Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-116
Date Issued:
Aug 13, 2021 - 2:33PM

For Immediate Release

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

Case Number:
WC21-3153
Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives and MAIT investigators arrested Paul Valdez, 45, of Incline Village in connection with a hit-and-run crash which occurred in early July in Incline Village. Valdez self-surrendered in the arrest which occurred August 12, 2021.

Deputies were initially called to the scene located at the intersection of Alder Avenue and Village Boulevard the night of July 2, 2021. They found a 14-year-old boy in a ditch with injuries to his leg. Witnesses had said the boy was riding a bicycle on Village Boulevard when he was hit by the driver of a red Jeep Wrangler making a turn onto Alder Avenue. The driver of the Jeep got out, said something to the juvenile, then drove off.

Valdez is charged with one felony count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident which involved personal injury.

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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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