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

Over 500 "tickets" given out on the hill today at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows - RAFFLE tickets that is.... for tons of awesome prizes donated by our local merchants. It was a gorgeous day out there! Huge thanks to High Fives Foundation for the continued collaboration with our department as well as the life-changing support they provide for injured athletes. The work you all do is truly something to be proud of. Thanks are also in order for the local shops that donated raffle prizes and put smiles on a lot of faces today! Mountain Hardware and Sports bigtruck brand Start Haus Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop Totally Board Tahoe Mountain Sports Blue Zone Sports Tahoe Sports Hub

Out at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with High Fives Foundation raffling 15 helmets and about 50 other prizes at 3pm! If you’re at Squaw, come give us a high five at the booth or find us on the slopes!

Well we lost by 5 points but what a game! Such a fun time. Thanks Truckee High School for hosting us and thanks CHP - Truckee for joining forces! See you all next year!

FIND THE TRUCKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT SQUAW FOR HIGH FIVES & GOLDEN TICKETS! The Truckee Police Department and the High Fives Foundation have teamed up again for a day of mountain safety and "Golden Tickets" aka FREE Pret helmets!! Look for us on Saturday February 17th, at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts. Show us you are practicing mountain safety and get raffle tickets for a chance to win some awesome prizes donated by numerous local business'!! MAKE SURE YOU FIND US FOR A HIGH FIVE! Thanks to all our local sponsors and especially the High Fives Foundation for your continued support to our community and athletes worldwide. Tahoe Sports Hub BlueZone Sports Mountain Hardware and Sports Start Haus Tahoe Mountain Sports Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop Totally Board bigtruck brand

In the past hour we have received an increasing number of calls reporting phone scammers leaving threatening messages. Yesterday the Nevada County Sheriff's office received a report of a scam. A person received a call from the "Nevada County Sheriff's Office" telling the person they missed court and needed to bring money to the Sheriff's Office after hours. The phone number was masked to look like our main number and when the person called the number back, they in fact called our office. Take a look at this video from NBC Nightly News and be very vigilant when receiving calls you think may be from somebody else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAijKKJsWxY Take Action to Prevent Fraud Resist pressure to make a decision immediately. Keep your credit card, checking account, or Social Security numbers to yourself. Don't tell them to callers you don't know — even if they ask you to “confirm” this information. That's a trick. Don’t pay for something just because you’ll get a “free gift.” Get all information in writing before you agree to buy. Check out a charity before you give. Ask how much of your donation actually goes to the charity. Ask the caller to send you written informa­tion so you can make an informed decision without being pressured, rushed, or guilted into it. Don’t send cash by messenger, overnight mail, or money transfer. If you use cash or a money transfer — rather than a credit card — you may lose your right to dispute fraudulent charges. The money will be gone. Don’t agree to any offer for which you have to pay a “registration” or “shipping” fee to get a prize or a gift. Research offers with your consumer protection agency or state Attorney General’s office before you agree to send money. Beware of offers to “help” you recover money you have already lost. Callers that say they are law enforcement officers who will help you get your money back “for a fee” are scammers. Report any caller who is rude or abusive, even if you already sent them money. They'll want more. Call 1-877-FTC-HELP or visit ftc.gov/complaint.

We had visitors from the Twin Ridges home study school this week! Kids of varying ages and their parents came and got a behind the scenes look of the department and learned the functions of all divisions. I think their favorite part was trying on Officer Beers’ tactical vest. ☺️

Another great photo of our weekend crew greeting our military visitors. Pictured here on the left with the sunglasses, our very own Officer Daniel Baraz who, in addition to patrolling the streets of Truckee, serves as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Naval Reserves. Thank you all for your service.

Some military members from the U.S. Marine Corps were in town this weekend for training. We had a chance to watch some very cool helicopters! 🚁🚁🚁

Snowy morning, give yourself extra time and give everyone extra room. Have a great day! ❄️❄️❄️

A few weeks ago the article below ran in our local newspaper about a community member's experience on a ride-along with one our officers. Although the ending is not a happy one, it is a very moving account of some of the daily duties our officers encounter that don't make the news but are just as important, especially if you are a family member or if you yourself are someone experiencing a tragedy. Officer Randy Misch came to the Truckee Police Department in 2013 from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. The department has received a number of formal and informal notices articulating Randy’s strong communication skills and passion for Truckee. He has immersed himself in the Truckee community as a volunteer for the Humane Society, Big Brother & Big Sisters, and many more including coaching football for our Truckee Wolverines. We're very proud of Officer Misch and we'd like to thank Jim Hemig for shining a spotlight on his outstanding service, as this is standard operating procedure for Misch. We encourage anyone interested in participating in a ride-along, to stop by our office and pick up an application form. It's a great way to get an inside look at what our officers accomplish in a day. https://www.sierrasun.com/news/opinion/opinion-a-life-changing-experience/

DON'T LET THE GRINCH STEAL YOUR HOLIDAY!! Vacation Rental Scam The Holiday Season is upon us which means winter tourism is in full swing and vacation rentals are in short supply. Unfortunately, the increased demand for rental properties is often associated with an increase in criminals taking advantage of unsuspecting victims. The Vacation Rental Scam generally begins by a suspect searching the internet for legitimate houses for rent or sale. The scammer then uses the photos of the home in the listing as well as the description to create a fake advertisement displaying the house as available to rent. These false ads are most commonly found on Craigslist. Next, an unsuspecting victim searches the internet for the perfect vacation house but finds the fake ad. The victim contacts the alleged owner, reserves vacation rental dates, and deposits money directly into the suspect’s account. The victim then anticipates their upcoming ski vacation only to be disappointed upon finally arriving at the rental property. Upon arrival, the true homeowner is often very surprised, and the victim comes to the realization that they have been scammed. The property is not for rent and the suspect, who has the victim’s money, is nowhere to be found. In the meantime, the victim is literally left out in the cold searching for a last minute place to stay in an attempt to salvage their hard earned vacation. In these types of scams, the victim typically loses between 1-2 thousand dollars. Truckee PD takes these crimes seriously; however, the scammers often use Voice over IP (VoIP) phones or proxy servers for email correspondence from public places (often in foreign countries), making tracing the phone number or IP addresses and identifying the suspect nearly impossible. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is aware of, and is currently investigating these kinds of cases. As a result, TPD encourages active prevention by being a vigilant consumer: 1. If you are looking for a place to rent, use reputable sources with verified business addresses, phone contacts, and employees. 2. If paying for a deposit, use a credit card that has fraud protection. 3. If the deal seems odd or unusual, find another property. 4. If you are a home owner in a tourist area, check the internet to see if your property is fraudulently listed for rent. 5. If you locate a scam, report the fraud to the listing source (Craigslist, Zillow) and contact the Truckee Police Department or the Federal Trade Commission. You can make an online report directly to the FTC at FTC.gov/complaint. Again, the Truckee Police Department is here to help you enjoy your stay in Truckee. Be safe, Be Vigilant, And Happy Holidays!

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 7/7 - couldn’t decide between these... so I’m posting all of them. This challenge has shed light on some of our officers' artistic eyes and hidden photographic talents. Challenge: Historic Downtown Truckee

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 6/7 Challenge: 101.5 FM KTKE www.truckeetahoeradio.com

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 5/7 Challenge: Reno Police Department

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 4/7 Challenge: Sparks Police

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 3/7 Challenge: Keep Truckee Green

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 2/7 Challenge: Truckee Fire Protection District

Seven days. Seven B&W photos of life in your area. No people. No explanation. Challenge new area or department each day. Day 1/7 Challenge: Town of Truckee

We have some very exciting news!! We're proud to announce a promotion within our department. After a very strenuous testing and interview process, we're very pleased to announce that we have selected Detective Lisa Madden as our newest Police Sergeant. Lisa will be transitioning from Investigations to the role of Patrol Sergeant in the coming weeks. Lisa graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and business finance, real estate and law. She came to the Truckee Police Department in 2010 from Sacramento County Sheriff's Office and has been serving as one of our Detectives for the last 3 years. Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Madden on her promotion; we know that she possesses all of the leadership traits that we take pride in as a Department and she will serve the Truckee Community with integrity.

Veteran's Day in Downtown Truckee. Our thoughts and thanks go out to those who have served in our military to protect the life we live here in the most beautiful place on earth. It's always a special day when CHP - Truckee's H20 shows up for a fly-by. Thank you to Truckee Fire Protection District for flying the colors. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👮🏻👮🏼‍♀️👩🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒

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! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻