In the northeast part of Las Vegas is a scape of desert dubbed “The Saddle”.
Located at the corner of Lake Mead Boulevard and Arnona Road, this area has seen an increase of crime recently. The crimes are usually happening at night and are described as violent in nature. So the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is warning Las Vegas residents to stay away from this area. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported this from a recent statement released by the LVMPD: “‘We have had reports of illegal shootings, robberies, and other crimes,’ the statement read. ‘The area behind the Great Unconformity, a geologic feature just off Lake Mead Boulevard, has a full view of the Las Vegas Strip.” LVRJ also reported that the area saw 72 crimes in the area, mostly assaults against other people, in August alone, and that that number has increased steadily since March. Metro is planning to increase its patrol in that area to combat these crimes.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Northeast Area Command, released a video on their Facebook page of the area in question.
Along with the video, the LVMPD issued this warning for residents for the upcoming weekend and future notice:
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas