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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Press Releases for the previous three months:



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 19, 2023

WCSO Concludes Joining Forces Speed Campaign

April 5, 2023

Additional Information Released in Nieto Murder Case


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