Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Endangered Juvenile in Lemmon Valley Area (Update..Found Safe)

Reno, NV…(Update..Found Safe) The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing 13-year-old boy last seen in the Lemmon Valley area on Tuesday, October 8. The missing juvenile is considered to be endangered due to an immediate need for life-sustaining medication.

The missing juvenile is identified as Nathan Ward (photo attached). He was last seen walking in the area of his residence at the 11500 block of Tupelo Street in Lemmon Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  He could possibly be headed to the Cold Springs area.

Ward is described as a white male, brown hair, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing black plaid shorts, a black hooded sweatshirt and gray t-shirt. He also has a Lego gauge ring in his left ear lobe.

Anyone who has seen Nathan Ward, or has information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact 911 immediately.

photo: Nathan Ward, age 13




The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.