Subject: Re: To Serve and Protect - Las Vegas
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:14:26 PM UTC-5, thinbl...@gmail.com wrote:
> Las Vegas police officer charged with sexually assaulting child
> By David Ferrara Las Vegas Review-Journal February 7, 2018
> A veteran Las Vegas police officer was indicted Wednesday on more than two dozen kidnapping and
sexual assault charges involving a child.
> Prosecutors said the crimes occurred over several years and ended early last year.
> Bret Theil, 38, faces six counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of lewdness with a child
under 14, six counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14, four counts of sexual assault with a
minor under 16, four counts of sexual assault and two counts of child abuse, neglect or
endangerment. The felony charges carry possible sentences of life in prison.
> Prosecutors could not immediately provide further details about the crimes, which occurred in
North Las Vegas, but said in court that the victim has been threatened via email since Theil was
notified of a possible indictment.
> Chief District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued a warrant for Theil’s arrest and set his bail at
> A North Las Vegas police spokesman could not provide further details about the charges, citing an
ongoing investigation, and he said Theil had not been arrested as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
> Theil, who has been on the force since August 1998 and is currently assigned to the traffic
bureau, earned about $150,000 in 2016, according to a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman and
the most recent figures available on TransparentNevada.com. Theil is expected to be relieved of duty
without pay, the spokeswoman said.
> He has not reported to work since learning of the indictment, having since filed for medical
leave, according to online court records.
> Theil’s attorney, Craig Mueller, could not be reached for comment.. But according to the court
records, Mueller told the judge that Theil was not a flight risk or a danger to the community.
Standoff in northwest Las Vegas ends with police officer in custody
By Mike Shoro Las Vegas Review-Journal February 7, 2018
Updated February 8, 2018 - 1:53 pm
A recently indicted Las Vegas police officer was taken into custody early Thursday after an
hourslong standoff with police in the northwest valley.
Police responded about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to reports of a suicidal man barricaded near Corn Creek,
according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.
North Las Vegas police said Metro officer Bret Theil, 38, was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m.
Theil was hospitalized and is expected to be booked Thursday, police said.
Metro’s SWAT unit was initially called to help North Las Vegas police with the incident, Gordon
said. North Las Vegas police spokesman Eric Leavitt later said Metro took the lead on the incident.
Theil was indicted Wednesday on more than two dozen kidnapping and sexual assault charges involving
a child. A Metro spokeswoman said Wednesday that Theil was expected to be relieved of duty without
The department veteran faces six counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of lewdness with a
child under 14, six counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14, four counts of sexual assault
with a minor under 16, four counts of sexual assault and two counts of child abuse, neglect or