July 12, 2024

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

The following story is brought to you by the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office & Jail, Yerington Police Department, City of Yerington and various businesses (un)fortunate enough to have the uninvited-Grinch at their venue:

The whole thing started early Wednesday morning when the Sheriff’s Office issued the following notice for “Warrant Wednesday”…

12.20.2023 From Lyon County Sheriff’s Office-Nevada

Warrant Wednesday!
“And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney!
Then he slunk to the icebox. He took the Whos’ feast!
He took the Who-pudding! He took the roast beast!
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash!”
~Dr. Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The first sighting report came in from the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District:

The Grinch is loose in Yerington! Here are some photos of the suspect who was seen stealing Christmas at Mason Valley Fire this morning. Who can say where the Grinch will show up next?

THEN, there were “Reports that the suspect had been seen at the gym…”

Before anyone knew it there was an UPDATE: “Now the Grinch is at Raleys.”

The Grinch was “seen mocking local Law Enforcement on Main Street. On Warrant Wednesday of all days.” And skulking around at Wells Fargo, then Mason Valley Physical Therapy!

“The Grinch had been seen at the City of Yerington checking out the Christmas decorations and teaming up with Nala the City of Yerington attack kitty. Be careful Grinch, she is not very friendly.”

“Sticks and Stones and Peri & Sons were the latest victims.”  Leading law-abiding citizens to wonder, “When will this rampage end???”

The Fire Department kept tracking the villain, and reported: “It is madness in Yerington today as the Grinch moves through town. El Alteno, Tailgaters and Coffee Slingers were all visited. The Grinch even got spruced up a bit at CC’s Salon!”


The  Grinch continued to cause trouble when he stopped in at Maverik for an Adventure…

“Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant; Around the whole room , and he took every present!” Dr. Seuss

It was all over for the Grinch in Yerington this year…thanks to Yerington Police Department for stopping this crime spree and to Lyon County Jail for providing the Villainous Grinch a warm bed for Christmas!

“He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME! Somehow or other, it came just the same!” ~ Dr. Seuss


Message of the Week 12/22/2023

The Grinch was captured! This is great news!

“And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.”

“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

This is a very short message of the week. From the Staff of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to wish all a very merry Christmas! Please be safe, and remember the reason for the season!


Sheriff Brad Pope

Credit for photographs and captioning: Yerington/ Mason Valley Fire Protection District.