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Henderson man, 20, is killed in motorcycle accident

A 20-year-old Henderson man was killed Monday when his motorcycle collided with a truck. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man Tuesday as Aaron Bhim.

Las Vegas police said Bhim was riding a 1999 Yamaha south on Eastern Avenue, north of Maule Avenue, about 8:13 p.m. Sunil Chemmanoor, also of Henderson, was riding a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle next to him, police said.

The motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed as they approached Maule, police said. A Chevrolet truck, driven by Agustin Escobedo, a 53-year-old Las Vegas man, was at a stop sign traveling east on Maule. The truck pulled into the intersection, attempting to turn north on Eastern when Bhim’s motorcycle collided with the truck, police said. Chemmanoor, 20, also lost control of his motorcycle, police said.

Both riders were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where Bhim was pronounced dead. Chemmanoor was in serious condition, police said.

Escobedo, who fled the scene, was later arrested and charged with felony hit and run resulting in injury or death.

He was being held at Clark County Detention Center on $3,000 bail.


Foster parent is arrested on sexual assault allegations

A 62-year-old licensed foster parent was arrested last week on allegations he sexually assaulted one of his foster children, the Nye County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

John Bivens, who was licensed by the state, was arrested Feb. 17 and booked into the Nye County Detention Center, the sheriff’s office said.

He has since posted bail. The sheriff’s office said the state’s Division of Child and Family Services removed Bivens’ foster children from his care upon notification of the allegations.


UNLV student found dead in dormitory is identified

The student found dead in a University of Nevada, Las Vegas dormitory Monday afternoon has been identified as Race Matthew Salazar, a 19-year-old freshman.

Salazar’s body was found by a student around 1 p.m. in the university’s Tonopah Hall, a six-story structure in the southeast corner of the campus. He was not discovered by university officials, as was reported by the Review-Journal on Tuesday, according to university spokesman Dave Tonelli.

The Clark County coroner’s office has not released the manner and cause of Salazar’s death. There were no signs of foul play, according to the university.


Boulder City constable is arrested on DUI charges

The chief constable for Boulder City was arrested late Monday on traffic-related charges including driving under the influence, a news release issued by the city stated Tuesday.

Larry Markotay, 42, was also arrested on a charge of fleeing the scene of an accident. Officials said when Boulder City police caught up with him at a nearby residence, about 11:45 p.m., he failed a sobriety test.

The release states that about 10:55 p.m. a person called 911 and reported that a car struck a light post on Utah and Seventh streets, and the occupants exited the car and fled.

When police arrived, they recognized the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria as the on-duty vehicle belonging to Markotay.

He was taken to the Henderson city jail. His bail was $5,583, the release said.

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