What is Crime Crackdown?

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - KOLO's Crime Crackdown Day began in 2014 as one day a year to focus on the local most-wanted... a list of names and mugshots given by various local law enforcement agencies who have warrants out for their arrests and are on the loose. The hope is that by showing these mugshots online and on TV, people might be recognized and reported, or some people might turn themselves in.

In each 2014 and 2015, at least a dozen arrests were linked to the Crime Crackdown effort, which involves a phone bank the day of the initiative and officers region-wide at the ready.

On Crime Crackdown 2016, June 7, there were seven arrests of highlighted people with warrants, plus four arrests connected to those people. Several tips came in with the potential to lead to more arrests in coming days. More were arrested in the following weeks and months for an overall total of 23 so far.

KOLO 8 News Now teams with the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, US Marshal, the Washoe DA's office, the Department of Public Safety and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. All day each year, we flash priority mugshots from those agencies. We also feature them, plus other crime- and safety-related stories, online.

Police say many of the mugshots are from long-term, complex cases that have gone stale.

See all the crackdown mugshots here.