Three arrested in sex offender check

Two men were arrested Thursday during a 10-hour special operation to determine if registered sex offenders were living at the addresses on file.

Carson City Sheriff's Capt. Ken Sandage said one other person was arrested on a misdemeanor for allegedly violating the conditions of his probation on a sex offense charge by possessing pornography.

David Allen Naef, 54, was picked up at 7:55 p.m. on South Carson Street after officers found he was living at a different motel from the one he was registered to, a felony. Details of Naef's conviction were not available, suggesting he is listed as a Tier 1 offender with the state.

James Lee Applebeck, 45, was arrested at 2:21 p.m. on Tiger Drive after officers found he was staying at a different trailer than the one he was registered to, according to the arrest report.

Nevada Department of Public Safety records indicate Applebeck, a Tier 2 offender, was convicted in 1993 in Carson City for lewdness with a child under 14. He served a stint in Lovelock Correctional Center.

Tier level 2 and 3 offenders are determined by state classification to be the most likely to reoffend.

Sandage said there are no Tier 3 offenders listed as living in Carson City.

He said about 122 locations were visited between

1 and 11 p.m. by officers from the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Parole and Probation and the Attorney General's Office.

Of the homes visited, contact was made with about 80 percent of the offenders.

"This was basically just to verify the sex offenders that have registered with us and ensure they are living at the address in which they gave us," said Sandage.

A person convicted of a sexual offense is required by law to register their address with the Sheriff's Department within 48 hours of their move.

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