Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Jan 20, 2023 - 12:18PM

For Immediate Release

Larceny Suspect Arrested by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Detectives After Joint Investigation

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

On November 7, 2022, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to a report of a theft from a residence, resulting in approximately $8,000 loss of jewelry. During an investigation by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, it was determined that Johnny Earl was responsible for the theft while employed as an in-home caretaker for veterans and the elderly.

On January 19, 2023, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies arrested Johnny Earl for the following charges:

  • Theft
  • Grand Larceny
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

The WCSO is asking anyone who suspects they or a loved one has been a victim to contact Detective Claire Hoops at

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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