Police: Man at Lincoln Park threatened with machete

Police: Man at Lincoln Park threatened with machete

From the Las Vegas Optic

A woman has been charged with aggravated assault after being accused of threatening a man with a machete near Lincoln Park late last month.

Eileen C. Moberg, 60, was arrested July 26 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

Officers with the Las Vegas Police Department were called to Samaritan House around 8 p.m. July 26 after the man reported the attack.

The man told police he’d been sitting in his car near Lincoln Park when a woman walked up behind his car and began punching it. The man got out of his car and shouted “don’t punch my car,” according to a probable cause statement filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court. The man said Moberg responded by pulling a machete with an orange handle out of her pants. He said she pointed the machete at him, then raised it over her head.

Police located Moberg sitting outside the nearby Samaritan House. She told police she’d been walking back to Samaritan House when she fell onto the man’s car, and that he started yelling at her.

A Samaritan House worker told police Moberg had a machete with an orange handle when she’d been at Samaritan House earlier.

When officers told Moberg a witness had seen her with the machete, Moberg admitted to having it at one point, but said she’d sold it to someone in the Walmart parking lot earlier that day, according to the probable cause statement.

Someone in the area pointed police to a pickup truck where officers located a machete with an orange handle hidden in the bed of the truck.

Confronted with the evidence, Moberg admitted to having it in her pants earlier, but said she never pulled it out. She later admitted to hiding it in the truck, telling police she’d decided to hide it because the man said he was going to call the police.

Moberg has multiple misdemeanor convictions for DWI-related offenses dating back to 1994, but has not been convicted of a felony or violent crime.

During a July 27 hearing, Judge Christian Montaño set an unsecured $5,000 bond for Moberg, and required that upon release from SMCDC, she be placed on house arrest at an address in Watrous, with a GPS monitor.

Conditions of release for Moberg were reviewed by Judge Melanie Rivera during a July 29 hearing. Judge Rivera left the bond amount in place, but removed the GPS requirement and ordered a mental health assessment.

Moberg was released from SMCDC July 29. She is scheduled to appear in Magistrate Court Aug. 8 before Judge Rivera for a preliminary hearing.