The Nevada Highway Patrol was contacted this morning regarding a possible scam. Individuals in the Reno area had received phone calls from a blocked phone number. The male caller identified himself as the “State Police” and stated that the person had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The imposter went on to instruct the person that they needed to go to a Walgreens Pharmacy to obtain funds to pay for the warrant. When questioned, the imposter hung up. 

The Nevada Highway Patrol is advising all citizens to be vigilant and cautious if they receive a phone call or text message from anyone claiming to be a State Police Officer or State Trooper. NHP will never call or text you in an attempt to clear up a warrant. All warrants are handled by the court systems in each county. If you do receive one of these phone calls or text messages, please contact your local police department.

Reno Area Media Contact: 

Trooper Matt McLaughlin 

mmclaughlin@dps.state.nv.us

Nevada Highway Patrol 

775-687-9648 Office

Northern Command West 

Public Information Officer

775-684-9261 Mobile

Las Vegas Area Media Contact: 

Trooper Travis Smaka  

NHPSC-PIEO@dps.state.nv.us

Nevada Highway Patrol 

702-432-4316 Office

Southern Command 

Public Information Officer

702-469-3882 Mobile

Elko Area Media Contact: 

Trooper Jim Stewart  

jstewart@dps.state.nv.us

Nevada Highway Patrol 

775-753-1253 Office

Northern Command East

Public Information Officer