For Immediate Release
PR #:1900005
Date Issued:Jan 15, 2019 - 3:56pm

Sheriff's Office seeks information about shots fired into home off Mt. Rose Highway

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for any information from the public that could help them identify and locate the suspect or suspects of a shooting into a house that occurred early Saturday morning off Mt. Rose Highway.

Just after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, deputies responded to a residence on the 4900 block of Thompson Lane on a report of shots heard. Deputies located evidence of approximately half a dozen shots. A similar incident occurred at this residence in mid-October. There were no injuries in either incident.

Sheriff’s detectives would like to hear from anyone who can assist with this investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a similar incident that occurred sometime between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at a Galena residence on Portland Drive, south of Vancouver Drive. In this case, a single bullet passed through a garage door and damaged a vehicle parked inside the garage. Deputies canvassed the neighborhood near where the shooting occurred and found no additional damage.

Anyone with information that can assist with identifying the suspect or suspects in these investigations is asked to contact the Washoe County Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. The Thompson Lane incident is case number WC19-218, the Portland Drive incident is WC18-6108.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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