IN BRIEF

NEAR ARBOR VIEW HIGH

Suspect in fondling of high school girl sought

Las Vegas police were searching Tuesday for a man who accosted a 15-year-old girl walking to school last week in northwest Las Vegas.

The girl was on her way Thursday to Arbor View High School, near Buffalo and Grand Teton drives, about 7 a.m. when the man approached her from behind and fondled her, police said.

She fought off the man and ran to school.

The man was white, about 25 to 30 years old, 180 pounds and 6 feet tall. He had brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a black long-sleeved thermal shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect might have been driving a small red car, police said.

HOME IN THE LAKES

House fire kept at $150,000 in damages

A 7,000-square-foot home at The Lakes caught fire Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage.

This is the second time in the past two years the house at 8741 Newport Isle Court has caught fire, with both fires believed to have been caused by faulty wiring, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

The two-alarm fire started in the attic after the occupants had tried to reset the circuit breakers several times, the Fire Department said. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the house.

All occupants escaped without injury.

Many of the firefighters who responded were also involved in putting out the fire at the estimated $3 million home two years earlier, according to the Fire Department. 

HIT BY A VEHICLE

Titanium Metals Corp. worker struck, killed

A worker at the Titanium Metals Corp. plant was struck and killed by a vehicle at the plant about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Las Vegas police said.

Police and representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called to the scene.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene before police arrived, and the victim died shortly after their arrival, police said.

Police did not identify the victim.

NEVADA OSHA INVESTIGATING

Cosmopolitan site worker fell to his death

A construction worker found dead Monday night at a construction site on the Strip fell to his death, authorities said.

The coroner’s office identified the man as Michael F. Taylor, 58, of Las Vegas.

Workers at the Cosmopolitan construction site found Taylor’s body about 8:30 p.m.

Fire officials pronounced him dead, and Las Vegas police found nothing suspicious about the death, officials said.

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating.

The exact cause and manner of death are pending.

The Cosmopolitan, on Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, is scheduled to open later this year.

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