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Update: Missing man located

Update – June 20, 2017 – Missing person Hal Eastman has been located in San Bernardino. Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Hal Eastman of Mammoth Lakes, California. He has been reported missing by relatives. Eastman was last seen in February of 2017. […]

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Barnes charged with attempted murder

Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Jeffrey Barnes on June 11th, while in custody at the Inyo County Jail, for attempted murder in connection with the May 23rd shooting in Lone Pine. On June 13thBarnes was arraigned and officially charged. Bail has been set at $770,000. On May 23rd, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted with […]

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Tips for backcountry safety

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release This year’s historic snowpack in the Sierra has delayed trail accessibility for many outdoor enthusiasts hoping for spring and early summer hikes. Many trails that were easily accessible during drought conditions are still covered with snow and ice, especially at higher elevations. Due to the extreme snowpack and melting […]

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CHP, Inyo SAR sharpen helicopter rescue skills

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release  Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to the CHP H-80 flight crew for conducting an excellent two-day helicopter training on June 3rd and 4th.  Two CHP pilots and two flight officers flew up from Apple Valley for the weekend […]

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Bakersfield man arrested after high-speed pursuit

CHP press release On June 5, 2017, at approximately 0944 hours, CHP Bishop Communication Center received a call from two female hikers who reported a solo white male on the Lower Rock Creek Trail without a shirt or shoes and had a disheveled look. The person matched the description of the suspect – identified as […]

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Mississippi man arrested on rape charge in Bishop

Bishop Police Department press release On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at approximately 6:05 am, units responded to a disturbance in the area of the 1000 block of North Main Street in Bishop. Upon arrival, it was determined that a female visiting from out of the area had been sexually assaulted by a person with whom she […]

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Report of attempted murder in Lone Pine

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release On Tuesday May 23rd, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted with a request for a deputy to conduct a welfare check on an individual who had not shown up to work. After responding to the residence on Post Street in Lone Pine, deputies discovered a male subject inside that […]

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Bencoma changes insanity plea to not guilty

By Deb Murphy Jury selection in the trial of Raymond Bencoma went into its third day today. As of this morning, Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy had no good estimate on when the trial will start. Bencoma faces multiple felony charges including assault on an office from an incident in late August. Monday’s jury […]

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Fatal OHV accident in Owens Valley

A 27-year-old Independence man was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Black Rock Springs Road. According to a California Highway Patrol report, the man was riding a 2006 Honda CRF 450 and collided with a 1989 Yamaha Banshee being driven by a 26-year-old Independence woman identified as A. McClelland with a 25-year-old Bishop woman […]

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