Meet the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit this Saturday

Meet the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit this Saturday

Reno, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit invites you to join them for the annual Barks and Badges community event hosted by Washoe County K9 Partners this Saturday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Additional K9 demonstrations will be held every hour, including K9s with the Sheriff’s Mounted Horse Unit, K9s with SWAT, and K9s […]

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sees increase in DUI activity compared to years past

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sees increase in DUI activity compared to years past

Reno, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is seeing an increase in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests and bookings at the Detention Facility. The numbers set forth below include arrests from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and other agencies who have booked persons at the Washoe […]

Covina Man Arrested after Chase, Stop & Seizure Yields 10lbs of Meth & 2,000 Fentanyl Pills,

Covina Man Arrested after Chase, Stop & Seizure Yields 10lbs of Meth & 2,000 Fentanyl Pills,

Reno, NV…WCSO traffic stop leads to chase, arrest, and seizure of trafficking-quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Epimegnio Romero-Jimenez, 33, of Covina, California on June 20, 2021 for more than a dozen charges – most pertaining to drugs and trafficking. Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputies attempted to […]

Mining Accident Claims Life of 75 Year Old

Mining Accident Claims Life of 75 Year Old

Reno, CA…Shortly after 8:00 this morning, Washoe County Sheriff’s – Hasty Team members, along with deputies and detectives were called out to Olinghouse for a mining accident. A 75-year-old hobbyist was mining with a friend near the remote mining camp/ghost town. The ground beneath him caved in, and the man succumbed to his injuries. HASTY […]

The Wild West Hackin’ Fest Training the Next Generation of Security Professionals is Going on Now Through June 18th

The Wild West Hackin’ Fest Training the Next Generation of Security Professionals is Going on Now Through June 18th

Sparks, NV…The Wild West Hackin’ Fest is hosting a hybrid Cyber Security conference at the Nugget Casino Resort running through Friday, June 18th. With the recent breaches (Colonial Pipeline, JBS, etc.) education is more important than ever. The Wild West Hackin’ Fest is one of the first Cyber Security conferences nationwide to do an in-person […]

Secret Witness Tip Leads to Arrest in Counterfeit Check Scam

Secret Witness Tip Leads to Arrest in Counterfeit Check Scam

Reno, NV…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested the suspect in a counterfeit check scam. On May 13, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office requested help from the community in identifying a man seen in surveillance images while cashing counterfeit U.S. Treasury checks at an area casino. Within two days, detectives had a probable identity of the […]

Non-Compliant Sex Offender Charged after Home Invasion Arrest

Non-Compliant Sex Offender Charged after Home Invasion Arrest

Reno, NV…The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) has charged Javier Virrey-Rodriguez, 27, with one felony count of being a sex offender who failed to register. Virrey is a Tier I sex offender previously charged in Placer County for sexually motivated crimes with a deadly weapon. Virrey was arrested by the Reno Police Department on […]

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies Arrest Two Sex Offenders

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies Arrest Two Sex Offenders

Reno, NV…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies made contact with, and identified, two non-compliant sex offenders over the weekend. Carl Geier, 50, was arrested June 4, 2021 when deputies responded to another crime in progress. Geier was not a suspect in that particular crime. When deputies were interviewing Geier – he fled from them on […]

Washoe Sherriff’s Office, WCSAR & HASTY Conduct Successful, Difficult Rescue

Washoe Sherriff’s Office, WCSAR & HASTY Conduct Successful, Difficult Rescue

Reno, CA…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue volunteers just wrapped up a difficult rescue at the Hunter Creek Trail’s “Gully” up to Point 6247. Shortly after 11 o’clock this morning the call came in for a stranded 27 year old climber. The man is an experienced climber, but he didn’t have the proper equipment […]

Nevada Reported a Total “Gaming Win” of $1,039,444,911 for April 2021. A 28,255.93% Increase Over April 2020

Nevada Reported a Total “Gaming Win” of $1,039,444,911 for April 2021.  A 28,255.93% Increase Over April 2020

Carson City, NV…Nevada Gaming Revenues and Collections Win Revenue Summary – April 2021. Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $1,039,444,911 for the month of April 2021. This amounts to a 28,255.93% increase compared to April 2020, when licensees reported a gaming win of $3,665,706. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2020 […]