalt's Office Secures Additional $1,000,000 in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Federal Grant Funding, Securing More than $10 million in Total Enter Article DATE HERE CARSON CITY, NV – Yesterday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that 95 percent of Nevada's previously untested sexual assault kits have been sent to labs for t...
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AUG
24

I-Team: New DNA evidence helps Metro ID suspect in homicide cold case


$10,000 Reward!!!!!! August 24, 2018 LAS VEGAS - Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a prime suspect in a murder investigation that began 13 years ago. The Clark County District Attorney has issued an arrest warrant in the strangulation death of an 84-year-old grandmother. The I-Team learned exclusively that Metro's Col...
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JAN
22

Former Las Vegas Metro officer arrested for 1997 cold case murder (DNA)

A former Las Vegas Metro police officer was arrested after results from a DNA kit related to a cold case homicide matched his profile, an official Metro release confirmed. January 17, 2018 LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A former Las Vegas Metro police officer was arrested after results from a DNA kit related to a cold case homicide matched his profile, an offi...
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OCT
08

The Latest: Some concertgoers’ belongings being returned

Deputy Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck announced Sunday that items are being returned to people at a Family Assistance Center in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. October 8, 2017 LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Officials say they're beginning to return personal belonging...
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JUN
14

Female jail inmates admit stealing prescription drugs from sheriff’s office drop box

She admitted and wrote a voluntary statement of obtaining prescription medication from the front counter of the sheriff's office pill drop box June 14, 2017 CARSON CITY, Nev. — According to Carson Now, Three Carson City jail inmates face multiple felony drug charges after allegedly stealing prescription medication from a drop-off box inside the fro...
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MAR
18

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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JAN
17

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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DEC
15

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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JUL
14

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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JUN
05

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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JAN
27

DEVELOPING: NCSO sergeant busted in drug sting

Pahrump Valley Times, pvtimes.comBYLINE: Kelsey Givens, Pahrump Valley Times, County, NVSgt. Michael HornA Nye County Sheriff’s sergeant was ensnared in a drug sting and arrested over the weekend after a subordinate became suspicious of the superior of...
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JUL
07

Metro reviewing DNA cases after error led to wrongful conviction

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The Las Vegas Sun, lasvegassun.comBYLINE: Jackie ValleyLas Vegas, NVSheriff Doug Gillespie speaks during a news conference at Metro Police offices July 7, 2011. Steve MarcusA DNA mix-up caused by human error that led to the wrongful conviction of a man has prompted Metro Pol...
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SEP
24

Busted pipe spares evidence at Boulder City Police Station

www.lasvegassun.comBYLINE: Jean Reid NormanLink to Articleone photoBoulder City, NVA 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, brok...
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