Operation 'Gotcha in the Fall' finds non-compliant sex offenders

LAS VEGAS - A recent operation involving local police and the Nevada Department of Public Safety revealed that some sex offenders were violating their lifetime supervision conditions.

Operation "Gotcha in the Fall" was conducted from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 and involved checking on 250 sex offenders under lifetime supervision. The operation focused on verifying addresses for the offenders. There were 156 offenders found to be in compliance, another 94 could not be confirmed through contact with the offender or another resident. Those will be followed-up, parole and probation officials said. 

However, 17 offenders were found to not be in compliance. New charges could be filed against those offenders if they do not comply within 30 days.

There are a total of 622 lifetime supervision sex offenders in southern Nevada.

The operation is conducted twice a year by the Nevada Department of Public Safety's Division of Parole and Probation, the U.S. Marshal, Henderson Police and Las Vegas Metro Police.