Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 21st
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.
Each year, LCSO’s SAR establishes a camp headquarters in the main day use area where they coordinate medical and emergency responses in the campsites and on the water. Fortunately, we have only had to respond to a few minor injuries and accidents. In two days, SAR has given out over 200 new life jackets as part of their annual campaign to help keep people safe. This weekend event has always been a great outing for this group of dedicated volunteers, and we are thankful for their service. http://www.ktvn.com/story/35533424/lake-lahontan-full-for-first-time-in-years
We took several steps this week to improve community communications. For those that use Twitter, our Communication Center has created an account: LCSO Dispatch @LCSODispatch. The intent is to post real time county incident notifications as they occur, such as road closures and openings due to accidents, fires, and other important information. Our Communication Center shift supervisors will be responsible for posting these tweets as they come into the center. Please be patient with us, as it is a learning process for all involved.
Warrant Wednesday has been a great success as we continue to unleash the power of social media and engaging you to help us. Each week, we post a photograph of someone that is wanted in Lyon County. In our LCSO Face Book photo section, there is a Warrant Wednesday album that is updated when a wanted person is posted and when they are arrested. We have caught three of the five persons, including one who was hiding in California. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lyon-County-Sheriffs-Office-145496622324109/photos/?tab=album&album_id=641221456084954
The big news event this weekend was the person who drove a stolen semi-truck loaded with stolen merchandise into the Moonlight Bunny Ranch. There is a lot of motive speculation, which cannot be released on this post. However, it does bring back memories of an old Garth Brooks song “He never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears.” Nonetheless, please don’t read anything into this song for a motive, it was just a great song.
And finally, as we bar-b-que this weekend enjoying family and friends, let us spend a moment remembering those Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Marines who did not come home.
As always, keep the faith.