US Marshals operation leads to 110 Nevada arrests

Published: Apr. 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM PDT
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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.

Participating agencies:

 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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