Lyon County Sheriff’s Message – Week of February 11, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of February 11th

Community Friends,

We can all agree anyone suffering from Alzheimer or dementia should not drive. Fortunately there are administrative processes to “take away” driving privileges. Occasionally we do request an administrative DMV hearing for persons who have medical conditions that pose public safety threats while driving a motor vehicle upon a highway and still holds a valid driver’s license. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Message – Week of February 4, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of February 4th

Community Friends,

The past two months have been spent reviewing and preparing our fiscal year 2018-2019 budget requests, which was finalized and submitted this week. This budget request analyzed three years of crime trends, workloads, demands for services, response times and officer safety factors for patrol, jail, dispatch, and investigations. While our past three budget cycles were equipment and technology focused, our primary focus this year was requesting a staffing increases on identified critical shortages in anticipation of county growth. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of January 28, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of January 28th

Community Friends,

Several months ago we discussed the opioid crisis.  Ironically there were people who believed this topic should be left up to medical professionals as the Sheriff’s Office should stick to matters of crime. By Nevada law, the Lyon County Sheriff is the county coroner whose responsibility is to confirm and certify violent, sudden, and suspicious deaths. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of January 21, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of January 21st

Community Friends,

There seems to be a common attitude among some government leaders. If one stays quiet long enough and refuses to address an issue, eventually the citizenry will tire and move onto the next crisis. Another vehicle verse horse accident occurred this week and we just can’t stay quiet because of the value placed on human life. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of December 31, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of December 31st

Community Friends,

New Year’s Eve was fairly uneventful; that was until the clock struck midnight. Fireworks across Dayton Valley lit up the night as estimates from 15-20 different locations were seen in the air. The patrol vehicle’s mobile data terminal call screen showed firework calls backed up throughout the entire county. Like every 4th of July celebration, firework call for services overload our capabilities and responses. Read more ›

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Lyon Cpunty Sheriff report – Week of December 10, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of December 10th

Community Friends,

A child’s death is one of the most challenging times any family can face. In May of 2015, the Navarro family lost their 2 year old son, Ruben. Although we have mentioned Ruben during the past 2 ½ years, we have not forgotten him. This week, his murderer, who had previously plead guilty to 2nd degree murder, was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after ten years. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of December 3, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of December 3rd

Community Friends,

Many of us remember a time that we would feign sickness to miss a day of school. Our caring mothers would not question our afflictions and would not want other children to become sick because of us.  Today there seems to be a new method for staying home from school. On Friday, rumors of two school shootings were out of control on social media sites that affected both the Fernley and Yerington High Schools. In excess of a combined, reported 600 students stayed home and some extracurricular school events were cancelled. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Weekly Report – Week of November 26, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of November 26th

Community Friends,

While technologies have given rise to many inventions that enhance our lives, to a large extent it has made us more dependent. This changing world continues to produce more “techie” criminals that seek ill-gotten rewards by targeting individuals and businesses that rely on technology, e-commerce and on-line storage of valuable personal, financial and intellectual property data. Most of us continue to hear confusing terms such as malware, pharming, spam, worms, viruses, or Trojan horses. Summed up, these terms are a means by which criminals use another person’s cell phone or computer to steal personal data to commit fraud or other crimes. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of November 12, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of November 12th  

Community Friends,

Human beings have fail-safe mechanisms that can malfunction under stressful circumstances and eventually collapse when conditions are intense enough. Anyone can reach and exceed a saturation point when exposed to the highly emotional and sensory stimuli associated with death. No one is immune, including our deputies and dispatchers. This week, the unexpected death of our dispatcher supervisor Richard Wainscott cut our emotional Achilles heel. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of November 5, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of November 5th

Community Friends,

During the past several years, behavioral health has been a national topic. Law enforcement is interlocked with this area of medicine as we attempt to develop strategies aimed at lowering crime rates. Our federally grant funded MOST program is one that is making a difference; however, it has been difficult to find a dedicated healthcare professional to complete the team in order to increase its weekly hours. Read more ›

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