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

April

April 21, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Publishes Quarterly Statistics on washoesheriff.com

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seek information in Verdi thefts

April 20, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam’s Statement on Derek Chauvin’s Verdict

April 16, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seek information after Reno man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

April 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies warn of fraudulent Amazon suspicious activity scam

April 12, 2021

RSONU detectives, in partnership with HEAT, arrest sex offender who has never registered in Nevada

April 9, 2021

Phone scammers continue to use fake Washoe County Sheriff's Office identification to try and make a victim out of you

April 8, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office continues efforts to reduce distracted driving by participating in Joining Forces campaign

April 7, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will cite non-compliant target shooters, Sheriff urges all outdoor enthusiasts to know shooting laws

April 6, 2021

Man arrested in horse slaying booked with additional charges by RSONU, WCSO

April 5, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man for breaking down door, shooting resident

Fourth man arrested in connection with Incline Village armed robbery

April 2, 2021

Couple arrested with 150+ Fentanyl pills, charged with multiple felonies including possession to sell drugs

April 1, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams continue rescuing stranded drivers using Dog Valley or Henness Pass Roads

March

March 29, 2021

Local law enforcement agency arrests sex offender in partnership with RSONU

March 25, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrest second man in drive by shooting case

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives warn of SBA loan fraud ahead of tax season

March 24, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives wish to speak with tipster in Kenyon Wilson homicide

March 23, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam creates in-house Mental Health Counselor position for staff

March 22, 2021

Three men in custody after Incline Village mugging, residential burglary

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announces changes to deputy response, online reporting

March 19, 2021

Sheriff Balaam’s statement to Asian Americans in northern Nevada

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seeking public’s help in finding missing, endangered teen

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam releases Community Survey results

March 18, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division releases podcast

Reno man arrested for possession of child pornography

Local law enforcement agencies arrest sex offenders in partnership with RSONU

March 17, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff reminds residents to not push their luck on St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrest man for drive by shooting

March 5, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raises nearly $20,000 for good causes during annual “No Shave” campaign

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

March 4, 2021

Suspects in Sparks residential burglary arrested

March 3, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office “Green for Gold” team commits to Shave for the Brave to help fight childhood cancer

March 2, 2021

Local law enforcement agencies arrest sex offenders in partnership with RSONU

March 1, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff announces plans to eliminate CCW permit appointment backlog

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies make multiple impaired driving arrests during February Joining Forces campaign

February

Feb. 24, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives seek public’s help in Sun Valley shooting

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

Feb. 19, 2021

Increasing pedestrian safety is the goal of current Joining Forces campaign

Feb. 17, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating numerous vehicle burglaries

Feb. 16, 2021

Routine traffic stop ends in drugs, stolen weapon charges

Feb. 15, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office releases community survey

Feb. 12, 2021

Registered sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography

Feb. 11, 2021

Sun Valley man arrested for violent domestic attack against girlfriend

Feb. 10, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives seek to identify two people connected to Spanish Springs vehicle burglaries

Regional teams conduct sex offender sweep

Feb. 9, 2021

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office asks community to weigh in with community survey

Feb. 4, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on impaired driving participating in Joining Forces impaired driving enforcement campaign

Feb. 3, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating shooting during Moon Rocks party as intentional act

Feb. 1, 2021

Regional unit arrests sex offender for non-compliance

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies stop nearly 100 drivers during Joining Forces distracted driving campaign