Washoe County, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – With more than 1700 sex offenders living in Washoe County, detectives have their work cut out for them.
A recent investigation into a sex offender living in Sun Valley revealed that Victor Wright was in possession of at least four firearms which is illegal due to his convictions on sex related crimes.
News 4 had the opportunity to ride along with the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU). Detectives with the RSONU are responsible for
keeping track of the 1,753 registered sex offenders throughout Washoe County and that number continues to rise on a weekly basis.
Detective Charles Smith and Detective Bill Talbott spend most of their time out of the office checking up on registered sex offenders to make sure they are living where they say they are. Smith and Talbott also track down non-compliant sex offenders.
Detective Smith says, “It’s a very satisfying job to know that we’re helping the community be aware of these people that are out there, that are a
danger to them and their children.”
For more information about sex offenders in Nevada visit: http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/search.aspx
There are also cell phone apps you can download to locate sex offenders, one app is called “Offender Locator” by Life360.