Sheriff's Office

Press Release List

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office values 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. Find a list of past press releases and links to Sheriff’s Office social media profiles below.
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Previous Press Releases:

2024

June

June 5, 2024

WCSO Detectives Seeking Information on Missing Child from New Orleans

May

May 23, 2024

Suspect Arrested for Open Murder Following Investigation by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives

May 17, 2024

Regional Gang Unit Arrests Suspect on Charges Related to Golden Valley Park Fight

May 14, 2024

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Parole Absconder by RSONU, RCSU, and USMS

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Click It or Ticket Campaign

May 10, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Speed Awareness Campaign

April

April 26, 2024

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Arrests Suspect on Child Pornography Charges

April 19, 2024

Two Arrested in Large-Scale Mail Theft Case Following Joint Investigation by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and HIDTA Task Force Members

April 5, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Distracted Driving Campaign

April 2, 2024

WCSO Statement on Dennis Carry Sentencing

March

March 21, 2024

Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrest by WCSO Deputies

March 19, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Helps Return Children to Family

March 11, 2024

Washoe County Detention Facility Inmate Passes Away at Hospital After Suffering Medical Emergency

March 3, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Raises Funds for Charitable Causes During Annual “No Shave” Campaign

March 1, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers Not to Use Dog Valley Road to Bypass I-80 Closures

February

Feb. 29, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Records/Permits Section Closures

Feb. 26, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Accident Involving Pedestrian

Feb. 9, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign

January

Jan. 30, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Alerting Residents to Recent Phone Scam Impersonating Law Enforcement

Jan. 24, 2024

Two Arrested After Fentanyl Trafficking Investigation Led by the Regional Narcotics Unit

Jan. 12, 2024

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Distracted Driving Campaign

Jan. 4, 2024

Washoe County Detention Facility Secure Tonight After Precautionary Lockdown

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2023

December

Dec. 19, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest Suspect on Child Exploitation Charges

Dec. 17, 2023

Washoe County Detention Facility Inmate Passes Away After Being Found Unresponsive

Dec. 15, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Regional Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies Arrest Suspect on Child Exploitation Charges

November

Nov. 22, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Seeking Volunteers to Help Combat Porch Pirates

Nov. 17, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Awarded 2024 Joining Forces Grant

Nov. 14, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives Arrest Lemmon Valley Homicide Suspect

Nov. 7, 2023

WCSO Inmate Back in Custody After Walking Away from Work Crew

October

Oct. 25, 2023

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Announces Incline Village E-Bike Patrol

Oct. 23, 2023

Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit Arrests Tier 3 Sex Offender

Oct. 18, 2023

RSONU and Nevada State Police Parole and Probation Arrest Reno man for Possession of Child Pornography

WCSO Hasty Team Receives National Accreditation

Oct. 16, 2023

RSONU Reports Non-Compliant Sex Offender Arrested in Reno

Oct. 13, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Locates Missing Woman Safe

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies Arrest DUI Driver Who Struck Child Coming Home from School

Oct. 12, 2023

SILVER ALERT: WCSO Continues to Search for 79-Year-Old Woman

Oct. 11, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deems Verdi Shooting Self Defense

Oct. 9, 2023

SILVER ALERT: WCSO Attempting to Locate 79-Year-Old Woman

Oct. 4, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Seek to Identify Burglary Suspect

Oct. 2, 2023

WCSO Launches “No Shave” Fundraising Campaign

September

Sept. 27, 2023

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Corps is offering a free Community Emergency Response Team Academy beginning Thursday, October 12, 2023

Sept. 26, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Verdi Shooting

Sept. 21, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Suspect in Domestic Strangulation and Kidnapping Case

Sept. 14, 2023

Multiple Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19 in Washoe County Detention Facility

Sept. 12, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Looks Forward to Assisting at Final Reno Air Races

Sept. 11, 2023

Sparks Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault on a Minor

Sept. 9, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Speed Safety Campaign

Sept. 7, 2023

Washoe County Detention Facility Inmate Passes Away at a Local Hospital While Receiving Medical Care for a Chronic Illness

Sept. 5, 2023

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Make Child Pornography Arrest

Sept. 4, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Lead Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Reno

August

Aug. 30, 2023

Regional Narcotics Unit Makes Fentanyl Arrest at Washoe County High School

Aug. 22, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies, RNU, Detectives Make Arrest of Domestic Strangulation Suspect

Aug. 18, 2023

WCSO Detectives Investigating Convenience Store Robbery

Aug. 7, 2023

Washoe County Emergency Management to Conduct Evacuation Drill in Incline Village

Aug. 6, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Sun Valley Shooting Suspect for Homicide

Aug. 5, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Sun Valley Shooting

Aug. 3, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in Joining Forces Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Aug. 2, 2023

Missing Juvenile Located Safely in Montana, Non-Custodial Biological Mother Arrested

July

July 28, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participating in the Second Annual MAY You Choose Not to Drive Impaired

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Accidental Drowning

July 27, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance Locating a Missing Juvenile

July 1, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, WCHDSA, and AT&T Pioneers Host the 5th Annual Christmas in July Back-to-School Event for Local Youth

June

June 25, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Regional Joining Forces Impaired Driving Campaign

June 24, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

June 16, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Investigating Shooting Death

June 13, 2023

WCSO Detectives Arrest Man on Multiple Sexual Assault, Attempted Murder Charges

June 11, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Lead Investigating Agency for Officer Involved Shooting on June 10, 2023

June 7, 2023

WCSO & the Reno Rodeo Offer Safety Tips Before 10-Day Event

June 4, 2023

WCSO Participating in Pedestrian Safety Joining Forces Campaign

June 3, 2023

WCSO Detectives Looking to Identify Suspect in Stabbing

May

May 30, 2023

Non-Compliant Registered Sex Offender Arrested in California, Extradited Back to Reno, Nevada

May 26, 2023

Information Sought in Lemmon Valley Battery Case

May 24, 2023

Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Detectives and Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) arrest Reno man on sex and drug charges

May 22, 2023

Two Dead, Two Injured in Accident at Moon Rocks

May 16, 2023

Annual WCSO Barks and Badges K9 Event to be held June 3rd

May 9, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to participate in school zone safety campaign

Subject Making Social Media Threats in Custody After Joint Local Law Enforcement Investigation

May 5, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam statement regarding threats against area schools

April

April 19, 2023

WCSO Concludes Joining Forces Speed Campaign

April 5, 2023

Additional Information Released in Nieto Murder Case

March

March 31, 2023

Suspect Arrested in Cold Springs Homicide Case

March 28, 2023

RSONU Arrests Wanted Sex Offender in Reno

March 25, 2023

Witnesses Sought by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

March 22, 2023

RSONU Arrests Non-Compliant Tier 2 Sex Offender

March 14, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participating in a regional Joining Forces event

March 10, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Suspect in Residential Burglary Investigation

March 7, 2023

Regional Sex Offender Unit (RSONU) apprehends wanted person in Reno

March 6, 2023

Sheriff Darin Balaam releases fourth annual State of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Annual Report

March 3, 2023

Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in Washoe County

February

Feb. 27, 2023

Regional Consolidated Bomb Squad to purchase bomb suit ensemble with Justice Assistance Grant

Feb. 24, 2023

Announcement/Release Title

The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit Apprehends Non-Compliant Sex Offender in Washoe County

Feb. 23, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest two for recent residential burglaries

Feb. 12, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Arrest Suspect for Open Murder in Sun Valley Shooting

Feb. 11, 2023

Washoe County Investigating a Report of a Shooting in Sun Valley

WCSO Concludes Joining Forces Distracted Driving Campaign

Feb. 10, 2023

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Suspect in Residential Burglary Investigation

Feb. 6, 2023

Regional Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to offer a Regional Citizen’s Police Academy