Police explain how they handle missing person cases versus runaway cases | KRNV

SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Missing person cases are at least a weekly occurrence in Northern Nevada. Just this week, at least six people have gone missing or run away.

But how local police agencies handle missing person cases is much different than how TV crime shows describe the process. Lieutenant Pete Krall with the Sparks Police Department said, “there’s no specified time period or a mythic 24-hour window or anything like that for us. If it meets the right criteria, we’ll take it immediately.”

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