Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of July 30, 2017

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of July 30th

Community Friends,

People driving too fast, not stopping at posted stop signs, and recklessly driving are some of our biggest citizen complaints. When they don’t see immediate action, they believe were are lazy. Conversely, drivers who are caught in complaint areas become angry and make allegations about quota systems. The good news is that our deputies do not have daily quotas and are allowed to write as many traffic tickets as they want. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriffweekly message – Week of July 23, 2017

 

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of July 23rd

Community Friends,

In 2015 we seized three pounds of methamphetamine from a home safe pursuant to a search warrant in connection to a major drug trafficking investigation. The house, located in Moundhouse, was seized under state asset forfeiture laws. The main suspect has been convicted of drug trafficking and is currently serving a long prison sentence. This week the defendants paid Lyon County $33,000 in a negotiated settlement to suspend its civil court forfeiture request. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of July 9, 2017

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of July 9th

Community Friends,

Three and half years ago, an open discussion about Lyon County’s crime rate began in an effort to highlight public safety concerns. Crime rates are an indicator of relative safety. As such, these numbers are also used in business plans to evaluate risk associated with community capital investments. Last month, the Nevada Department of Public Safety released its 2016 annual report and there is some great Lyon County news. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of July 2, 2017

 

 

McNeil 3Sheriff’s Message, Week of July 2nd

Community Friends,

A question routinely asked is “How many people in jail have mental health issues?” To us, the answer is quite simple, “All of them.” The drugged or drunk driver has substance abuse issues; the domestic batter has anger management; and the thief has uncontrollable impulses. Nationally, there has been a push to divert accountability for people with behavioral health issues. When we pick “winners and losers” in determining who qualifies for diversion, equality becomes blurred. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of June 18, 2017

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of June 18th

Community Friends,

We live in an absolutely blessed county. Each week, its beauty and wondrous landscape is revealed to those who take the time to just bask in all of its glory. While all agricultural fields in production at this time of the year never cease to amaze me, the planted corn along the highway each year is one of my favorite. It serves as a constant reminder to the time of year. It definitely looks like it will be “knee high by the 4th of July.” Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of June 11, 2017

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of June 11th

Community Friends,

The other day as I was working on some irrigation pipe early in the morning, there was an unregistered vehicle parked on a BLM dirt road next to the barbed wire fence. The sight of the vehicle seemed a bit odd and out of place. I crossed the fence to check on the vehicle and its three occupants. To my surprise sat the driver with a butane torch and a marijuana pipe. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of May 28, 2017

McNeil 3

Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 28th

Community Friends,

During the past several months, there has been a lot of flooding discussion. And although the majority of the snow pack has yet to melt off, there is another concern. Lately, we have been seeing too many residential and wildland fires in central Lyon County and in Fernley. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of May 21, 2017

McNeil

Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 21st    

Community Friends,

Something is a bit strange this year during Lake Lahontan’s Memorial Day Weekend. While the State Recreational Area is filled with families, campers, and water enthusiasts, there has not been any serious incidents during the past two night. Even staff has commented how “mellow” it’s been compared to previous years. People are respecting each other and just enjoying a great family weekend. Read more ›

Posted in Articles

Virginia City legislative town hall meeting May 30 – Settelmeyer & Wheeler

VC - Town Hall Flyer

Posted in Articles

Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of May 14, 2017

McNeil

                Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 14th  

Community Friends,

There is an old saying, “The good Lord willing, and the Creeks don’t rise.” And while several classic songs helped to immortalize saying into our culture, it had nothing to do water and flooding. Ironically, it originated with the 1813 Creek Nation uprising in the Mississippi Territory. Read more ›

Posted in Articles