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Reno Police Department Apologizes for Press Release Error


Santa Crawl 2013. Image: Victoria Janicke.

Last weekend’s Santa Crawl drew a handful of alcohol violations, but one pub was inaccurately noted by police as a violator. The Washoe Public House was incorrectly added to the Reno Police Department’s (RPD) “Alcohol Compliance Check” media release on Sunday. It was listed under a list of “businesses that failed and served alcohol to underage volunteers.”

Washoe Public House
Facebook/Washoe Public House.

The pub posted a correction on its Facebook page, and it tagged the news media that reported the error. Media representatives commented that they were reporting information that came from RPD.

Police then apologized and sent today a corrected press statement:

“The news release dated 12-9-17, listed the Washoe Public House has having failed the alcohol compliance check during the Santa Crawl. That information was listed in error as the Washoe Public House did receive a passing certificate during the compliance check. We apologize for any inconvenience or issues this may have created.

Most businesses passed the compliance check — 41 in total — while four did not:

  1. Wild River Grille – 17 S. Virginia Street
  2. Wild Garlic Pizza – 170 S. Virginia Street
  3. Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery – 135  N. Sierra Street
  4. Blind Dog Tavern – 100 N. Arlington Ave.
Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.