Truckee Police seize 11 firearms following Glenshire incident |

Truckee Police seize 11 firearms following Glenshire incident

Pictured is a map of the area affected by the police presence in the Glensire area, on Dorchester Drive and Briar Circle on Jan. 17.
Courtesy of Town of Truckee Police Department

Officers responding to reports of a man with a gun in the Glenshire area last week, removed nearly a dozen firearms from a residence, police said.

“Truckee Police finished our investigation on Briar Circle by seizing all the firearms at the residence,” the department posted to its account on “We have had the best interest of the community and immediate neighborhood in mind the entire time.”

Truckee Police officers and neighboring law enforcement were on scene at Briar Circle and the surrounding areas Jan. 17, according to the department. Police later reported a suspect was barricaded within a residence after making suicidal statements. The residence, according to Dan Olsen, support services manager for the Truckee Police Department, is a secondary home of the suspect’s father.

Truckee Police and other agencies were at the scene for roughly six hours, according to Olsen, before announcing they had cleared the area. A shelter in place order was then lifted, and Dorchester Drive and Briar Circle were reopened.

Olsen said 11 total firearms were seized from the residence — a small handgun, seven high-powered rifles, and three incomplete rifles.

“Our community’s safety is always our primary goal,” Truckee Police posted at “We are constantly working behind the scenes to make sure we can produce the most professional, efficient, and conclusive results possible.”

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at

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