By Las Vegas Tribune Staff
Sheriff Lombardo has never been a friend of this publication due to the fact that we did not endorse his candidature for the position he is now holding.
The newspaper did not believe he is the right person to run the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department but people who work in other businesses owned by the owner of the newspaper should not have to pay the consequences or risk their life because of the sheriff’s vendetta against the owner of this publication.
Calls made to the non emergency number (311) are not answered or take an average of one hour and twenty minutes to be answered.
If the number is not recognized by the non emergency operator, the police never respond and never show up to offer assistance.
On Tuesday a man was sitting in front of the door of a business owned by Rolando Larraz on Tenth Street, not allowing the employees to enter the premises.
Two hours later a police car passed by and did not see any disturbance and “cleared the call” stating that there was “a shooting on Stewart Avenue” and they had to respond to emergency calls first,” like two females in distress is not an emergency.
On the phone with a female by the name of Jackson (no officer, no Mrs. or Miss, just Jackson) who claimed to be a supervisor with the 311 operators, this Jackson told the newspaper “If you are not happy how we handle the calls you can go to the Internal Affairs Department as is your right.”
It is too much of a coincidence that every time that business on 10th Street that has nothing to do with this newspaper calls for help there is a “shooting nearby” and they cannot respond to the call.
A young Mexican lady who owns a business on Charleston Boulevard and 10th Street was threatened by a homeless man with a knife and the lady that works on 10th Street called the police but because the call was made from a business owned by Larraz, there was no response to the call while two police cars were at the 7-Eleven Store right across the street. We wrote about it in a previous issue:
“A young lady of Mexican descent called Metro when a homeless man pulled a knife on her when she asked him to move away from her business’s front door; it happened three weeks ago and she is still waiting for a police car to stop by; thank goodness she is not waiting for them to save her life. Since she is not Black, I guess it cannot be considered racism.”
The young lady still (four weeks later) is waiting for the police to respond to her call.
Coincidence? Maybe not.