A man was apprehended by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on Monday after having allegedly assaulted a security officer at a local bus stop, before attacking other officers. Allyn McFarland, 29, is facing charges of mayhem, battery with substantial bodily harm, mistreatment of a police animal, and seven counts of battery on a protected person.
The incident began at the Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive intersection, whereupon McFarland had thrown rocks at and smashed a garbage can. Upon the police’s arrival, the suspect had barricaded himself onto an RTC bus. Officers attempted to get him to leave, which resulted in a struggle. During the altercation, McFarland was bitten by a police dog and bit an officer on the ear. In the end, he was apprehended and both he and the injured officers were treated at University Medical Center, before being released. The condition of the police dog, “Mr. G”, is unknown, as is the state of the security guard. McFarland is currently in custody at the Clark County Detention Center and is due to appear in court on Wednesday.
Additionally, last week, a man was arrested after U.S. marshals seized around 52 pounds of methamphetamine (meth) near the Las Vegas Strip. Veken Ibrahim Yousif was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. This followed a meeting between Yousif and a government informant to buy drugs, with the informant also having bought three-pound amounts of meth from Yousif in January and February. Following his arrest, Yousif appeared in Las Vegas federal court and was released on his own recognizance.
Lastly, an Uber driver, Denzel McAlpine, who frequently operates in the Las Vegas Strip area, lost $859 in an impostor scam last Friday. McAlpine had received a call from someone claiming to be from Uber Support, who promised him a $250 bonus for having taken 4,000 rides. In order to receive the money, he was instructed to register a virtual Uber card to his account and delete the debit card on his account, before losing the money. Uber later refunded the loss, while also emphasizing the importance of safeguarding personal information and not disclosing passwords and verification codes to anyone.