Secret Witness offers $250 reward in dog killing |

Secret Witness offers $250 reward in dog killing

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a family dog and possibly attempting to burglarize a home in the Gardnerville Ranchos on New Year’s Eve.

The Hyden family, who reside on Jobs Peak Drive, were away from their home from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s morning.

Upon returning, the Hydens found one of their four dogs dead in the driveway. The dog appeared to have been run over by a vehicle. A side gate to their backyard was ajar. One dog was present, a second dog was missing, but later found.

A reward of up to $250 is available from Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Secret Witness at 782-7463; or DCSO Investigations Division at 782-9905.