Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Aug 22, 2023 - 8:10AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies, RNU, Detectives Make Arrest of Domestic Strangulation Suspect

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

On July 10, 2023, WCSO Deputies responded to a call of domestic battery by strangulation and prevention of victim from reporting the crime in the 5500 block of Sun Valley Boulevard.
The suspect, Damon Ramirez, fled the scene before Deputies arrived.
On August 15, 2023, WCSO Deputies contacted the victim and determined that Ramirez was inside a residence in the 5500 block of Sun Valley Boulevard.
WCSO Patrol Deputies, K9 Units and Detectives as well as members of the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) contacted Ramirez nearby the residence and took him into custody without incident.
Ramirez was arrested on the following charges:
- Domestic Battery by Strangulation
- Child Abuse or Neglect
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Manufacturing a Controlled Substance in the Presence of a Child
- Possession of a Dangerous Drug Without a Prescription
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this arrest is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 328-3001 and refer to case #23-3542.
If you or someone you know is in a violent domestic relationship, these community resources are available:
Crisis Support Services of Nevada: Call or text 988
WCSO Victims’ Advocates
WCSO Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST)
Domestic Violence Resource Center: 775-329-4150
Safe Embrace – Family Violence Program & Shelter: 775-322-3466
Sierra Community House, Incline Village, 24-hour crisis line: 800-736-1060
Protection Order Help Center: 775-328-3127
If you are in an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Damon Ramirez

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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