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:

2021

July

July 29, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, WCHDSA, and AT&T Pioneers host third annual Christmas in July Back-to-School Event THIS WEEKEND

July 28, 2021

Registered sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography

July 27, 2021

Deputies arrest man during violent Spanish Springs home invasion attack against woman, children

July 23, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives seek to identify two armed robbery suspects

July 16, 2021

Two arrested for selling fentanyl-laced pills to undercover detectives

July 15, 2021

Dental office employee arrested for commercial burglary conspiracy, performing procedure without license

July 14, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying vehicle burglary crew

July 12, 2021

Registered Organ Donors to get a 'Second Chance' for Minor Traffic Violations

July 9, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives seek to identify two people connected to Caughlin Club vehicle burglaries

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detectives make arrest in large-scale fraud lab

July 8, 2021

Reno man arrested for possession and production of child pornography

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office MAIT, Detectives seek information in Incline Village hit-and-run

July 2, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrest man attempting to break into girl’s bedroom

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office remodel leads to temporary closure, temporary change to business practices

June

June 29, 2021

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

June 28, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, WCHDSA, and AT&T Pioneers host third annual Christmas in July Back-to-School Event for local children

June 24, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies, detectives arrest man for “peeping” at Livestock Events Center

June 23, 2021

Meet the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit this Saturday

June 22, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sees increase in DUI activity compared to years past

June 21, 2021

WCSO traffic stop leads to chase, arrest, and seizure of trafficking-quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills

June 17, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s statement on inaugural Juneteenth holiday, Balaam closes Sheriff’s Office

June 15, 2021

Regional undercover operation leads to arrest of college athlete

June 14, 2021

Washoe County SWAT, Deputies arrest suspect in series of home break-ins after occupied home-invasion and standoff

June 10, 2021

Announcement/Release Title

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

Secret Witness tip leads to arrest in counterfeit check scam

June 9, 2021

Non-compliant sex offender charged after home invasion arrest

June 8, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies arrest two sex offenders

June 3, 2021

Sex offender arrested for non-compliance

June 2, 2021

Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy holds graduation ceremony tomorrow

May

May 27, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam disguised as auto-renewal of identity theft protection software

Operation Safe Spring 2021

May 26, 2021

Guide to door to door solicitors

May 25, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff to host Virtual Mental Health Summit Thursday

May 21, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sees increased response to vehicle burglary cases

May 17, 2021

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

May 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying fraud suspect

May 12, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies find more speeders throughout Joining Forces distracted driving campaign

May 7, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office releases video campaign discussing suicide, mental health awareness

May 4, 2021

Regional unit books sex offender for non-compliance