ACCIDENTAL DRIVEWAY DEATH
Boy killed when dad runs over him is ID’d
The North Las Vegas toddler who died Friday when his father accidentally ran over him has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Hector Manuel Rubio.
The 21-month-old boy was hit when his father backed a car out of the driveway, according to North Las Vegas police. The toddler suffered fatal head injuries. He died at North Vista Hospital.
The accident happened about 2 p.m. at the Green Spot Mobile Home Park, 2537 Las Vegas Boulevard N., near Civic Center Drive.
Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said Friday that the 35-year-old father was leaving for an appointment when the boy got out of the house.
Police declined to identify the parents and don’t plan to file charges against them.
Scooter driver killed ID’d as 58-year-old man
The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man who died Thursday after his Baron scooter collided with a truck trailer as 58-year-old Ramiro Pedro Olivas of North Las Vegas.
Police said the accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. while the scooter and truck were northbound on Decatur Boulevard south of Vegas Drive. Police said Olivas changed lanes and struck the trailer towed by the truck. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.
The driver of the truck was identified by police as 26-year-old Robert Keyse of Las Vegas. The collision was still under investigation Monday.
JANUARY HEAD COUNT
Volunteers needed to count homeless people
The local Committee on Homelessness is looking for volunteers to help with a count of Clark County’s homeless population.
One thousand volunteers are needed to conduct a head count of the homeless Jan. 28-29.
Rural and outlying areas of the county will be counted the first day, and the urban areas of the Las Vegas Valley will be counted on the second day.
This will be the county’s third count of the homeless. The last count, completed in July 2007, found an estimated 11,417 homeless people.
The Southern Nevada Regional Planning Commission’s Committee on Homelessness uses the numbers when applying for federal assistance and other aid to help fight homelessness.
Count organizers are looking for volunteers who have transportation and a cell phone. To volunteer, call 455-5832 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.
NLV court names Tyrrell chief judge
The North Las Vegas Justice Court has named Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrrell its first chief judge.
Chief judges are chosen for justice courts with three or more judges. North Las Vegas’ third justice court judge, Chris Lee, takes the bench in January.
Previously, North Las Vegas Justice Court had only two judges, Tyrrell and Judge Stephen Dahl.
Tyrrell has been the city’s Justice Court Department 2 justice of the peace since January 2001.
Her two-year term as chief judge begins Jan. 5.
6 P.M. TO 6 P.M.
Free 24-hour bus service over New Year’s
The Regional Transportation Commission has announced free bus service in the Las Vegas Valley for 24 hours starting the evening of New Year’s Eve.
The free rides will run on all RTC buses starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and ending on New Year’s Day at 6 p.m.
Officials say the buses that usually run along the Las Vegas Strip will be rerouted nearby because the street will be closed to motor traffic.