Sheriff's Office

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Sep 07, 2022 - 9:00AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Suspect in Strong Arm Robbery of Elderly Woman

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Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

At approximately 11:00PM on September 6, 2022, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were conducting a follow up investigation near the Atlantis Casino.

During the investigation, Deputies observed a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in a recent robbery of an elderly woman on Rim Rock Drive in the Virginia Foothills that occurred on the evening of September 5, 2022. 

After observing a traffic violation by the vehicle, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the area of South Virginia Street and Gentry Way.  Upon approaching the vehicle, Deputies observed an individual whose physical appearance and tattoos matched those of the person who robbed the elderly woman. 

Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle and found clothing and shoes that matched those of the individual involved in the recent robbery.  As a result of the investigation, Deputies established probable cause and placed 31-year-old Michael Bossie under arrest for the robbery and other pending charges.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives Unit at 775-328-3320, reference case #22-4666.


Michael Bossie (10-10-1990 DOB)

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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