Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten and Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza gave an update on local law enforcement issues. The 2018 Elko Police Department Annual Report is out and shows severe crime is down from 2017. Sheriff Narvaiza talked about staffing issues and jail overcrowding, courthouse security and supporting the NDI Drug Task Force. Lamoille Summit access is also an issue for both city police and sheriff’s officials.
Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza was a guest of County Commissioner Cliff Eklund. The sheriff outlined preliminary details of a combined narcotics bust that led to discovery of a huge cockfighting compound in Osino. More than 600 roosters and 300 hens were seized, stolen guns recovered as well as trafficking amounts of meth. Authorities are also investigating the discovery of what appears to be raw gold stolen from a northern Elko County mine. Three suspects are jailed. Also on the program: discussion of political support of a resolution naming Elko County a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary,” in opposition to gun control legislation approved by Nevada lawmakers. The resolution was approved unanimously. 2nd Amendment supporters attend the Elko County Commission meeting Wednesday, March 20 opposing gun control. Elko County GOP Chair Lee Hoffman was among the speakers offering support for the resolution favoring Elko County as a “2nd Amendment