Lyon County, Nevada ~ In his Message of the Week 07/28/2023, Sheriff Brad Pope wrote,” On Mondays, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be posting the mug shots of those arrested from the previous week, on a Sunday-Sunday timeline. We are looking to launch this event on Monday, July 31st.”
On July 31st the Sheriff delivered.
Click on a photo to enlarge and view 34 bookings from the week of July 24th through 31st, 2023 at the Lyon County, Nevada jail.
Sheriff Pope’s Message from 07/28/2023 went on to say:
“Why post mug shots?
‘Mug shots give notice to law enforcement in the region of what a recently captured offender looks like. Regardless of race or gender, it may fit the description of an otherwise unknown suspect in a crime an investigator chronicled or investigated.
Mug shots are valuable tools to inform the public of a probable offender who has been arrested. The mug shot release may stimulate someone’s memory to recall the individual as a perpetrator of another crime or at least serve as a lead to another crime.
Victims are often known to take a path of least resistance and not report a crime for several reasons, including the belief that the individual may never be caught. Seeing the offender in custody may give courage to victims to report past crimes. For chronic offenders, it removes the anonymity that otherwise allows them to repeatedly commit crimes.
Mugshot photos and arrest information are public record. Once someone has been booked and had their mugshot taken, the arrest information becomes public domain. Since mugshots are public domain, police departments and government entities are allowed to post this info on the internet.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has been transparent and will continue to share information with the community.”