Suspect in series of LV bank robberies held

Las Vegas detectives along with the FBI arrested a “serial” bank robbery suspect alleged to have robbed at least five local banks of $40,000, police said.

Andre Byron Rogers Sr., 46, was arrested on Wednesday at his home on the 3000 block of South Nellis Boulevard, near Vegas Valley Drive. He faces three counts of bank robbery, and additional charges are pending, Las Vegas police said.

Police said Rogers has attempted to rob eight banks since April 7, mostly in the southwest valley. He obtained money in five of those attempts, police said.


Arizona man identified as LV accident victim

The 78-year-old man who died Monday after his vehicle was hit by a woman’s vehicle after she ran a red light was identified as Jack Gold of Fort Mohave, Ariz.

Police said 54-year-old Eloisa Taqueban of Las Vegas was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty when she ran a red light at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Commercial Center Drive.

Police said her Jeep hit Gold’s 2009 Ford Focus, which he was driving south on Commercial Center. Gold was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he died, police said.

Taqueban and 66-year-old Carol Gold of Las Vegas, who was a passenger in one of the cars, were both taken to the hospital. Police did not specify whether the two women were injured, nor did they specify in which vehicle Carol Gold was.

Police also didn’t say whether Taqueban was cited. The collision, which is the 54th traffic-related fatality under the jurisdiction of Las Vegas police, remains under investigation.


LV doctor arrested in prescription drug case

A Nevada judge set bail at $500,000 and ordered a Las Vegas doctor to surrender his passports after his arrest on allegations he improperly prescribed painkillers to undercover police officers in northwest Arizona.

A court spokesman said Thursday that District Judge Douglas Smith decided Dr. Albert Szu Sun Yeh will not be transferred in custody to Phoenix.

Smith instead set a status hearing July 28.

Yeh remained Thursday at the Clark County jail after his arrest earlier this month on a warrant issued in Arizona on charges of conspiracy, assisting a criminal syndicate, money laundering and administering a narcotic drug.

Yeh is accused of prescribing drugs including Oxycodone and Hydrocodone to undercover officers at his part-time clinic in Golden Valley, Ariz.

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