Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Mar 03, 2023 - 3:29PM

For Immediate Release

Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in Washoe County

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

In October of 2021, convicted sex offender Jacob Dulaney, 38, was being supervised on parole in California for charges of sex offender failing to register. Dulaney absconded from parole by cutting off his ankle monitor and going on the run. The State of California subsequently issued a felony fugitive warrant for his arrest.

On February 26, 2023, the State of California gained information that Dulaney was in Reno, Nevada. As a result, California contacted detectives with the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) and requested assistance locating Dulaney.

RSONU Detectives immediately began conducting surveillance and searching for Dulaney.

On March 1, 2023, RSONU Detectives, with the assistance of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol, arrested Jacob Dulaney for the felony fugitive warrant issued out of the State of California.

Dulaney is a registered sex offender due to a conviction of sexual penetration by force in 2002 in California. In addition, Dulaney has multiple convictions as a sex offender for failing to register in California. Dulaney failed to register in Nevada since absconding from parole.

There are approximately 1400 registered sex offenders in the Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County area. These offenders are monitored by investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and Nevada State Police Parole and Probation.

The RSONU operates as a regional, multi-jurisdictional, and collaborative entity to carry out the requirements of community notifications as set forth in Chapter 179D of the Nevada Revised Statutes. The RSONU’s jurisdictional boundaries encompass all of Washoe County.

The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit can be reached at 775-325-6483.



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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