WINNEMUCCA — The Winnemucca Police Department is taking action to close the information gap exposed when an escaped sex offender returned home and no one thought to notify the community he could be in the area.
Scott Sidener, 20, escaped from the supervision of juvenile parole in Washoe County in February. He was captured here in May but in the mean time had allegedly victimized an 8-year-old girl.
This was not Sidener’s first escape. During a previous escape from NYTC, the Elko County Sheriff’s Office issued a notification to the community. This did not happen in Humboldt County.