Las Vegas Crime Round Up: Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel Fire Leads to Injuries
Posted on: May 1, 2023, 05:43h.
Last updated on: May 5, 2023, 05:08h.
Some guests at the Horseshoe Las Vegas hotel suffered injuries after a fire broke out Friday night on the property’s 19th floor.
Portions of Las Vegas Boulevard were temporarily closed to allow firefighters to battle the blaze. Victims were treated at the hotel. None needed to be transported to a hospital, Las Vegas TV station KTNV reported.
Sprinklers were activated which kept the fire contained to a small area, and crews extinguished the remainder of the burning material,” Clark County Fire Deputy Chief Billy Samuels said in a statement quoted by KTNV.
No firefighters were injured. Seventy-six firefighters — or more – responded to the hotel. Some 20 fire vehicles were driven to the Horseshoe Las Vegas, too.
As of this weekend, fire officials were still searching for the cause of the fire. No damage estimate was immediately available.
Suspected Prostitute Arrested for Alleged Theft at Tropicana
A woman was arrested last week for the theft of $103,000 from a man staying in a hotel room at the Tropicana Las Vegas on April 9. She was identified as Savannah Cisneros and was charged Wednesday with grand larceny.
The unnamed victim won about $103K at the MGM Grand Las Vegas casino and brought it to the Tropicana.
Cisneros was first introduced to the man by a third person while they watched a boxing match at the MGM Grand. The would-be victim later texted Cisneros to meet him at a bar. They met up at the Tropicana Hotel.
When the man was showering in his room, Cisneros fled the room with a cash-filled duffel bag, police said. She was wearing just her underwear when she left the hotel room, Las Vegas TV station KLAS reported. The man, reportedly wearing no clothes at the time, went outside the room to look for the suspect. But she had already fled from the hotel.
Cisneros is scheduled to appear in local court on June 1. She has been charged previously for trespassing at other Las Vegas Strip casino hotels, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Meth Seized in Vegas Hotel
A man was arrested last Wednesday after some 50 pounds of methamphetamine (meth) was located by authorities in a room at an unnamed Las Vegas hotel. Manuel Efrain Manzanares, 26, of Salinas, Calif., was charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy.
He was in a car parked in a lot when he was apprehended. Police found a handgun, cocaine, and information that led authorities to locate the meth in the hotel room in his car. The suspected meth was stored in two duffle bags in the room, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The incident was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Downtown Vegas Sees Increased Patrols
Marshals from Las Vegas have made 52 arrests and issued 115 citations in the downtown area since January. In total, the marshals responded to 588 calls. The charges include narcotics violations, weapons counts, and arresting a suspect on a murder charge, according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
The 10 marshals are on patrol stretching from Fremont Street to the Strat Hotel. They typically patrol between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. and monitor an area popular with tourists.
The “FLEX” Team undertakes the selective enforcement operation.
Authorities earlier this year also launched an anti-crime initiative called “Operation SAFER.” The acronym stands for Stronger Alliance for Enforcement and Relationships. A new Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) substation will open in downtown Las Vegas later this year.
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