Suspect sought in attempted kidnapping

Courtesy Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate Richard “Rich” Brereton for a charge of attempted kidnapping and burglary, and for being an ex-felon in possession of a gun.

He is wearing a dark gray shirt, blue jeans and a dark ball cap. He is driving a 2013 white Ford Escape with Nevada plate 260 AVW, and was last seen in the area of Trubode Lane area on the east side of Fernley.

Richard “Rich” Brereton

If you see Brereton or know his whereabouts please DO NOT to take any police action yourself, but contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 463-6620 or (775) 577-5023. You can also contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or


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