Published Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 | 2:31 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 | 3:25 p.m.
A man accused of shooting at Circus Circus security officers after he was caught breaking into a car in the parking garage was arrested Thursday, Metro Police said.
Joshua Olvera, 22, of Las Vegas was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on three counts of attempted murder with a weapon and one count of burglary with a weapon, officials said.
Police received reports about 3 a.m. of a shooting in the area of the 3000 block of South Industrial Road.
Police said three security officers had interrupted an auto burglary while on patrol inside the casino parking garage. A man ran away and fired several shots from a handgun at the officers, but no one was hit, police said.
The officers were armed, but they did not return fire. They helped police locate and identify the suspect, authorities said.
The hallmark of the 3,767-room Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park in Las Vegas lies under the Big Top, where circus acts perform on the Midway Stage as part of the world's largest permanent circus.
The Adventuredome, America’s largest indoor theme park, offers five acres of climate-controlled fun for all ages.
Guests of Circus Circus may dine in a variety of restaurants including THE Steak House, rated the best steakhouse by Zagat and recognized a record 20 times in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, and Rock & Rita’s, where flair bartenders and live music enliven the scene.
Circus Circus also offers a casino, wedding chapel, meeting and convention space and a 30-acre RV park.