Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Transforms Patrol Car to Promote the Autism Recognition Alert Program

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Transforms Patrol Car to Promote the Autism Recognition Alert Program

Minden, NV…In honor of Autism Awareness month, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to display a newly wrapped vehicle with vinyl decals to increase awareness throughout the community surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder and bring attention to their Autism Recognition Alert Program. For the second year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has wrapped a patrol […]

Governor Sisolak Announces Extension to State Residential Eviction Moratorium

Governor Sisolak Announces Extension to State Residential Eviction Moratorium

Carson City, NV…Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a two-month extension to the State’s eviction moratorium, which was originally set to expire tomorrow. The CDC announced the extension of the federal evictions moratorium yesterday. The goal of the State extension is to allow for the counties and courts to offer faster help in the forms […]

Slink Fire Grows to 14,200 Acres & 10% Containment. Forest Service Closes Roads in Fire Area.

Slink Fire Grows to 14,200 Acres & 10% Containment.  Forest Service Closes Roads in Fire Area.

Bridgeport, CA. September 3, 2020– The Slink Fire continues to have active surface fire behavior due to hotter, drier weather conditions and available fuel. This fire is burning west of Antelope Valley and into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Firefighters will use tactics to fully suppress the fire. A Closure Order has been put in place by […]

Slink Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres, Evacuations Lifted, Hwy 395 Reopens & Smoke Output Drops

Slink Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres, Evacuations Lifted, Hwy 395 Reopens & Smoke Output Drops

Coleville, CA…The Slink Fire was reported on August 29th at 6 p.m. in the Slinkard Valley southwest of Topaz Lake. It is burning in pinyon juniper, sage and grass and was a result of recent lightning in the area. September 1st, 2020– The Slink Fire behavior moderated today and hard work by firefighters has increased […]

Slink Fire Roars to 6,500 Acres, Hwy 395 Closed, Town of Walker Evacuated, Emigrant Wilderness Threatened

Slink Fire Roars to 6,500 Acres, Hwy 395 Closed, Town of Walker Evacuated, Emigrant Wilderness Threatened

Bridgeport, CA. August 31st, 2020– Influenced by dry fuels, topography and winds, the Slink Fire made a substantial run towards the towns of Walker and Coleville at approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon. The fire has grown to 6,500 acres, with 5% containment. Click the above image for a full sized photo of the Slink Fire […]

Luckily Only Minor Injuries for Minden Woman in Hwy 88 Collision

Luckily Only Minor Injuries for Minden Woman in Hwy 88 Collision

Kirkwood, CA…A 70 year old Nevada womanwas traveling eastbound on State Route 88, east of Kit Carson Drive. She was traveling on a straight portion of roadway when she allowed her vehicle to gradually drift left, over double solid yellow lines, and into the opposing westbound lane. The vehicle continued drifting across the westbound lane […]

Law Enforcement Catches Up With Kidnapper In Yerington

Law Enforcement Catches Up With Kidnapper In Yerington

Minden, NV…nden, Nevada – Today at about 8:30 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigators and Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Francisco “Frankie” Perez in Yerington, Nevada. Perez was located at a residence in the 300 block of North West Street. Perez, age 28, was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant for Kidnapping with a Deadly […]

Man Still At Large After Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

Man Still At Large After Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

Minden, NV…On December 14, 2016 Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call of a kidnapping and armed robbery that reportedly occurred in the 1500 block of Gilman Avenue in Gardnerville. An adult male victim reported he had been kidnapped and robbed and showed Deputies the location of the crime. Subsequent investigation found that the […]

Scam Caller Plagues Douglas County Citizens

Scam Caller Plagues Douglas County Citizens

Minden, NV…On 10/24/16 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of attempted fraud. In all of the reported incidents a male subject claimed to be Lt Mike Sharp with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Caller IDs identify the phone number as (775) 375-5858, located in Winnemucca, Nevada. The complainants were told they owe money […]

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