HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –
A 30-year-old man broke out of a valley psychological health facility and carjacked a victim Tuesday morning, according to Henderson cops.
Cops stated they are asking the general public to be on the lookout for Daniel Heller, referred to as a “self-destructive” drug user with “violent propensities.”
Heller is a white guy, about 6-foot-2, weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at about 10 a.m. in the location of Seven Hills Drive and Saint Rose Parkway. Police stated he was driving the carjacking victim’s beige 2013 Honda Accord with Nevada handicap plate E1801 which the automobile was likewise later involved in a small hit-and-run crash in Henderson.
Officer Scott Williams, a spokesman for the Henderson Cops Department, said he was especially concerned due to the fact that Heller has actually had access to weapons in the past.
“You’re simply handling someone that’s unsteady,” Williams stated. “As you understand, simply from recent events, when you have mental health blended with possibility of weapons, it’s urgent that we locate him.”
Cops stated Heller has household in California who revealed worry when they found out of his escape. It’s unclear where he could be headed.
“When you’re handling someone with mental illness, it’s hard to forecast where they’re going to go next or what their next move is going to be because it’s not a reasonable individual,” Williams stated.
Individuals who reside in the location stated they were “terrified” to become aware of the escape. One male stated his child goes to preschool in the very same car park as the psychological health center.
FOX5 talked to an employee who chose not to provide his name at Seven Hills Behavioral Health Center. He stated he had “no comment.”
Williams said Heller “saw a chance” when a door was left open inside the facility. Cops stated he ran through that door, then broke down a 2nd door.
“It’s a bit disturbing that we have a mental healthcare facility here with such low security and that something like this could occur,” neighbor Chris Aguon said.
“Oh no. No. They need to have much better security over there,” neighbor Cynthia Richardson stated. “That’s too simple. If he can do it, anybody can do it. So they really need to get on it and solve that problem.”
If the lorry or Heller is seen, Henderson cops said to call 911 immediately. Do not approach Heller or the lorry.
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