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Chalfant man now charged with first-degree murder

By Deb Murphy Paul Harris, the 75-year old Chalfant man arrested in the death of his wife Lee, will be in Bridgeport Court today for a status conference. According to prosecutor David Anderson, the initial charge was voluntary manslaughter, but as of late last week, Harris will be facing first degree murder charges. Anderson would […]

 
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Bishop police identify deceased persons

Bishop Police Department press release BPD is offering the following update as it attempts to strike the appropriate balance between public notification and compassion for the decedents’ family and friends: The decedents have been identified as Dan and Dee Dean, a married couple who resided in Bishop for many years. The couple was experiencing marital problems with divorce papers having been […]

 
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Two people found deceased in Bishop

Press release The Bishop Police Department responded to the 400 block of Hammond St. Tuesday regarding two deceased people found inside their residence. The preliminary investigation tends to show a strained relationship between husband and wife that, sadly, ended in tragedy. To maintain the integrity of the on-going investigation and with the utmost respect for […]

 
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Bishop doctor arrested on sexual battery charge

Bishop Police Department press release Crime/Offense : Sexual Battery arrest – PC 243.4(c) Monday afternoon, Ashvin Pandya of Bishop was taken into custody at his Bishop area office without incident. He was subsequently booked into the county jail. The arrest followed an investigation in which the adult victim had alleged the sexual battery. Information jointly developed by […]

 
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Dawndee Rossy trial continued to June 10

By Deb Murphy The judge in the marathon embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy granted the defense’s request for time to respond to his tentative rulings during Friday’s brief court session. The defense now has until June 10 to respond; the prosecution has until June 17 to respond to the defense’s response. Additional arguments may be […]

 
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Updates from Mono County Sheriff’s Office

Press releases from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office The Mono County Sheriff’s Office experienced substantial fiscal reductions to its budget due to the economic downturn of recent years. Our budget for this fiscal year (15/16) is two-thirds of what it was just five years ago. Four Deputy Sheriff vacant positions were “frozen” in the last fiscal year […]

 
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New Lt. Joshua Ellsworth joins Bishop PD

Press release The Bishop Police Department recently held an open and competitive recruitment for the open position of Police Lieutenant. Applications were received from candidates statewide. After a lengthy process, Sergeant Joshua Ellsworth with the Beaumont Police Department was selected for the position. Lieutenant Ellsworth, a veteran of the United States Army Reserve’s, began his […]

 
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Bishop PD joining national distracted-driving campaign

Press release from Bishop Police Department Distracted driving is such an important safety issue that April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, Police, Sheriff and CHP officials are joining the Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as well as […]

 
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Two arrested by Bishop Police Department

BPD press release On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at approximately 6:30 PM units from the Bishop Police Department conducted a probation search at a residence located in the 300 block of Clark Street. At the residence, Bishop Police Officers made contact with Alberto Verdugo Flores, a 32 year old Bishop resident. During search of the […]

 
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Update on court cases

The sentencing of Sally Symons has been pushed back to April 4. The former Chief Executive Officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds pled guilty to misappropriation of government funds and is facing restitution of $9,860, up to 270 days in County jail and five years of probation. According to District Attorney Tom Hardy, the probation report […]

 
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