Police officers peek into a vacant North Las Vegas home that had been occupied by squatters, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A new legislative measure aims to help authorities combat squatters. 

CARSON CITY — In August 2016, a Las Vegas property manager showed up at a vacant home where squatters had been reported and saw two people run out the back door.

Two hours later, somebody drove by and fired 28 rounds from an assault rifle into the property. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/mar/07/squatting-problem-las-vegas-lawmaker-solution/?_ga=1.78494100.1292562890.1490153411

It was no coincidence, said Metro Police Lt. Nick Farese, nor was it particularly uncommon. Speaking in support of a legislative bill aimed at reducing squatting by adding new requirements for lease agreements, Farese on Monday recounted a number of criminal acts involving squatters in recent years. Fatal shootings, arson, identity theft and drug crimes were on the list. http://www.rosemarielv.net