Boulder City man accused of setting fires
Henderson fire investigators arrested a 69-year-old man Saturday in connection with a string of fires set early Friday.
David Richardson was booked at the Henderson Detention Center on two counts of first-degree arson, seven counts of third-degree arson and one count of petty larceny.
Investigators said they think Richardson started eight fires near the intersection of Eastern and Serene avenues about 4:15 a.m. Friday. A house, a vehicle and several garbage bins were torched in the spree, authorities said.
Tipsters identified Richardson after news reports about the fires. He was arrested at his Boulder City home. Authorities have not reported a motive for the arsons.
Victim of pickup crash was Las Vegas man
The man who was pronounced dead late Friday after his pickup hit a wall along Rampart Boulevard was 53-year-old Dexter Young of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said.
Young was northbound on Rampart south of Cheyenne Avenue about 10 p.m. when his 2001 Toyota Tacoma bounced off the median, veered back across three lanes and hit a block wall, Las Vegas police said.
Investigators said Young might have suffered a medical problem just before the crash.
Driver in collision was 44-year-old Las Vegan
The driver killed early Sunday when he crashed into oncoming traffic on Arville Street was identified as Aziz Erechga, the Clark County coroner’s office said.
The 44-year-old Las Vegas man was driving north on Arville about 12:45 a.m. when his 1996 Nissan Sentra crossed the center line and hit an oncoming 1994 Chevrolet Suburban near Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas police said.
Erechga died at the scene. The passengers in the Suburban, 29-year-old Elmer Amaya and 21-year-old Carmen Jimenez, both of Las Vegas, were taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries, police said.
BODY IN TRUNK
Shooting victim was 25-year-old LV man
A man found dead in the trunk of a car last week was identified as 25-year-old Joey Gene Deom.
His body was discovered Thursday in the trunk of an Acura that was parked in a stolen trailer at a northwest valley apartment complex.
Deom, of Las Vegas, had been shot multiple times in the head and body.