Decrease Calls for Service for New Year's Eve

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sees Decrease In Calls for Service for New Year's Eve
Posted on 01/04/2021
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sees Decrease In Calls for Service for New Year's Eve

Stateline, Nevada- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) experienced a decrease in the amount of calls for service in Stateline for the New Year’s Eve celebration as compared to 2020.

The Stateline area on December 31, 2020 through January 1, 2021 saw 5 arrests for criminal crimes, most notably 1 felony arrest for warrants out of Douglas County, 1 arrest for possession of narcotics, and several trespassing arrests.  DCSO saw the lowest number of celebrants since the early 1980s.  DCSO believes since the early 1980s, this was the first time Highway 50 was not closed due to the amount of celebrants in the street.  The celebrants were well behaved and embraced the New Year’s Eve celebration. 

“I would like to commend the Stateline Casinos for their superb job of providing a safe environment for celebrants while still giving them an experience in the Stateline area.  This was a tremendous task put upon the Stateline Casinos and from our observations, they did everything possible to comply with a difficult situation,” said Sheriff Coverley.  “I want to thank my personnel for their dedication to our community and the safety of our visitors for this year’s celebration.  I would also like to thank Douglas County 911 Emergency Communications, the Nevada Highway Patrol, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Tahoe Douglas Fire Department, East Fork Fire Department, Cal-Trans, and NDOT for a collaborative effort in public safety.”

This was another very successful event for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.