Police: Missing Metro captain located


Ricardo Torres-Cortez

Metro Police Capt. James LaRochelle, left, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, presents the ShotSpotter technology that has been implemented in the Las Vegas Valley as part of a one-year pilot program that uses sensors to triangulate the source of gunfire. At right are Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Nellis Air Force Base Commander Col. Paul Murray.

Published Thu, Dec 21, 2017 (4:06 p.m.)

Updated Thu, Dec 21, 2017 (8:41 p.m.)

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Metro Police say a missing captain, James LaRochelle, was last seen about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, driving this tan-colored 1998 Land Rover with Nevada plates 592JBV near Desert Foothills Drive and Charleston Boulevard,

Metro Police said one of their captains who had been reported missing earlier today has been found.

Capt. James LaRochelle had last been seen about 2 a.m. driving a tan Land Rover near Desert Foothills Drive and Charleston Boulevard, police said.

This afternoon, Metro reported him missing, asking the public's help in locating him.

Police said about 8:30 p.m. that LaRochelle was found and was safe, without providing additional details.

LaRochelle is the commander with Metro’s Organizational Development Bureau.

Last month, he publicly introduced the Shotspotter pilot program to allow police to pinpoint the origin of gunshots with acoustic technology.

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