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Mono SAR helps climber at Saw Tooth

- Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the afternoon of Friday, August 15th, 2014, at approximately 12:55pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a ridge in the Saw Tooth Range near Bridgeport. Two climbers were attempting to climb a ridge in the Saw Tooth Range near Bridgeport. During their […]

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Caution alert: School is starting

- Bishop Police Department press release On Monday August 18, 2014 the Bishop Unified Schools will be headed back into the classrooms for the 2014/2015 school year. The Bishop Police Department would like to remind the public of this upcoming event and for drivers; parents; and students to be safe when around the school zones. […]

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Mono SAR aids ultra-marathoners

- Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the evening of Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at approximately 6:00 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification that a SPOT device had been activated on the PCT Trail near Upper Piute Meadows. Two ultra-marathon runners were attempting to run from Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass in 24 hours. […]

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Four arrested after standoff

  – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Wednesday, at about 6:00 PM during routine patrol, an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy and Tribal Police Officer spotted Ray Bencoma, a 39-year old man from Bishop, who is wanted in two prior domestic violence incidents. Once Bencoma realized he had been seen, he darted into a residence in […]

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Rescue in Lundy Canyon

- Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the afternoon of Monday, July 28th, 2014, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two stranded hikers in the Lundy Canyon area. To access a family mining claim on steep and rocky slopes above Mill Creek, two brothers, from Utah and Nevada, […]

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US 395 re-opened after spill

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 7:45 PM the scene on United States Highway (US)-395 was rendered safe by emergency crews after being closed due to an earlier incident that involved a hazardous material spill from a commercial motor vehicle.  At approximately 8:30 PM US-395 opened to through traffic.       UPDATE: 6PM Saturday:   The purpose of this […]

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Results from Mono County DUI checkpoint

- CHP press release On Friday evening, July 11, 2014, the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Bridgeport Area conducted its previously announced Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint.  The checkpoint location was US 395 at Hackney Drive, Walker, California.  Between 5:50 PM and 10:45 PM, 591 drivers entered the checkpoint where officers briefly spoke with them to determine […]

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CHP news: Checkpoint, accident

- CHP press releases The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area has scheduled a sobriety checkpoint for Friday, July 11, 2014, in Mono County.  Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The purpose of a sobriety checkpoint is to deter […]

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Denver arrested in Bishop on felony charges

  – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Monday afternoon, July 7th, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300-block of South Pa Ha Lane in Bishop to contact Raymond Denver, a 42-year old man, who was wanted for kidnapping, vandalism and battery. As the Sheriff’s Deputy and Tribal Police were approaching Denver, an […]

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High-speed chase ends in arrest

- CHP press release On Sunday, July, 6, 2014, at approximately 8:03 P.M., a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer assigned to the CHP Mammoth Lakes Resident Post paired with a CHP sergeant, observed a red sport motorcycle traveling southbound on US-395 at Mammoth Yosemite Airport well in excess of 100 miles per hour (MPH). The officer […]

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Rescue, accident in Mono County

Mono County Sheriff’s press release On the afternoon of Saturday, June 21, 2014, at approximately 3:10 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a mutual aid request from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office for a stranded backpacker at the Mono County/Tuolumne County line. While on a three-day backpacking trip, a female backpacker slid down […]

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