WCSO NEWS RELEASE
At 7:25 p.m. last night, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office was notified that three male juveniles from the Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment Center and School in Yerington had run away from a basketball game being held at Incline High School in Incline Village. The Sheriff’s Office was informed that all three had been adjudicated to Rite of Passage from a court in California.
Deputies from Washoe County and Placer County responded along with Washoe County School District Police and immediately began searching the area.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies saw the juveniles running into the woods near SR 28 and Gonowabie Road. After a short foot pursuit, all three were taken back into custody.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.