Sheriff's Office

Press Release List

Public Information Officer:
Sarah Johns
 
Main Phone: (775) 785-6235  SJohns@washoecounty.us
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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:

2020

November

Nov. 25, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participating in Joining Forces speed safety campaign

Nov. 24, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office recruitment event moves fully virtual

Nov. 23, 2020

California man arrested on multiple felony charges for embezzlement, identity theft, fake credit card lab

Nov. 19, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to Impose Detention Center Lockdown for Weekend Deep Clean

Nov. 16, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raises more than $5,000 to benefit Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run during first month of “No Shave” campaign

Nov. 13, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office postpones informational recruitment event due to “Stay at Home 2.0”

Nov. 12, 2020

Washoe County Search and Rescue crews find missing Lassen County woman

Nov. 11, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will use Office of Traffic Safety grant to help fight impaired driving

Nov. 10, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office mourns the passing of retired K9 Kilo

Nov. 9, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to hold informational recruitment event

Nov. 6, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on seatbelt safety by participating in Joining Forces Click It or Ticket campaign

Nov. 2, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office upgrades to new website, scheduled interruption of site

October

Oct. 22, 2020

Sheriff's Office encourages residents to take advantage of this Saturday's Prescription Drug Roundup

Oct. 21, 2020

Washoe County Detention Facility sees increase in COVID-19 cases

Oct. 16, 2020

Statement from Sheriff Darin Balaam on COVID-19 at the Washoe County Detention Facility

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrest man in multiple stalking cases

Washoe County Sheriff's Office asks public to be on the lookout for missing man

Oct. 14, 2020

Reno man arrested for altering, cashing forged checks

Oct. 13, 2020

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance

Oct. 12, 2020

With Nevada Day and the holiday season approaching, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office takes on impaired driving by participating in Joining Forces DUI enforcement campaigns

Oct. 9, 2020

FBI Led Task Force conducts human trafficking sting, arrests 28

Suspect in several Hidden Valley burglaries arrested after resisting deputies while holding a gun

Oct. 7, 2020

Lazy 5 homicide suspect extradited, now in Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility

Oct. 6, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office awarded six-figure grant for Joining Forces participation

Washoe County Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying suspects in vehicle burglaries along Mt. Rose Highway at Sheep Flat

Oct. 5, 2020

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance

Oct. 2, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility erects virtual courtrooms for the sake of inmate, employee safety

Man indicted for thousands of child pornography downloads in Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force case

Oct. 1, 2020

Man indicted for thousands of child pornography downloads in Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force case

September

Sept. 30, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office moves Civil Section to online appointment scheduling process

Regional teams conduct sex offender sweep

Sept. 29, 2020

Guide to door to door solicitors

Sept. 28, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office communications specialists assisting with Idaho's Badger Fire

Sept. 24, 2020

Drug traffickers arrested in South Meadows by Regional Narcotics Unit

Sept. 23, 2020

UPDATE: Missing Man Found

Deputies seek information regarding hit and run in Fieldcreek neighborhood

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance

Sept. 22, 2020

Man arrested for shooting into Sun Valley home, threatening residents

Sheriff Darin Balaam thanks international, federal partners in arrest of Lazy 5 homicide suspect

Sept. 21, 2020

Suspect in Downtown Reno shooting, RPD OIS, booked into Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility

Sept. 18, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office reports first case of COVID-19 in general population of Detention Facility

Sept. 17, 2020

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance

Sept. 16, 2020

Reno man arrested in connection with crash, investigation that shut down Mount Rose Highway

Sept. 15, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Rail Auxiliary Team volunteers to support National Rail Safety Week

Sept. 10, 2020

Social Media post regarding attempted sex trafficking kidnapping in Spanish Springs unsubstantiated

Washoe County man arrested for lewdness with a child

Sept. 9, 2020

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance, soliciting a minor for pornography and prostitution

Sept. 3, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam warns of renewed tax scam

Sex Offender arrested for non-compliance

Sept. 2, 2020

Regional Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit arrests sex trafficker

Washoe County Sheriff's Office takes on impaired driving by participating in Joining Forces DUI enforcement campaigns

Sept. 1, 2020

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility launches pilot program providing tablets to inmates

Regional detectives arrest Sparks man for possession of child pornography

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility launches pilot program providing tablets to inmates