RENO, NV (KOLO) - An operation led by the US Marshals Office April 8 until April 18, 2019 has led to the arrest of 110 people in Nevada. The suspects were wanted on numerous felony charges in multiple states and counties. Various narcotics were seized, in addition to nine 9 firearms.
Operation SILVER STAR (Strategically Targeted Apprehension Response) combined the efforts of 23 state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, working together on a "common goal of combatting crime and reducing violence in the communities in which they live and serve." according to the US Marshals Office.
The two-week operation focused on fugitive arrests, gang enforcement and sex offender initiatives, including joint operations to conduct more than 1,000 compliance checks on registered sex offenders.
Gary Schofield, US Marshal for the District of Nevada, says Marshal Service-led collaborative operations like Operation SILVER STAR aim to provide Nevada communities with immediate relief from crime and violence by targeting fugitives responsible for committing violent crimes.
“The ability of law enforcement agencies in Nevada to come together and work on a common goal was again proven during Operation SILVER STAR,” says Schofield.
The District of Nevada US Marshals specifically target violent offenders with active local, state and federal arrest warrants.
Boulder City Police Department
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Drug Enforcement Administration
Elko County Sheriff’s Office
Elko Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Henderson Police Department
Homeland Security Investigations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Investigations
Nevada Department of Corrections
Nevada Gaming Control Board
Nevada Department of Public Safety – Parole & Probation
Nevada Department of Public Safety – Highway Patrol
North Las Vegas City Marshal
North Las Vegas Police Department
Nye County Sheriff’s Office
United States Marshals Service-District of Nevada & Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce
United States Postal Inspectors
United States Probation
West Wendover Police Department
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