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

September

Sept. 16, 2021

RCSU, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrest two additional suspects in convenience store armed robbery

Sept. 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators asking for public’s help in identifying credit card fraud suspects

Sept. 10, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies arrest fugitive from California for a half-dozen sex crime charges

Sept. 9, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies respond to, identify numerous additional, vehicle burglaries in Cold Springs

Sept. 5, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrest man for weekend armed robbery

Sept. 3, 2021

RSONU detectives arrest non-compliant sex offender thanks to Secret Witness tip

Sept. 2, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies enhance enforcement in Joining Forces impaired driving operation

Sept. 1, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility awarded accreditation from Commission on Correctional Health Care

August

Aug. 28, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9, Patrol deputies arrest person of interest sought in Cold Springs shooting, attempted catalytic converter theft

Aug. 27, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies rescue teen hostage

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives searching for person of interest in shooting

Aug. 26, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Reno

Aug. 25, 2021

Washoe County Regional Sex Offender Unit, Repeat Offender Program, Reno SWAT apprehend sex offender after standoff

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy apprehends carjacker

Aug. 24, 2021

Regional law enforcement agencies host inaugural Faith and Blue Community Cornhole Tournament

Aug. 23, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies catch illegal dumpers, fugitive thanks to tip from resident

Aug. 20, 2021

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

Aug. 18, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff reminds all outdoor enthusiasts to know shooting laws

Aug. 16, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives charge suspect for actions leading to SPD officer involved shooting

Aug. 13, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives make arrest in Incline Village hit-and-run

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify, speak with OIS witness

Aug. 12, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office implements GovQA technology to improve public records, case request process

Regional Narcotics Unit, DEA dismantle local drug trafficking organization

Aug. 11, 2021

RSONU detectives arrest, charge sex offenders for non-compliance

Aug. 10, 2021

Dozers and Dirt 2021

Aug. 9, 2021

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

Joining Forces campaign highlights pedestrian safety on this first day of school

Aug. 5, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office updates officer involved shooting investigation

Aug. 3, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies issue nearly 300 citations during July Joining Forces campaigns

Aug. 2, 2021

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives make arrest in Pebble Creek vehicle burglaries thanks to Secret Witness tip

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