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Sheriff’s Corner By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Howard Copelan

Sheriff’s Corner

By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO  

This week’s Sheriff’s corner I would like to ask the public for assistance. In 1989 The Sheriff’s Office obtained a grant called the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. Every year since then the Sheriff’s Office has continued its efforts in obtaining this grant and has been successful. This grant is used to pay the wages of two deputies that are assigned to the Eastern Nevada Narcotics Task Force.  This task force is used to combat the illegal drug activity in White Pine County, Lincoln County and Eureka County. The two deputies assigned to the task force work directly with the Nevada Department of Public Safety and combine resources to make an effective team. Last month the Sheriff’s Office was notified that the monies for the grant, which we had been approved to receive for this year are being withheld due to an executive order from President Trump’s administration. The order indicates that the allocated funds for the grants will be withheld until states and local communities certify compliance with 8 USC Section 1373. This is the Federal law that prohibits states and local jurisdictions from impeding the sharing of an individual’s immigration statues with federal authorities.  Although Nevada is not a sanctuary state the executive order is a blanket approach throughout the United States for all agencies who receive funds under this grant to make those that are sanctuary cities come into compliance. This is where I need your assistance. Letters of support are needed to request the release of the (JAG) grant monies. Please contact the following individuals either by email or mail: Donald J. Trump President of the United States. The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader, The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader United States House of Representatives. Mail can be sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington DC 20510 Thank you for your assistance. We need this resolved as soon as possible so we can insure the residence of White Pine County continually receive the necessary law enforcement protection needed. 

Sheriff’s Corner

By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

     If you have ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident, seen one happen or observed the after affects you know how violent they can be. In 2017 (statistics haven t been finalized yet) it was reported that there were 287 fatal motor vehicle accidents for the state of Nevada. 63 of those fatal accidents were reported that the occupant that died was unrestrained. In other words they weren’t wearing their seatbelts. The state of Nevada requires all occupants riding inside a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt. If the occupant is a child, the law states that if they are younger than 6 years old and weigh less than 60 lbs. they must ride in an approved safety system. Children are generally safest riding in the back seat. In fact vehicles that are equipped with a front seat air bag, infants should always ride in the backseat. Make sure you always follow the car seat safety seat instructions on how to properly install an infant car seat or other safety seat for you child. Remember once you get your children safely seat belted in now it’s your turn. You always want to arrive at yourdestination safely and together. Remember to always buckle up that seatbelt, it does save lives and prevents injuries.

Sheriff’s Corner

By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

I always enjoy receiving a phone call from a person who starts off the conversation with how much they enjoy reading the Captains Corner. The second part of the conversation is always the part that I’m waiting for to see really why they called. In this case the caller had a concern about illegal dumping. The caller went on to tell me that at her place of employment someone has been using their waste receptacle “dumpster” for their own personal garbage. She stated that the last time it happened they must have put some really disgusting garbage in it because the smell was intolerable. She stated that she had to contact their trash removal service and have them come and make a special removal of the garbage. This was also an added expense to the business. The caller then asked me if the Sheriff’s Office could do something about this. I then advised her that there was a city ordinance that prohibited this type of garbage disposal. Under city code 4-2-2 Illegal waste disposal under section B. It states.

  It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to dump, spill, throw, place or bury, or cause the same to be done, any regular accumulation of garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash or waste matter, in any publicly or privately maintained garbage, trash or waste receptacle, where such person, firm or corporation disposes of such garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash or waste matter in public or private waste receptacles not intended for the disposal of regular or incidental accumulations of garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash or waste matter.

I advised the caller that if the Sheriff’s Office can ascertain who the person is that is doing the illegal dumping they can be issued a citation for the offense. Remember the owner of the garbage is responsible for the garbage until it is properly disposed of and placing it in another person’s dumpster or garbage can  isn’t properly disposing of the garbage.

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