2023 Announcements


Dec. 8, 2023

Defendant Sentenced in Murder Case
Connected to 2022 Shooting


Nov. 30, 2023

Drug Trafficker Had 17 Pounds of Methamphetamine
Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Nov. 27, 2023

Life Sentence for Convicted Murderer
19-year-old Previously Pled Guilty

Nov. 17, 2023

Downtown Reno Library to Close November 27 Through Early 2024 for Elevator Renovations 
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Nov. 16, 2023

WCDA Prosecutes Domestic Battery Cases
Secures Conviction and Sentencing

Nov. 8, 2023

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing November 5, 2021 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Isaiah Herndon

Nov. 3, 2023

Defendant Found Guilty of Attempted Murder
Convicted of 7 Charges

Nov. 1, 2023

Sexual Assault Defendant Given Life Sentence
Eligible For Parole in 115 Years


Oct. 26, 2023

Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Mt Rose Fatal Crash
Defendant Previously Plead Guilty

Oct. 23, 2023

Joy Lake Road Arsonist Convicted
Found Guilty of Setting Two Blazes on Mt. Rose

Oct. 19, 2023

Defendant Sentenced to Life Without Parole
Deemed a Habitual Criminal Following 37 Felony Convictions

Oct. 18, 2023

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing May 4, 2020 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Ronal Zendejas

Oct. 16, 2023

Washoe County Library to Recognize National Friends of Libraries Week October 15-21, 2023
Support the Friends of Washoe County Library by becoming a member or shopping at the book sale from October 14-22 in the Reno Town Mall.

Oct. 9, 2023

Reno Man Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder
Sentenced to 50 Years for Fatal Child Abuse

Oct. 6, 2023

Man Sentenced to 20 Years
Pled Guilty to Child Abuse After Shaking His Baby

Oct. 2, 2023

Guilty Verdict in Child Abuse Case
WCDA Secures Convictions


Sept. 27, 2023

Sparks Resident Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison
Found Guilty in Connection to a Lemmon Valley Shooting

Sept. 26, 2023

Banned Books Week 2023: Let Freedom Read
Visit a Banned Books Week display at Washoe County Library locations October 1-7

Sept. 25, 2023

Defendant Bites Victim’s Eyebrow Off
Found Guilty of Domestic Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm

Sept. 15, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Pleas in Two Homicide Cases
Defendants Both Involved in Murder Cases

Sept. 14, 2023

Results for Three Drug Cases Released
WCDA Secures Lengthy Sentences and Guilty Verdict

Sept. 11, 2023

Washoe County Library Announces the Arrival of the Sun Valley Library to Go Kiosk
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Sept. 8, 2023

Defendant Found Guilty of 7 Counts
Charged with Sexual Assault on a Child Under 14

Sept. 1, 2023

Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison
Defendant Fled on Last Day of Trial, Warrant Was Issued

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Celebrate with our new card design!


Aug. 30, 2023

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict for Attempted Murder
Victim Blinded and Partially Paralyzed

Aug. 29, 2023

Man Found Guilty of Home Invasion
Also Convicted of Residential Burglary and Attempted Battery

Aug. 21, 2023

12 Year Prison Sentenced Imposed
Defendant Charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

Aug. 14, 2023

Teen Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
Pled Guilty to Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Aug. 11, 2023

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison
Convicted of Attempted Murder and Sexual Assault

Aug. 7, 2023

WCDA Secures Convictions in Felony Hit and Run Case
Driver convicted on two counts for injuring two people

Aug. 4, 2023

Driver Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for DUI
Victim paralyzed from the neck down

Aug. 2, 2023

Murderer Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison
Convicted of 2021 Fatal Shooting


July 31, 2023

Three Men Sentenced in Drug Cases
A combined total of 70 years of prison sentences

July 28, 2023

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing February 13, 2020 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Abel Lopez-Lopez

July 26, 2023

Recruitment Opens for Washoe County Library System Board of Trustees
Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023

Spanish Springs Library Cleared to Open on Sunday, July 2, 2023
The library has been evaluated by the Washoe County Health District and Environmental Protection Agency and is safe to reopen after closing due to a mercury spill in the parking lot


Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition Coming to Northwest Reno Library
The exhibit’s opening reception is on Wednesday, July 12, at 5 pm


July 14, 2023

Man sentenced to 28 years
Guilty of attacking a neighbor with a machete

July 13, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict
Multiple counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under 14

July 12, 2023

Convictions and sentencing on three cases
WCDA provides updates on drug trafficking trials

July 10, 2023

DA Chris Hicks Appointed to National District Attorneys Association Board of Directors
Set to serve as State Director for Nevada

July 5, 2023

WCDA secures two lengthy sentences
Defendants guilty of multiple counts of Robbery, Battery, and Assault

July 3, 2023

29-year sentence in violent residential burglary
Defendant engaged in standoff before arrest


June 28, 2023

Repeat offender adjudicated as habitual criminal
Defendant previously found guilty of robbery

June 27, 2023

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing Feb. 23, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Jacori Shaw

June 23, 2023

Serial rapist sentenced to 40 years
Defendant targeted local homeless women

June 22, 2023

Drug trafficker sentenced to 25 years in prison
Sting operation recovers 30 pounds of methamphetamine

June 16, 2023

40-year sentence in rape case
Defendant guilty of sexually assaulting two women

June 13, 2023

Reno man guilty of Domestic Battery
WCDA secures conviction

June 9, 2023

Woman sentenced to life in prison
Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

June 8, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict
Man convicted of illegally recording sexual acts

June 7, 2023

Washoe County Library Partners with Our Center for RainbowFest Celebration
The event will take place at three different library locations on June 15, June 17, and July 15

Sparks man sentenced to 20 years
Found guilty of DUI and leaving the scene

June 1, 2023

Washoe County Library Announces 2023 Summer Reading Challenge
The “All Together Now” Summer Reading Challenge runs June 1-July 31


Downtown Reno Library Announces Expanded Sunday Hours
New hours go into effect on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Sierra View Library Grand Reopening, Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the branch at 3 p.m.


New Saturday Hours to Debut at Incline Village Library
New hours go into effect on Saturday, April 1, 2023


Updates on Multiple Drug Trafficking Cases
Sentencing and Guilty Pleas in Three Separate Prosecutions


May 26, 2023

Grand Jury Indictment
Case against Jose Flores-Montelongo moves forward

May 23, 2023

First Degree Murder Verdict
WCDA Secures Conviction in 2021 Fatal Shooting

May 19, 2023

Conviction in Domestic Battery Case
Defendant also found guilty of Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

May 17, 2023

Guilty Verdict Secured by WCDA
Robbery of a Person 60 Years or Older

May 16, 2023

Two convictions in sexual assault case
Santa Rosa hockey players found guilty

May 10, 2023

40-year Sentence Imposed on Sparks Man
Defendant Charged with Multiple Counts of Battery with a Deadly Weapon

May 8, 2023

Repeat Offender Found Guilty
Defendant Charged with Grand Larceny and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

May 5, 2023

District Attorney’s Office Welcomes New Public Information Officer
Kendall Holcomb joins WCDA

May 4, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict
Announces Result of Attempted Child Abuse and Solicitation Case

May 2, 2023

Sentencing in Sexual Assault Against a Child Under 14 Case
Defendant Sentenced to Life, Eligible for Parole in 18 Years


April 27, 2023

Man sentenced in attempted murder case
Defendant sentenced to 20 years in prison

Sentencing in Child Abuse Case
Defendant Given 12 Years in Prison

April 21, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdict in Domestic Violence Case
Defendant Fails to Appear on Last Day of Trial, Warrant Issued

First Degree Murder Sentencing
WCDA Secures Life Sentence Against Defendant Convicted of 2020 Murder

April 19, 2023

WCDA Secures Guilty Verdicts in Two Jury Trials
Cases involve charges of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Domestic Violence

April 18, 2023

WCDA Recap of Latest Trials
WCDA Releases Details of Five Sentencings

Second Degree Murder Sentencing
WCDA Secures Life Sentence Against Defendant Convicted of 2021 Murder and Armed Robbery

April 12, 2023

WCDA Sentencing Results in Drug Cases
WCDA Releases Details of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Trafficking Sentences

April 7, 2023

Washoe County District Attorney’s Office Secures Guilty Verdicts
Releases Results of Two Sexual Exploitation Cases

April 3, 2023

Guilty Verdict in Recent Drug Trafficking Case
WCDA Releases Results of HIDTA Prosecution


First Degree Murder Case and Sentencing
WCDA Secures Life Sentence Against Defendants Convicted of 2021 Murder

WCDA Secures Verdicts in Pair of Jury Trials
Cases involving charges of assault with a deadly weapon and home invasion result in two separate guilty verdicts

March 14, 2023

Read the Director's Statement regarding the February 28 meeting of the Washoe County Commissioners and Drag Queen Story Time
Read the Library Director's statement on Drag Queen Story Time and the roles of the Library Board and Board of County Commissioners.

March 13, 2023

Recruitment Reopens for Washoe County Library System Board of Trustees
Applications accepted until 5 pm on Friday, March 31, 2023.


Jan. 30, 2023

Nevada State Parks Library Park Passes Available for Checkout at Washoe County Library
Washoe County residents will be able to c heck out passes from 12 participating library locations.

Jan. 27, 2023

Zoom ROOMs Now Available at Washoe County Library
Zoom ROOM phone booths and meeting rooms provide soundproof workspaces at multiple library locations.

Jan. 13, 2023

All Washoe County Libraries Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023.

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