LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer has been arrested and is facing a pair of charges in connection with reportedly stalking his former fiancee.

According to court documents, Christopher Young was arrested and released on his own recognizance on December 18, 2023. A Declaration of Warrant explained that a woman was at her Las Vegas residence on October 21, 2023, when a friend arrived there at approximately 10 p.m.

The report said that the friend went to leave at 12:45 a.m. and noticed that the passenger window of his vehicle was broken and there was a large dent on the passenger side. Further inspection revealed two rocks in the car and another lying next to the vehicle.

The woman told investigators that she received a notification on her phone about 15 minutes after her friend arrived, informing her that a device was connecting to her router. The details of this made her believe that the person in question already had a username and password for the WiFi at her residence, she said.

She told police that she “immediately became concerned it was her ex-fiance, Christopher Young.” Police conducted a records check on the suspect and identified him, including noting his position as an LVMPD officer.

The woman told investigators that her relationship with Young ended in July 2023, and that he had “not responded well to the end of their relationship,” adding that he repeatedly sent her “lengthy text messages” saying that they needed to reconcile and “be together.” She added that she had a visitor at her residence on August 19, 2023, and received a text message from Young’s number the next day, asking to have his firearm back because he “can’t be having random people have access to it.”

The two agreed to meet at a Las Vegas police station to exchange the property on August 22, 2023. The woman recorded their conversation during the exchange, including Young questioning her about whether the car outside her house belonged to another man.

Investigators learned that Young used his access to police databases to conduct a records check on that car’s license plate. Geolocation data indicated that Young was on duty when he made the search.

On October 22, police canvassed the woman’s neighborhood for video surveillance footage and learned that a white male matching Young’s description was seen walking on the street shortly before midnight. When the man neared the woman’s home, it appeared that he “threw something in the direction towards her residence before running back north,” according to police.

Video showed the man walking south toward her residence again about 10 minutes later. He again ran away after a short amount of time.

Police contacted Young at LVMPD headquarters the next day and conducted an interview, advising him that he did not have to speak to them and that he was free to leave at any point. Young reportedly did not want to talk about the incident, but he asked about the severity of the crimes being investigated.

Young also apologized to the officers for putting them in the position of needing to investigate him. Police secured a search warrant for the suspect’s cellular device and shoes, and Young agreed to turn those over, adding that the shoes could be found in his vehicle.

The shoes recovered from Young’s vehicle appeared to be the same ones the man was wearing in the video from the scene. Additional video showed him leaving his neighborhood on an electric bike just before 10 p.m. He returned to his residence at 10:37 p.m.

Police said that Young began a Google search on his phone for “bare this pain” at 10:49 p.m. He also used that phrase in a draft of a message to the woman. It was never sent.

Video showed him returning to the scene in different clothing before throwing rocks. Data obtained through the search warrant indicated that his cell phone connected to the woman’s WiFi network at midnight. His cell phone also indicated that the suspect’s heart rate spiked from 140 beats per minute to 171 BPM.

Police said that data from his device indicated his normal heart rate was approximately 80 BPM. He returned to his neighborhood at 1:30 a.m.

Video and data from the search warrant led investigators to believe that Young had been engaging in a course of conduct toward the woman that made her feel “terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harrassed and fearful for her immediate safety.”

Young is facing charges for injuring or tampering with a vehicle with damage of $5,000 or more and stalking, first offense. He is under suspension of police powers without pay.

He has an appearance scheduled in Clark County Justice Court on March 12.


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