Las Vegas morning update for Monday, July 31st

1. A man went missing while swimming at Lake Mead Sunday. Two men were swimming near a boat at around 10:45 a.m. near Hoover Dam. The men began to struggle and volunteers rescued one man and one man went underwater. The investigation is ongoing.

2. Police have identified four suspects in a marijuana dispensary robbery Saturday. Semaj Brown, Cory Ervin, Willik Mosbey and Justin Raaymakers were all booked Saturday in connection with the robbery. Surveillance video shows four men robbing the dispensary around 4 a.m. Saturday and an officer fired at the men at 4:20 a.m. All men were arrested shortly after.

3. Prosecution mistakes allowed a known felon to walk free on robbery charges, and now authorities say the man has reoffended. Brian Wright was charged in a series of 2014 robberies but prosecutors failed to notify Wright of the witnesses testifying in his trial as Wright was representing himself. The prosecution was forced to make a deal with Wright which set him free. Prosecutors filed charges against Wright two months ago in connection with a January robbery. Prosecutors say they plan to file more charges.


Surveillance photos released of medical marijuana dispensary robbery suspect

Also in the business at the time of the robbery there was a witness who left before the police arrived. Detectives are trying to identify this man who may be able to assist with the investigation.


Las Vegas News for Saturday, January 14th

Police have no one in custody after an armed robber made off with items from a jewelry store near Suncoast Casino on Friday evening. Officers searched the casino floor after responding to reports of an armed robbery at MJ Christensen Diamond Center. No one was hurt and the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry before driving away. Police have found the suspects car, but have not yet located the man.
Family has identified the woman found dead Friday morning near an apartment complex in North Las Vegas as Damonea (Da-mon-ya) Hull. North Las Vegas Police responded to the apartment complex on Donna Street for reports of a body around 8:30. Officers later confirmed the woman had been fatally shot, and the death was being ruled as a homicide.
And a Sunrise Hospital employee was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of the hospital on Friday afternoon. A man threatened the employee with a gun before making off with their cell phone. The employee was not injured, and the suspect is not in custody.