Announcements

2022 Announcements

November

Nov. 29, 2022

Guilty Verdict Secured
District Attorney's Office Releases Results of Recent Sexual Assault Trial

First Degree Murder Sentencing
WCDA Secures Life Sentence Against Defendant Convicted of 2021 Murder

Nov. 23, 2022

All Libraries Closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving Day and Family Day
The Verdi Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 23; all other libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nov. 2, 2022

WCDA Secures Life Sentence Against Habitual Offender
Continues to Work Closely with Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program

October

Oct. 31, 2022

WCDA Concludes 2020 Murder Prosecution
2020 Murder of Elderly Man in South Reno Results in Life Sentence

Oct. 26, 2022

Washoe County Library Closed in Observance of Nevada Day
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed Friday, October 28, 2022; vote centers located in libraries will remain open.

Oct. 21, 2022

Attempted Murder Sentencing
Defendant Receives 20 Prison Term for 2021 Shooting

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict
Uttering and Forged Check Crimes Result in Conviction

Oct. 13, 2022

Washoe County Library to Recognize National Friends of Libraries Week October 16-22, 2022
Become a Member of the Friends of Washoe County Library Today!

Oct. 3, 2022

Open Recruitment Begins for Washoe County Library System Board of Trustees
Applications accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022

Sierra View Library to Close for Renovations on October 10, 2022
The library will close for planned construction improvements.

Oct. 1, 2022

Washoe County Library System Celebrates TeenTober
Visit the library for special programming just for teens!

September

Sept. 20, 2022

Banned Books Week 2022: Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.
Visit a Banned Books Week display at Washoe County Library locations September 18-24

Sept. 12, 2022

Results in Newest Felon Possession of Firearm and Drug Trafficking Case
WCDA Secures Lengthy Sentence in Regional Narcotics Unit Arrest

Serious DUI Injury Accident Results in Prison Term for Driver
WCDA Sentencing Result Released in Driving Under the Influence Prosecution

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict in 1st Degree Murder Case
Shooting Death of Reno Man in December 2021 Results in Conviction

Sept. 1, 2022

Washoe County Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022

August

Aug. 31, 2022

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Get a free library card today!

Aug. 25, 2022

Sparks Library Closed: August 26, 2022
The branch will be undergoing flooring work and is expected to reopen on Saturday, August 27.

Sex Offender Attempts to Flee Sentencing
Sex Offender Out On Bail Sentenced to Life After Failed Attempt To Flee

Aug. 19, 2022

2nd Degree Murder Prosecution
Beating Death Leads to Second Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence

Heroin Trafficking Prosecution
Drug Trafficking In Schedule I Controlled Substance Prosecution Ends in Lengthy Sentence

Aug. 16, 2022

WCDA Welcomes New Prosecutors
Four Newly Hired WCDA Prosecutors Take the District Attorney Oath of Office

Aug. 3, 2022

Back to school vaccine events for Washoe County students scheduled for August 2022
Events will be held Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, 2022

July

July 26, 2022

Find birth & death records in Washoe County at new location
Find birth & death records in Washoe County at new location

July 22, 2022

WCDA Murder Case Sentencing
Prosecution Involving October 2019 Beating Death of Reno Man Results in Life Sentence

Attempted Murder Case Result
Update on WCDA Trial from May

July 20, 2022

Former Fugitive Sex Offender Sentenced to Prison
WCDA Secures Justice in 2008 Child Sexual Assault Case

July 18, 2022

Drug Trafficking Case Outcome
Methamphetamine Dealer To Serve Lengthy Prison Sentence

July 13, 2022

Internet Sting Case Outcome
Defendant Convicted on Internet Child Exploitation Charges Sentenced to Prison

July 8, 2022

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing May 5, 2020, Officer Involved Shooting Incident and Related Criminal Prosecutions of Joseph Patrick Williams

WCDA Sentencing Result in Child Pornography Prosecution
Sentencing in Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Case Involving Child Pornography Offense

July 1, 2022

Washoe County Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022

June

June 28, 2022

Verdict in Recent Murder Trial
Guilty Verdict Secured in Murder Prosecution Stemming from April 2019 Stabbing Death of Homeless Reno Man

Surreptitious Recording Prosecution Result
Washoe County District Attorney Secures Five Maximum Jail Terms in Bathroom Spy Camera Case

June 21, 2022

Drag Queen Story Time is Back at Washoe County Library June 25 and 26, 2022
Local drag queen Ginger Devine will make appearances at the Downtown Reno and Sparks Libraries 

June 15, 2022

Washoe County Library Closed in Observance of Juneteenth Holiday
All Washoe County Libraries Will be Closed Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20, 2022

June 10, 2022

Verdi Community Library and Nature Center Closed: June 18-27, 2022 
The branch will be closed for construction improvements

June 1, 2022

Applicants Sought for Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board
June 1, 2022. The Washoe County Health District is looking for members to join the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board. All Washoe County residents are eligible to apply.

May

May 31, 2022

Washoe County Library Announces 2022 Summer Reading Challenge
The “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Challenge runs June 1-July 31

May 27, 2022

All Washoe County Libraries Closed Monday, May 30 in Observance of Memorial Day
Libraries that serve as vote centers will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Early Voting only.

May 26, 2022

Life Sentence Secured in 2020 Murder Prosecution
WCDA OFFICE SENTENCING UPDATE

Temporary Food Establishment Workshop
Learn about the new temporary food establishment permit applications and submission process. Workshop is free to attend, and we encourage all temporary food vendors, event promotors and interested members of the public to attend.

May 19, 2022

Open Recruitment Begins for Washoe County Library System Board of Trustees
Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022

April

April 29, 2022

hulet sentencing
WCDA Works With Regional HEAT Team to Secure Prison Term for Defendant in Child Exploitation Case

April 18, 2022

Washoe County Library Announces the Grand Reopening of the Sparks Library
Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the branch on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m.

April 14, 2022

WCDA Sentencing Result
Defendant Convicted in 2021 Paradise Park Murder Sentenced to Life in Prison

April 13, 2022

2020 Murder Case Result
WCDA Secures 1st Degree Murder Conviction and Sentence of Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole Following Six-Day Trial in Washoe County District Court

WCDA Trial Result
Misdemeanor Domestic Battery Trial Results in Guilty Verdict

April 4, 2022

"How Did You Survive?" Holocaust Exhibit on Display at Northwest Reno Library April 1-May 31
The exhibit centers on the stories of 50 Holocaust survivors, many of whom are Nevada-based

WCDA and Regional HEAT Team Secure Lengthy Prison for Sex Offender
WCDA and Regional HEAT Team Secure Lengthy Prison Sentence Against Offender Convicted of Soliciting Children

March

March 25, 2022

ATM Theft Cases End in Prison
Sentencing Result in Case Involving Numerous ATM and Construction Equipment Thefts

March 11, 2022

WCDA Secures Verdict in Murder Trial
Defendant Juan Carlos Hernandez Found Guilty of Murder for Fatal Zombie Crawl Shooting in October 2019

March 10, 2022

Northwest Reno Library Grand Reopening Celebration Rescheduled for March 23
Join Washoe County Library for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the branch on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m.

March 7, 2022

WCDA Announces Conclusion of State v. Wilber Ernesto Martinez Guzman
Defendant in 2019 Killing Spree Receives Four Consecutive Life Without the Possibility of Parole Prison Terms Plus an Aggregate 214 years in Prison for All Charged Offenses in Washoe County, Douglas County and Carson City

March 3, 2022

WCDA Sentencing Result in Drug Trafficking Case
Defendant Convicted of Attempting to Traffic Large Quantities of Narcotics Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term

WCDA Sentencing Result
Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced in District Court for New Sex Trafficking Case

March 1, 2022

Washoe County Library and ACT Work Ready Communities Partner in Support of Workforce Developmet
Washoe County Library System plans to offer access to the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum at library locations throughout Washoe County

February

Feb. 18, 2022

Washoe County Library Closed in Observance of Presidents Day
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed Monday, February 21.

Felony DUI Conviction
WCDA’s Office Secures Felony DUI Conviction in District Court Jury Trial

Feb. 13, 2022

Sentencing in Pair of Sex Trafficking Cases
Newest Sentencing Results Related to Sex Trafficking and Abuse of a Child Stings Result in Prison Terms

Feb. 11, 2022

Washoe County DA Sentencing Result
Child Predator Convicted of Lewdness with a Child Under 14 Years of Age Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms in Prison

January

Jan. 27, 2022

WCDA Sentencing Result
District Attorney's Office Releases Information on Outcome of Sexual Assault Case from September 2020

Robbery and ADW Prosecution Secures Lengthy Prison Sentence
WCDA's Office Sentencing Result in August 2020 Sparks Shooting Case

Jan. 24, 2022

Washoe County is Seeking Public Input on Proposed Master Plan Amendments
Community Services Department to Host Workshop

Jan. 14, 2022

All Washoe County Libraries Closed Monday, January 17
Libraries Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

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