CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigations Division and the Nevada Threat Analysis Center, working with participating law enforcement agencies, have launched a website. It features profiles and photos of fugitives with active arrest warrants currently wanted by Nevada law enforcement.
The Investigations Division wants the public to view the profiles on NevadaMostWanted.org and submit any information they may have that would help law enforcement catch wanted fugitives. The website is designed to operate much like a local and regional crime watch, providing residents and businesses a way to report information about wanted fugitives they see, or know to be operating, in Nevada.
Tips can be submitted online or by calling the tip line at 844-733-7248. Anyone submitting a tip can remain anonymous, according to DPS.
“All too often, wanted individuals hide in plain sight in our communities, doing their best to avoid capture while committing additional crimes in the areas where we live. While criminals do their best to avoid capture, they must still engage in everyday activities like the rest of us, such as traveling on public roads, shopping at local stores, or interacting in some way with society. Because of this, wanted fugitives become vulnerable to the public eye where someone will eventually recognize them, despite the best efforts of the wanted fugitives to hide,” says Nevada Division of Investigations Lieutenant Andy Rasor.
The website features fugitives wanted by the Nevada DPS Investigations Division and the Nevada Department of Corrections. It will continue to expand to include fugitives wanted by the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation and other law enforcement agencies throughout the Silver State, according to DPS. Updated information on captured fugitives can also be found on the website.