Investigation into Winnemucca Police Office

UPDATE: News 4's Ben Briscoe spoke with the Humboldt County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Pasquale late Tuesday afternoon. He tells Ben there are allegations of personal issues between the Police Department and the Sheriff's Office.

Pasquale says at first glance it does not appear to be a criminal issue but he added, "you never know what investigators are going to turn up."

Pasquale says the allegations were made a few weeks ago and it appears to only involve one person from each department. He says the investigation is likely to be completed by tomorrow and more information on the situation may be released soon.

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (KRNV & - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office confirms to News 4 they are conducting an investigation regarding or involving the Winnemucca Police Department.

A source is telling News 4 a number of Winnemucca Police Officers may have threatened a Humboldt County Sheriff Office drug investigator.

News 4 spoke to Winnemucca Police Chief Thomas Silva, he would neither confirm nor deny the allegations that News 4 has learned.

Chief Silva did tell News 4, Winnemucca Police asked the Washoe County Sheriff's Office to assist an investigation and the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office would also be involved in the investigation.

The District Attorney's office did not comment to News 4 when reached via telephone.

News 4 has left a message for Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore, but our message has not been returned.