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Operation Safeguard results in dozens of arrests, closed cases

Posted at 12:08 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 03:08:57-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The North Las Vegas Police Department says it has partnered with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (NV FIST) over the past four days to successfully complete Operation Safeguard, which resulted in the arrests of more than 25 fugitives across the valley.

The North Las Vegas Police Department’s Problem Solving Unit worked hand-in-hand with NV FIST to capture 26 wanted fugitives and close out 40 open investigations.

“Our Problem Solving Unit is specially-trained to solve difficult cases, and in just four days we were able to get dozens of criminals off the streets. It's this type of skill and collaboration that makes these operations a great success,” North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said.

“These targeted operations have real, significant impact because they take individuals off the streets that are committing crimes in our community,” U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield said.