Sheriff's Office

Press Release List

Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Jeff McCaskill
 
Main Phone: (775) 785-6235  JMcCaskill@washoecounty.gov
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Public Information Officer:
Bryan Samudio
 
Main Phone: (775) 785-6234 BSamudio@washoecounty.gov
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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:

2022

August

Aug. 17, 2022

Scammers Targeting Local Citizens with Convincing Schemes

Aug. 15, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Detectives make drug trafficking and weapons arrest

Aug. 12, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit Detectives make drug trafficking and weapons arrest

Aug. 5, 2022

Washoe County Detectives lead Officer involved shooting investigation near Wadsworth

Aug. 1, 2022

Regional Operation Addresses Illegal Street Racing and Sideshows

July

July 24, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to Celebrate 4th Annual “Christmas in July” Event on Saturday, July 30, 2022

July 23, 2022

Joining Forces speed campaign successful for Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies and other agencies

July 17, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Suspects in Series of Vehicle Burglaries

July 13, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies discover a large amount of drugs during Verdi traffic stop

July 12, 2022

Call for Community Volunteers to Apply for the Sheriff's Citizen Corps Academy starting July 21st

July 11, 2022

Regional Narcotics Unit arrests California man for drug sales

July 9, 2022

Washoe County Search and Rescue team responds to mountain bike crash on Hobart Trail in unified effort

July 7, 2022

Dozers and Dirt announces date for 2022- Event tickets available now!

July 5, 2022

56 Citations Issued by WCSO During Distracted Driving Campaign

June

June 30, 2022

Update: Reno man dies after early morning car crash

Sheriff’s Office asking for the public’s help in identifying possible stolen items

Subject taken into custody after lengthy standoff with Sheriff’s Office Deputies

June 29, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle accident in South Reno

June 28, 2022

Three people in jail after Regional Narcotics Unit investigation

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

June 22, 2022

Changes coming to telephone services for inmates at the Washoe County Detention Facility

June 21, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies investigating robbery in Spanish Springs

June 18, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies investigating shooting in Olinghouse

June 17, 2022

One person dead after structure fire in Sun Valley

June 15, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest serial burglar

June 13, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest Reno man on multiple charges of sex crimes with a juvenile

June 9, 2022

Reno man arrested for selling drugs

June 8, 2022

Regional narcotics unit arrests Sparks couple

June 7, 2022

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office announces catalytic converter theft deterrent program

June 5, 2022

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man after fatal accident

Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter experiences hard landing north of Reno

Vehicle accident closes part of Golden Valley Road