From 8 a.m. to midnight today and Tuesday, the sheriff’s court security officer screening and X-ray station at the main entrance of the courthouse, located at 75 Court St., will be available for this free public service.
The X-ray machine will detect metal objects only. If you believe candy has been tampered with by other means, dispose of it immediately.
Law enforcement also has been working to keep sex offenders at bay during Halloween. Clark, Nye and Washoe counties have teamed up with the U.S. Marshals Service for Operation Trick-or-Treat, a five-day joint law enforcement operation to arrest sex offender fugitives and to ensure compliance with sex offender registration requirements by sex offenders in Clark and Washoe counties.
This annual joint operation was conducted from Oct. 24 through 28 and its goal was to arrest as many sex offender fugitives as possible and to conduct compliance checks on sex offenders suspected of being out of registration compliance. As of Friday, 21 fugitives has been arrested, 14 of which were sex offense-related.
Additionally, more than 100 compliance checks were conducted and about 90 percent were found to be compliant. Several other non-compliant sex offenders have been located in other states and information on those offenders has been forwarded to the local police and/or U.S. Marshals office in that state.