2024 Announcements


May 16, 2024

Man Who Set Ex-Girlfriend on Fire Convicted
DA Hicks Announces Guilty Verdicts

May 14, 2024

Reno Man Bites Victim in the Face
Convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Habitual Criminal Sentenced to 16 Years in Shooting Case
Arrested by the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program

May 13, 2024

Washoe County Library honored with NCET’s Public Sector Innovation Award 
Washoe County Library recognized as top contributor to Northern Nevada’s technological community at NCET Dragonfly Energy Technology Awards 

May 8, 2024

Life in Prison Sentence for Sparks Man
Convicted of Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault with a Child

May 7, 2024

WCDA Secures Conviction in Domestic Battery Case
Defendant Also Found Guilty of False Imprisonment

May 3, 2024

Child Predator Given Maximum Sentence
Sent Explicit Images and Messages to Minors


April 29, 2024

Men Who Paralyzed Local Woman Sentenced
Given 46 Years in Prison

April 26, 2024

OIS Report Released
WCDA Report Released Detailing August 22, 2020 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Justus Aceves

April 18, 2024

Sentences Secured in Child Sex Crimes Cases
HEAT Unit Uncovers Predators

April 8, 2024

Man Sentenced in Attempted Murder Case
Given 41 Years in Prison

Woman Sentenced in Vehicular Homicide Case
Struck and Killed a Pedestrian While Driving Under the Influence

April 2, 2024

Former WCSO Sergeant Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Pled Guilty to Bigamy, Forgery, and Offering False Evidence


March 28, 2024

Carson Man Sentenced to a Combined 16 Years Following Drive-By Shooting
Charges Included Assault with a Deadly Weapon

March 27, 2024

Washoe County Library and the American Heart Association Partner to Promote Libraries with Heart Program in Washoe County
Beginning April 1, blood pressure kits will be available at nine library locations

March 26, 2024

Defendant with Prior Felonies Adjudicated as Habitual Criminal
Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

March 22, 2024

Guilty Verdict Secured in Sexual Assault Against a Child Case
Defendant Fled to Mexico Following Initial Arrest

March 13, 2024

Washoe County District Attorney’s Office Urges Community Participation in Fraudulent Check Diversion Program
Provides Restitution for Businesses

March 12, 2024

Defendant Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison
Convicted of Multiple Counts of Burglary

March 8, 2024

Defendant Adjudicated for a Second Time as Habitual Criminal
Sentencing in Burglary of a Business Case

March 5, 2024

WCDA Secures Convictions in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases
Defendants Arrested by HEAT Detectives


Feb. 29, 2024

WCDA Report Released Detailing October 18, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting Incident of Jason Thorpe
OIS Report Released

Feb. 23, 2024

15-year-old Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
Pled Guilty to Challenge to Fight Resulting in Death

Feb. 21, 2024

Defendant Strangled, Assaulted Victim
Convicted of Domestic Battery

Feb. 15, 2024

Man Shot and Killed Pregnant Girlfriend
Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Feb. 13, 2024

Murderer Sentenced to Life Without Parole
Shot Victim Three Times

Feb. 6, 2024

Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison
Pled Guilty to Lewdness with a Child Under 14

Feb. 5, 2024

Defendant Sentenced as Habitual Criminal
WCDA Prosecutes Three Repeat Offender Program Cases

Feb. 1, 2024

Smithsonian Community Engagement Project on Implicit Bias Coming to Northwest Reno Library
An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, at 1 p.m.


WCDA Secures Habitual Criminal Sentence
Defendant Had 12 Prior Felony Convictions

Jan. 29, 2024

Man Given Life Without Parole in After Killing One, Injuring Two Others
Defendant Intentionally Drove Car into Crowd of People

Jan. 24, 2024

Victim Rendered Quadriplegic Following Shooting
Guilty Verdict Secured in Attempted Murder Case

Jan. 22, 2024

California Resident Convicted of Arson
Started More Than 80 Fires

Jan. 12, 2024

Two Convictions in Stalking Cases
WCDA Secures Guilty Verdicts

Jan. 5, 2024

Arsonist Sentenced Following Fatal 2020 Fire
Previously Pled Guilty to Two Counts of Murder

Jan. 2, 2024

WCDA Secures Sentencings, Guilty Verdict
Provides Updates on Four Trials

Recruitment Opens for Washoe County Library System Board of Trustees
Applications accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

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