weather icon Clear

String of burglaries reported near Summerlin golf courses

Updated January 16, 2023 - 12:05 pm

Las Vegas police are investigating nearly a dozen burglaries reported near Summerlin golf courses.

Suspects walking through golf courses or desert areas have broken into 11 homes since Oct. 22, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The homes are all near golf courses, though police did not say if any specific neighborhood was targeted more frequently.

Summerlin encompasses six golf courses: TPC Las Vegas, TPC Summerlin, Palm Valley Golf Course, Eagle Crest Golf Course, Highland Falls Golf Club and Angel Park Golf Club.

“Detectives are currently canvasing the affected areas in order to locate any videos , photos, or information which can lead to the identification of the possible suspects,” Metro wrote in the statement.

Police have enacted major case protocol, and anyone with information may call Summerlin area command at 702-828-9455.

In October 2021, a year before these burglaries were reported, the same crime was up 34 percent in Summerlin.

At least 72 burglary reports were taken in Sun City Summerlin between April 1 and Oct. 1, 2021, according to online crime mapping. Police said 49 of those crimes were related and suspects were identified.

Elderly residents of the retirement community told the Review-Journal at the time they were adding security cameras, screens and alarm systems.

Metro’s Summerlin area command, which covers west Las Vegas from West Cheyenne Avenue to West Warm Springs Road, is significantly larger than the city’s Summerlin limits. Metro’s jurisdiction includes nine miles south of Summerlin, extending to South Durango Drive and Warm Springs.

From Oct. 22 to Monday, Metro received 117 reports of burglaries in Summerlin area command, according to the department’s online data. At least 32 of those were in the defined Summerlin neighborhood.

Metro’s data showed six burglaries were reported on three streets around TPC Las Vegas between Dec. 27 and Monday.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
First witness takes stand in Trump hush money trial

A prosecutor said Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 election, while a defense lawyer attacked the credibility of the government’s star witness.