RENO, NV - KOLO's Crime Crackdown Day 2014 was a 19-hour effort between KOLO 8 News Now and law enforcement agencies that started at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. After a day's worth of 63 rotating mugshots and helpful caller tips, our station is proud to say that 13 of Washoe County's most wanted criminals are in custody.
(The number jumps from time to fime, owing to people being in custody in outside jurisdictions, with that information not getting back to Reno right away.)
KOLO 8 News Now teamed up with the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, U.S. Marshal, the Washoe DA's office, the Department of Public Safety and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. All day, the station flashed priority mugshots from different law enforcement agencies.
Police say many of these mugshots were from long-term, complex cases that had gone stale.
Many viewers called in to our command center, based at the Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center. At the end of the day, police say about 40 calls came in, many had viable information.
Police say a total of 13 people are in custody, but only 11 of those were from our mugshots. The other two are what police are calling bonus catches. They were associated with some of the criminals in the mugshots the police were pursuing.