Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-79
Date Issued:
Jun 08, 2021 - 9:10AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies arrest two sex offenders

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies made contact with, and identified, two non-compliant sex offenders over the weekend.

Carl Geier, 50, was arrested June 4, 2021 when deputies responded to another crime in progress. Geier was not a suspect in that particular crime. When deputies were interviewing Geier – he fled from them on foot. During the interaction, Geier resisted arrest. A less-lethal taser was used in this interaction. Geier is a Tier III sex offender previously convicted for crimes against children. He faces a felony count of being a sex offender who failed to register, second offense; a felony count of being a sex offender who failed annual verification, second offense; a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and a misdemeanor count of obstructing and resisting an officer.

Ronald Baron, 55, was arrested June 6, 2021 when deputies responded to a reported crime in progress. Baron was one of the prime subjects in that call; however, the initial call for service was deemed to be unfounded. During the interaction with Baron, it was determined he was a sex offender who had failed to register since March of 2013. Baron is a Tier I sex offender previously convicted for indecent exposure in front of a juvenile. He faces a felony count of being a sex offender who failed to register; a felony count of being a sex offender who failed annual verification; and a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

The suspects above were verified by detectives in the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) to be non-compliant prior to each arrest.

Photo 1: Carl Geier
Photo 2: Ronald Baron

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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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