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Federal Agents Catalog Artwork Found in Fugitive's Storage Unit

FBI agents are still cataloging the hundreds of pieces of artwork found inside a Boulder City storage facility, which was rented by a German man accused in an international fraud scheme.

Law enforcement arrested 51-year-old Ulrich Engler last week after a check of his fingerprints, following a driving under the influence arrest in February 2011, tied Engler to a $100 million financial scheme in Europe.

Federal agents have found jewelry, sports memorabilia, paintings and statues in the storage unit, with an estimated worth of $20 million.

Engler is being held in Las Vegas until he is deported back to Germany.

Drunk Boaters Targeted This Weekend

Drunk Boaters Targeted This Weekend

 

State officials will be cracking down on drunk boaters throughout Nevada over the weekend, including at Lake Mead.

Game wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will take part in a nationally coordinated enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Dry Water.” In an attempt to reduce the number of drunken boaters, Operation Dry Water is an effort to coordinate increased patrols, investigations, and operating under the influence check points.

Events will take place at including Lakes Lahontan, Mead, Tahoe, Mohave, Topaz, and South Fork Reservoir. 

“We want people to go boating and have fun, but drunken boaters cause accidents and fatalities," said Capt. David Pfiffner, Nevada’s Boating Law Administrator. "Of our fatal accidents, almost half in an average year are alcohol related. Too many people are getting hurt because of a senseless, selfish act of some people.”

DUI Patrols to be Stepped Up This Weekend

DUI Patrols to be Stepped Up This Weekend

 

Prepare to see more officers in Boulder City this holiday weekend.

The Boulder City Police Department is partnering with other agencies throughout southern Nevada to crack down on impaired drivers. Officers from the Boulder City Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas Police Department and Mesquite Police Department will be conducting DUI saturation patrols in various areas of the valley, including Boulder City.

These multi-jurisdictional patrols will focus on identifying drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers. This effort is coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is partially funded by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G

Henderson

1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

Henderson Police offer Citizen Academy

Henderson Police offer Citizen Academy

The Henderson Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizen Academy. The 13-week academy meets each Tuesday to educate citizens, with a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police Officer.

During the 13-week academy, topics discussed include community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, detention center, communications, investigations division and narcotic enforcement. The Department's SWAT unit will demonstrate various firearms, less than lethal weapons and chemical agents. Students also will have the opportunity to fire various weapons.

Classes will be held each Tuesday starting May 17 at the Henderson Police Department, 223 Lead Street. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Henderson.

For more information or obtain an application form, contact the Henderson Police Department's Training Bureau at 267-4850.