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Las Vegas law enforcement officer nabbed after standoff

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A Las Vegas Metro policeman was apprehended after a standoff which started on Wednesday, according to North Las Vegas authorities.

Authorities said they reacted to a report of a self-destructive individual at 7:30 p.m. in the area of Corn Creek Road and U.S. 95. Cops initially stated the person may be wanted in connection with a case under investigation by North Las Vegas cops.

Responding officers confirmed the person is Officer Bret Theil, of Las Vegas City cops.

A grand jury returned indictments on Wednesday on Theil for six counts of first-degree kidnapping of a small, 5 counts of lewdness with a kid under the age of 14, 6 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 years, four counts of sexual attack with a minor under sixteen years, four counts of sexual assault, and 2 counts of kid abuse, disregard or endangerment.

The standoff concluded at 6 a.m. and Theil was apprehended.

Rangers at the desert wildlife haven stated they heard Officer Theil wanted to come out there since it’s so peaceful.

He appeared quite directly however quite quiet. He never ever spoke quite about anything besides he was a policeman,” Thiel’s father’s neighbor Terry Steenfott said. “I have total respect for kids and any person to do that with children, I simply lose all respect for anybody that does that.”

Neighbors stated Thiel had 2 kids.

: I came over to the house a couple of times to ask how the father’s doing and (Thiel would) open the door and said he can’t talk and he ‘d close the door right in my face. So that kind of got me suspicious of exactly what’s going on … Exactly what puzzles me is I see so much of police getting in difficulty nowadays.”

Phil Ramos is a retired metro homicide detective. He stated SWAT teams have to be more cautious when dealing with fellow officers.

“The officers understand that they’re in a lot of difficulty. At the minimum, their profession is over. They have actually brought shame to themselves. To their family. To their colleagues. To the department in basic. “There’s a level of desperation you may see with officers in that situation that you would not see with other people in general since they understand what they’re facing … And cops don’t do well in prison.”

Inning accordance with the indictment, the abuse started when the kid was nine or Ten Years old, in 2005 or 2006.

Cops said the preliminary investigation suggested that Theil abused a relative for numerous years prior to it was given the attention of law enforcement officials.

Anybody with extra info is prompted to call North Las Vegas cops at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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