Truckee Police Department

  • Agency: Truckee Police Department
  • Address: 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, 96161 CA
  • Chief: Adam McGill (Chief of Police)
Phone: 530-550-2323
Fax: 530-582-7771

Truckee Police Department is located at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, 96161 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Adam McGill. The Truckee Police Department phone number is 530-550-2323.

Truckee Police Department News

On Tuesday October 31st, 2017, Truckee Police Detectives arrested 2 suspects on a myriad of charges following the burglary of a home on Olympic Boulevard the weekend prior. Stewart DeVaney, 21, and Simon Wyss, 19, were arrested by Truckee Police Detectives at their home in Kings Beach on Tuesday for charges, including striking a woman across her forehead with the butt of a rifle, causing a serious laceration that needed over 25 staples to close. Other charges include burglary, being armed in the commission of a felony, possession of stolen property, armed robbery, and narcotics charges. On Saturday, October 28, a 35 year old female arrived at a friend’s home on Olympic Boulevard in Truckee. When the female entered the residence she was confronted by two men wearing ski masks and armed with rifles. One of the men struck her with the butt of a rifle causing the laceration to her head. The two men then fled from the home, which appears to have contained a marijuana grow. It is believed that the suspects were more than likely there with intentions of stealing marijuana. The primary residents were not home at the time of the burglary. The victim, who was bleeding heavily from her head, was able to contact another friend who transported her to the Tahoe Forest Hospital for treatment and called the Truckee Police. Truckee Police Officers and Detectives responded to the residence. Detectives followed investigative leads and were able to develop two suspects that they believed were responsible for the crime. Detectives successfully obtained arrest warrants for both suspects, as well as a search warrant for their home in Kings Beach. On Tuesday afternoon, with the help of the Placer County SWAT team, both Wyss and DeVaney were taken into custody at their home and the search warrant was served on the residence. During the search of the residence, Detectives located one of the rifles that is believed to have been used in the assault. This rifle had been stolen in an earlier residential burglary. Jewelry, money, and narcotics that are suspected to have been stolen from the home were also located and seized as evidence. Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Renfrow at (530) 550-2339

Lots of candy and trick-or-treating to be had in Gateway this evening! We’re here with CHP - Truckee passing out tons of candy for Operation Safe Streets! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻

Officer Lopez is cruising around today with a rather sketchy looking recruit 😜💀👻🎃.... Remember to be on the lookout this evening for trick-or-treaters in all neighborhoods. Slow down in areas of high pedestrian traffic; especially Glenshire and Gateway. Our volunteers will be in both areas to assist pedestrians at street crossings. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

The world's largest ballerina tutu has been recorded for Guinness World Records! Close to 270 ft around. Officer Victors took the measurements with the help of witnesses Officer Lopez, and Rod Brock of Truckee Fire Protection District. Thanks to Jodi at The Auto and Tire Doctor for making this happen and many thanks to everyone who came out and took the dare to tutu in support of breast cancer awareness. KOLO 8 News Now KTVN Channel 2 News Napa Auto & Truck Parts #DARE2TUTU #MDDAY #MakeADifferenceDay

We’re at The Auto and Tire Doctor today helping to measure the Guinness World Records largess ballet tutu in history! A 270 ft tutu!!!!! 🎀 Lots of great raffle prizes to be had while we complete the official measurement. We’re utilizing a few different methods including a Lidar unit, a laser measurement tool, and a rollotape device used for measuring traffic accidents. #DARE2TUTU #MDDAY

Today is the day! Come to the Safeway in the Gateway Center in Truckee and get rid of all those old Rx Meds that have been accumulating over the years!

Albus is happy to be back at home with his family. We stopped by this afternoon to check in on how he's doing.

On Saturday evening 10/21, TPD officers responded to a report of a vehicle being stolen from the Downtown area. The 2016 Dodge Ram pickup was stolen from in front of the owner’s home and contained the family’s beloved dog, Albus. Officers found the vehicle a few blocks away and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled onto the interstate where California Highway Patrol Officers chased it all the way to Reno, Nevada. The vehicle exited the freeway and continued driving unsafely on surface streets, where CHP terminated their pursuit. Our Detectives worked tirelessly for 2 days knowing that Albus’ safety was jeopardized until they could locate him. Through investigative leads, Truckee Police Detectives were able to narrow down a general area where they believed the truck would be located. TPD Detectives believed Albus to still be with the vehicle and responded to Reno. Last night, 10/24 at approximately 6:45 PM the stolen vehicle was located in a residential neighborhood in Southeast Reno. Albus was located inside the vehicle, a little lethargic and thirsty, but in overall good health, given the circumstances. Detectives contacted the family who arrived at the location within minutes and immediately transported Albus to a veterinary clinic for treatment where he is recovering well. The investigation is ongoing into the theft of the vehicle. Anyone with any information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Truckee Police Department at (530) 550-2323.

Come join our team! We're hiring a Police Aide position. Follow the link for details.

Another AWESOME Big Truck Day!!! Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun! Special thanks to all our allied agencies that participated! Always fun watching H20 taking off.

Come see us at Big Truck Day today at the Town of Truckee Corp Yard on Stevens Lane! We have donuts inside our creepy crime scene trailer! CHP - Truckee Truckee Fire Protection District

Well it appears Jodi DeRuise of The Auto and Tire Doctor, found our Volunteers in Police Services out and about daring to tutu! They are certainly painting the town pink for breast cancer awareness and we LOVE💖 it! Join us on October 28th for #MakeADifferenceDay at Auto Doc where they'll be recording the largest tutu in history for the Guinness World Records!! #DARE2TUTU #MDDAY

HUGE Shout out to our brothers and sisters at the Truckee Fire Protection District that are down battling the #AtlasFire. Keep up the great work, they could use all the extra help they can get! 👨‍🚒👩‍🚒💖

We hope you'll join us this coming Saturday, October 21st, for another awesome BIG TRUCK Day! Come play in all the big tractors, police vehicles, boats, sand pits etc. Get to know the local districts and agencies within our community. Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District will be BBQ'ing, so come share a hot dog and some laughs with all of us!! Town of Truckee Truckee Donner Public Utility District Truckee Fire Protection District CHP - Truckee Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Truckee Tahoe Airport U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 101.5 FM KTKE www.truckeetahoeradio.com Tahoe Forest Health System

On Saturday, October 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Truckee Police Department and the TT-FWDD (Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Gateway Shopping Center parking lot in front of Safeway at 11290 Donner Pass Rd (the area facing Donner Pass Road). Please remove pills from their containers or black out any personal information. Sharps, aerosols, and illicit drugs are not accepted. This event is for residents only; no businesses or DEA registrants. During the last two events in 2016, Truckee Police collected 441.5 pounds of unused, expired, or unwanted drugs. Nationally more than 702,365 pounds were collected at more than 5,000 collection sites across the United States. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Help the Truckee Police Department and TT-FWDD keep our kids safe and our waterways clean. Come visit us Saturday and turn in your unused prescription drugs conveniently and discreetly.

We dare all of you to tutu! Our very own Officer Lopez and his wife Kim are currently going through the battle of breast cancer. Join us all on October 28th, #MakeADifferenceDay, at the The Auto and Tire Doctor while we assist in accomplishing the world's largest tutu for a great cause! We'll be utilizing our Total Station surveying device to record accurate measurements for the Auto Doctor to submit to Guinness World Records in an attempt to win 10K to donate to the tutu project. To donate to the cause, please visit https://www.classy.org/fundraise?fcid=522716 #DARE2TUTU #MDDAY

On Friday, a young Truckee man named Ethan stopped by the TPD office to bring us cookies and to give us an invitation to his 6th birthday party where he wanted to have a Nerf gun battle with all of his friends.... Our officers came up to thank him for the treats and said they would do their best to make it to his party. Today was Ethan's 6th birthday party and little did Ethan know, preparations were in the works for our department to deliver an awesome little surprise for Ethan. Officers showed up in force and had a fierce Nerf battle with Ethan and his friends. What an awesome day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHAN! Thanks for the invite!!!

Last night TPD officers responded to a report of a bear inside a residence. Prior to our arrival, the homeowner’s dog chased the bear into the mudroom area of the house and the interior door had closed behind the bear leaving him trapped. Officers were able to free the bear without incident; the mudroom however, sustained some minor damage while the bear was trying to find an escape route. It’s that time of the year when our bears are trying to pack on some extra calories before the winter. We often see increased calls for service for bears in vehicles and residences at this time of year. Make sure you are 'Bear Aware' and are taking the necessary steps to secure your residences and vehicles. Don't leave food of any kind in your vehicle, even chewing gum can smell tasty to a bear. Best to keep doors locked to deter any unwanted occupants. Once bears get into vehicles, they often get stuck and do more damage while trying to escape. Make sure your garage is secure and pet food containers are sealed. Some simple steps can ensure we all stay safe, humans and bears alike.

Great turnout at the Tahoe Donner block party. Great to connect with our partnering agencies and get a chance to speak with our neighbors.

TPD and Truckee Fire Protection District are on scene at multiple lightning strikes that have hit trees. Please slow down around emergency personnel and be patient as they try to clear traffic throughout the area.

The Truckee Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the subject of a felony no-bail arrest warrant. Richard Lenning is suspected of stealing numerous vehicles and utilizing those stolen vehicles to ram the front door(s) for the purpose of committing commercial burglary. Investigators believe Lenning is responsible for stealing over $100K worth of property from local Truckee business owners. Evidence collection and processing from the crime scenes forensically linked Lenning to these crimes. Richard Anthony Lenning , 37 years old, blonde hair, blue eyes, approx. 6’00’’ tall and weighing approx.150 lbs. Lenning has ties to the Placerville and Pollock Pines areas, as well as Sparks and Silver Springs, Nevada. Please do not attempt to contact Mr. Lenning. If he is located, call the Truckee Police Department at 530-550-2320 or the local law enforcement agency. If you should have any information, please contact Detective Lisa Madden at 530-550-2330 or Sergeant Danny Renfrow at 530-550-2339.

UPDATE 10:34AM: ROADWAY HAS BEEN REOPENED. Thanks for your patience and thanks Truckee Fire Protection District for quickly taking care of the leak and keeping the neighborhood safe! Donner Pass Road and the west side of Moraine Road are both currently CLOSED due to a gas leak in the area. The area affected has been evacuated by fire personnel. There is no estimated time for re-opening.

What better way to finish off the Western States Police Canine Association's summer of K9 Trials than with a first place overall!! Definitely need more shelf space before next summer!! Atta boy Trax!!! Fabulous job by his handler, Officer Holbrook as well!! #snifferdogs #champions