Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 09, 2023 - 9:34AM

For Immediate Release

Subject Making Social Media Threats in Custody After Joint Local Law Enforcement Investigation

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

A subject is in custody after allegedly making terroristic threats on social media. 

At approximately 1300 hours on May 7, 2023, a subject posted threats mentioning gun violence at the University of Nevada, Reno and a local restaurant on social media.

At approximately 1730 hours on May 8, 2023, the University of Nevada, Reno Police Services/Detectives, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Regional Crime Suppression Unit, Regional HEAT Unit along with regional law enforcement partners contacted 21-year-old Skyler Starr-Wong and arrested him without incident.

Starr-Wong was charged with five felony counts of making terroristic threats.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call University of Nevada, Reno Police Services at (775) 784-4013 and refer to case 23-233.


Skyler Starr-Wong




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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