Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
May 17, 2024 - 4:55PM

For Immediate Release

Regional Gang Unit Arrests Suspect on Charges Related to Golden Valley Park Fight

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

After a thorough investigation by the Regional Gang Unit (RGU), a juvenile suspect has been taken into custody on charges related to a fight that occurred at Golden Valley Park.

On May 10, 2024, at approximately 11:30 AM, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to Golden Valley Park following reports of a large fight involving approximately 50 individuals. During the course of the altercation, a firearm was discharged. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Following the initial response by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the Regional Gang Unit launched an investigation to identify the suspect(s) involved in this incident.

On May 17, 2024, the Regional Gang Unit arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with the incident. The suspect now faces multiple charges related to the altercation at Golden Valley Park.

The Regional Gang Unit is a multi-jurisdictional team comprised of members from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and the Washoe County School District Police Department. The Sheriff has deputized officers from each of these agencies to investigate cases anywhere in Washoe County.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and all our regional law enforcement teams remain dedicated to maintaining public safety and will continue to work diligently to prevent and respond to criminal activity within our community.


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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