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Taxicab carjacker arrested in North Las Vegas after jumping on semi-truck

Nathaniel Goldsmith (Source: LVMPD)
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” 0″ src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/03/16298644_G.png “width=” 180″/ > Nathaniel Goldsmith( Source: LVMPD )( LVACS )( LVACS). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. A wild series of events on Saturday night caused a guy’s arrest near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Las Vegas Metro authorities responded at about 8:15 p.m. to a taxicab carjacking at Las Vegas Boulevard and Carson Avenue, near Fremont Street, Lt. Jeff Goodwin, of City police, stated. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Nathaniel Goldsmith, triggered at least three crashes in the downtown area.

Nevada Highway Patrol located Goldsmith near Craig Roadway and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Goldsmith drove the taxi northbound on I-15 and deserted the vehicle in the left travel lane of the highway near Craig Roadway, according to Trooper Jason Buratczuk.

Goldsmith was running in traffic and aiming to carjack other automobiles unsuccessfully, but ultimately left the area on foot, Buratczuk said.

While traffic was stopped, Goldsmith got on the back of a semi-trailer, North Las Vegas Authorities PIO Eric Leavitt stated. He ended up at the Petro truck station near the Las Vegas Speedway where clerks called police on a man triggering problems. North Las Vegas authorities jailed Goldsmith without incident and he was moved into City’s custody.

Leavitt said Goldsmith was possibly under the influence and was unarmed.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for burglary, attempted break-in, battery with a deadly weapon, and grand larceny.

This was the third reported carjacking event in the previous 24 Hr. A UNLV student was injured in a carjacking near campus right before midday, while authorities said another carjacker stole a USPS automobile and later on abandoned it.

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Taxicab Authority to consider taking position on Uber

The Nevada Taxicab Authority will think about weighing in on the state dispute over regulating Uber in an unique meeting next week.

The difficulty is, the debate may be over by the time the five-member board that manages Clark County’s taxi industry fulfills.

The board on Tuesday accepted an unique conference on May 26 at 2 p.m., for “discussion and possible decision concerning (a) board position on the regulation of Uber and classification of (a) board spokesperson prior to the Legislature.”

The Nevada Legislature, arranged to close up shop on June 1, is plowing through lots of bills en route to the end of the legislative session. Assembly Costs 175, changed to incorporate the policy of transport network business by the Public Utilities Commission, is one of those expenses pending action by the Assembly. The much lower house also hasn’t thought about Senate Bill 440, which would require transport network business to be insured.

Lawmakers might work through the weekend and Monday’s Memorial Day holiday as deadlines loom for sine die.

The authority board wasn’t able to schedule a conference any earlier since of open-meeting-law requirements to post a program at least three working days prior to the meeting date.

Earlier in Tuesday’s conference, the board unanimously authorized permitting as much as 384 extra taxis on the streets each day June 19-22 for the Electric Daisy Carnival unique event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At the recommendation of the 16 taxi companies, the board authorized 12 additional taxis per business during 2 12-hour durations from midday to 2 a.m., and from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m., throughout the electronic music festival that runs from sunset to dawn over the weekend.

An estimated 140,000 individuals per night are anticipated to attend the event sponsored by Insomniac, a California-based celebration producer.

The only opposition to the proposal was minimal, coming from the Industrial Technical Specialist Workers union representing cab drivers, which suggested 10 extra cabs per company instead of 12.

Nellis Air Force Base as soon as again is assisting local transport business by permitting taxis and buses to use base streets to bring celebration attendees to the location.

A cab ride from the Strip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway costs between $50 and $60 one method. Electric Daisy Carnival guests typically enter groups to divide the cost of a ride.

Rick Nogues, unique occasions planning officer for the Metropolitan Cops Department, stated taxis and buses will be transmitted through the base with return journeys along Las Vegas Boulevard North, keeping Interstate 15 readily available to festival attendees taking their own vehicles.

With 5,000 to 10,000 more individuals per night attending the event this year over in 2014, traffic is anticipated to be heavy on I-15 in the hours preceding the opening of the festival, just before sunset June 19-22.

The heaviest festival traffic will certainly occur on southbound I-15 at sunup June 20-23. The June 23 festival exit time accompanies Las Vegas’ Monday-morning commute.

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