Category: Crime

Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part three of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrived in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2019, although…

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Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

From the Las Vegas Optic Police have arrested a woman accused of robbing two area Allsup’s convenience stores late last month. Bonnie Amber Burhans, 38, faces one count of felony armed robbery, and one count of felony robbery in two robberies at stores between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, 2020. The first robbery was reported…

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Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part two of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Sweeping raids by federal law enforcement agencies in August of 2012 resulted in 14 Las Vegas…

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Ties That Bind: Violent prison gang seeks to increase power with street gangs

Ties That Bind: Violent prison gang seeks to increase power with street gangs

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Federal agents and officers from multiple agencies converged on Las Vegas in the summer of 2012…

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Man sought after thousands in property recovered

Man sought after thousands in property recovered

From the Las Vegas Optic Two people face felony child abuse charges and one has been charged for stealing an estimated $10,000 worth of electronics and tools during an October burglary, according to court records. Michael Archuleta, 39, of Las Vegas, has been charged with receiving stolen property and drug possession charges following a search…

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Escape charges filed against woman accused of bringing drugs to jailed murder suspect

Escape charges filed against woman accused of bringing drugs to jailed murder suspect

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas woman who was jailed for violating the conditions of her release while on house arrest is now charged with escape. She has also been released on house arrest again. Skye A. Sedillo, 22, of Las Vegas, was charged Dec. 1 with one felony count of escape from…

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Families angered by recent violence demand change

Families angered by recent violence demand change

From the Las Vegas Optic By the time the sun set on Monday, Sept. 21, Cassandra Lucero’s family had begun to worry. Her father hadn’t seen her all day, and she hadn’t called. He contacted police, and friends and family began searching for the 29-year-old Las Vegas woman. Investigators with the Las Vegas Police Department…

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