Nevada Gaming Commission Lifting All Covid Mitigation Protocols June 1st

Nevada Gaming Commission Lifting All Covid Mitigation Protocols June 1st

Carson City, NV…Effective 12:00am on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Board rescinds all applicable COVID-19 mitigation protocols issued pursuant to section 18 of Emergency Directive 044, including, without limitation, Industry Notice #2021-41 and the Board’s “Health and Safety Policy for Continued Mitigation of the Spread of COVID-19 for Nonrestricted Licensees.” Except as otherwise provided below […]

Northern Nevada Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Pornography

Northern Nevada Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Pornography

Reno, NV…A Fernley resident pleaded guilty today to using encrypted applications and online aliases to distribute child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI. According to court documents, Benjamin D. Morrow, 36, used various encrypted messaging applications and numerous […]

WWII Veteran Sheldon Beigel Honored as Honorary Deputy

WWII Veteran Sheldon Beigel Honored as Honorary Deputy

Reno, NV…Sheriff Darin Balaam and Undersheriff Wayne Yarbrough are honored to meet WWII Veteran Sheldon Beigel and induct him as an Honorary Deputy in the Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Togglier Sheldon Beigel, a member of the Greatest Generation, is 97 years old. “Shel” flew 32 missions over hostile European territory in less than […]

Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament Raises Over $173,000 for Childhood Cancer

Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament Raises Over $173,000 for Childhood Cancer

Reno, NV…Thank you to the more than 120 participants of today’s Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament benefiting the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. Today’s event raised $29,240 from local law enforcement, firefighters, and citizens. In total, this tournament has raised more than $173,000 for local children and families touched by childhood cancer. #ProudSheriff #KnowTheGold #HelpHopeCourage […]

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam on Derek Chauvin’s Verdict

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam on Derek Chauvin’s Verdict

Reno, NV…330 days ago George Floyd lost his life. A jury decided that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of third-degree murder, and guilty of second-degree manslaughter. Throughout the last 330 days I have had the opportunity to speak with community members and lawmakers about my thoughts on George […]

Reno Rodeo Committed to 2021 Event at Full Capacity June 17-26

Reno Rodeo Committed to 2021 Event at Full Capacity June 17-26

Reno, NV…The Reno Rodeo announces its commitment to holding the Reno Rodeo, June 17-26, at full capacity. This follows Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s recently announced goal of having every county in the state reopen to 100 percent capacity by the start of June, as well as productive meetings with City of Reno and Washoe County […]

Fentanyl-Related Deaths More than Double in Washoe County Over Past Year.

Fentanyl-Related Deaths More than Double in Washoe County Over Past Year.

Reno, NV. April 19, 2021. Fentanyl-related deaths have more than doubled in Washoe County over the past year. Five years ago, fentanyl-related deaths were nearly unheard of locally. While the east coast saw a surge of deaths due to fentanyl and its analogs, Washoe County had very few cases locally and regionally. However, fentanyl abuse […]

Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Information after Reno Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor in South Lake Tahoe

Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Information after Reno Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor in South Lake Tahoe

Reno, NV….Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are seeking information from the public after the arrest of 42-year-old Rex Bernat of Reno. Bernat was arrested by the Regional Crime Suppression Unit on April 15, 2021 for a felony fugitive warrant. He faces a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 out of […]