Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of September 24, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 24th

Community Friends,

Nevada, like every state government, has volumes of laws and regulations. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC) are its laws, which also govern county and sheriff offices. NRS has 59 Titles with 721 chapters, while NAC has almost the same amount of corresponding chapters. The Sheriff’s Office primary concern is Title 15, Crime and Punishment, which contains 16 chapters. Read more ›

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Hypocrisy and patriotism on the sporting fields

Hypocrisy and patriotism on the sporting fields

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       If it weren’t for the hypocrisy of it all, I might think each of these spoiled, rich protesting professional ballplayers, coaches, owners and announcers are really following their conscience when they support kneeling during the National Anthem – or hiding in their locker rooms “to avoid controversy”. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of September 17, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 17th  

Community Friends,

There are reasonable expectations demanded from each citizen to ensure our government can secure The People’s life, liberty, and happiness. Each person has a civil responsibility of lawfulness and accountability of action. The 2nd Amendment provides firearm owners with specific protections, but with gun ownership comes civil responsibilities. Sadly, irresponsible gun owners are the poster children for those who would like to abolish this part of our Bill of Rights. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff Report – Week of September 10, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 10th

Community Friends,

Society believes if it can understand offender reasoning behind crimes, it can then legislate future crime out of existence. Unfortunately, this is flawed reasoning. Rather, our aiming point must be community centered and not offender focused. Toni Davis’ murderer was convicted of 1st degree murder by a jury this week and he will be soon placed in a prison where he can no longer harm another innocent person. The murderer’s name will not be mentioned in an effort to remember Toni. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff report – Week of September 3, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of September 3, 2017

Community Friends,

After Virginia ratified the US Constitution in 1788, those in opposition looked towards Patrick Henry to lead the fight of civil disobedience. The Lion of Liberty calmed the situation by stating “If I shall be in the minority……… [shall] remove the defects of that system – in a constitutional way.” Many of us opposed the marijuana ballot initiative; however, we are the minority. Nonetheless, we must remain vigilant in balancing public safety, humanistic needs, and corporate greed. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of August 27, 2017

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Community Friends,

Sherriff’s message, week of August 27th

Whether we like it or not, we are living in a changing world. Population growth and technologies are forcing change. It is quite ironic listening to individuals wanting to go back to the good ole days. This summer’s heat wave is a constant reminder of those good ole days without air-conditioned vehicles or central air conditioning in our homes. We choose to either embrace and manage those changes through long-term planning; or we can put our heads in the sand and live with unintended consequences. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of August 20, 2017

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Community Friends,

The success we achieved in lowering Lyon County’s crime rate involved placing the right resources with established priorities. Violent acts with weapons, gangs, sex crimes, and drug sales were the priorities given to staff. We took the former Narcotics Unit of two deputies, renamed it Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and increased its staffing to four deputies through realignments. We added a non-sworn crime analyst, built stronger regional relationships with other agencies, and gave them a different aiming point. Instead of focusing on drugs, they focus on felony street crimes since drugs are usually connected. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of August 13, 2017

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of August 13th 

Community Friends,

Highway traffic safety in Lyon County is challenging. The Nevada Highway Patrol is the primary law enforcement agency on state highways for traffic enforcement while the LCSO assists when we can. Like us, NHP has limited resources. In reviewing this month’s Motor Vehicle Fatality Report, Lyon County continues with a 400-percent fatality increase from the previous year-to-date. Douglas and Churchill Counties have experienced similar fatality death increases with 500 and 200-percent increases, respectively. Read more ›

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

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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 ›

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Lyon County Sheriffweekly message – Week of July 23, 2017

 

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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 ›

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