Sheriff's Office

Press Release List

Public Information Officer:
Bryan Samudio
 
Main Phone: (775) 785-6335 

BSamudio@washoecounty.gov

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is concerned with keeping the community informed about the operation of the Sheriff's Office. One of the ways to accomplish this is by regularly keeping the news media, and thereby the public, informed of events involving the Sheriff's Office and its personnel. The Public Information Officer (P.I.O.) coordinates this by acting as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and media representatives. Duties include assisting reporters assigned to cover news stories and providing them with general information at the scene of major incidents. Our goal is to provide timely and factual information to the community we serve.

The P.I.O. is available 24 hours a day to respond to the scene of major incidents.

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Press Releases for the previous three months:

2022

November

Nov. 29, 2022

Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit apprehends wanted person in Reno

Nov. 25, 2022

Arson Suspect Arrested by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives After Joint Investigation

Nov. 23, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Make Arrest on Serial Burglar

Nov. 19, 2022

Reno Police Department Patrol and RSONU apprehend Sex Offender in Reno.

Nov. 13, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Makes Drug and Firearm Arrest

Nov. 12, 2022

Inmate Found Deceased in Cell at Washoe County Detention Facility, Natural Causes Suspected

Nov. 3, 2022

Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force Makes Child Pornography Arrest

Operation Hocus Pocus Concludes with over 230 Sex Offenders Contacted and 2 Felony Arrests.

Nov. 2, 2022

Hours Long Standoff with Subject Ends in Arrest on Multiple Charges

Nov. 1, 2022

Reno Police Department Patrol and RSONU arrest Sex Offender on the run

October

Oct. 27, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Series of Burglaries in Spanish Springs

Oct. 26, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services Closed Friday for Nevada Day Holiday

Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit & Nevada State Police Parole & Probation team up in Operation “Hocus Pocus”

Oct. 25, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Makes Weapon and Drug Arrests

Oct. 21, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to help educate drivers about organ, eye and tissue donation

Oct. 18, 2022

WCSO Advises Online Holiday Shoppers to be Prepared when Having Packages Delivered

Oct. 11, 2022

WCSO, Other Law Enforcement and Community Partners to Host Prescription Drug Roundup

Oct. 6, 2022

Law Enforcement Agencies to Host 2022 Symposium on Community and Policing

Oct. 5, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Annual Incline Community Picnic this Saturday

September

Sept. 30, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Detectives Arrest Two on Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges

Sept. 27, 2022

WCSO Deputies, Regional Narcotics Unit arrest two for drug trafficking and firearm charges

Sept. 19, 2022

Dozers & Dirt Event Returns this Saturday to Support Children’s Cancer Research

Sept. 15, 2022

WCSO Detectives Continue Investigating Anna Scott’s Murder, Asking for Public’s Assistance

Sept. 13, 2022

WCSO Credit Card Processing Issues Now Resolved

Sept. 12, 2022

WCSO currently experiencing credit card processing issues

Sept. 11, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam Statement on Patriot Day

Sept. 8, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Arrest Pair for High-Level Drug Trafficking

Sept. 7, 2022

WCSO Announces Traffic Restrictions During the Great Reno Balloon Race

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Suspect in Strong Arm Robbery of Elderly Woman

Sept. 5, 2022

Missing woman at Pyramid Lake found by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team

Sept. 4, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team Looking for Missing Woman near Pyramid Lake

Sept. 3, 2022

WCSO Non Emergency phone line back to regular operations

Sept. 2, 2022

WCSO Non-Emergency Line Experiencing Issues; Updated Line Active