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Rick Dewey

Bishop resident arrested after standoff

From the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 4:40 am Saturday, Oct. 14, Inyo County Dispatch received notification of shots fired near See Vee Lane in the Bishop area. Deputies responded and were unable to locate anything suspicious. At 5:00am Dispatch received another report of shots fired and a power outage; deputies returned to the area […]

 
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Male subject sets motorhome on fire near Olancha

Inyo Sheriff’s Office news release Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification on Sunday at approximately 6:00pm received of a motorhome/brush fire west of Olancha at the base of the foothills. Members of Olancha Volunteer Fire Department, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire responded to the area and located a fire burning near a new motorhome.  […]

 
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Steven Ariaz

Two Bishop residents arrested on felony charges

Bishop Police Department news release On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 1:36 a.m., the Bishop Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 100 block of Whitney Alley. The victim was sitting in his parked vehicle when a male subject approached the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The suspect threatened […]

 
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MLPD: Car-seat safety event before move next week

Press releases Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department invites local families to a car seat safety check event at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (568 Old Mammoth Road) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMon Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, a national initiative which runs […]

 
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Amelia Markarian

Mammoth woman pleads not guilty to charges after fatal accident

News release from Mono County District Attorney’s office During the early evening of September 7th, defendant Amelia Markarian, age 65, of Mammoth Lakes, was driving northbound on Highway 395, just south of Highway 89 in Mono County. Due to her intoxication she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed over the solid yellow line […]

 
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Ray Bencoma

Bencoma found guilty of felony assault

Inyo County DA Office press release On September 6, 2017 an Inyo County Jury convicted Bishop-area resident Raymond Bencoma of four counts of felony assault with a firearm arising out of an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of August 26, 2016. Under California law, these charges are classified as serious felonies. Mr. […]

 
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Stabbing suspect sought by Mono Sheriff’s Department

News release Mono County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Convict Lake Marina for a report of a possible stabbing on the lakeshore trail. Following their initial investigation, deputies determined that two male subjects became involved in a physical altercation as a result of one of them throwing rocks towards the lake. During this physical altercation, one of the […]

 
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Bencoma trial goes to jury

By Deb Murphy Four months after a jury couldn’t reach consensus on assault charges against Raymond Bencoma, the District Attorney’s office started over again with a new jury. The case went to the jury today, Sept. 5. Bencoma faced multiple charges stemming from an incident in late August 2016 when he allegedly aimed a 45 […]

 
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CHP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Bishop

News release The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, on Friday, September 1, 2017 on US-395 at the southern city limits of Bishop,” Captain Timothy Noyes, Bishop Area Commander, said Monday. Sobriety checkpoints will be staffed by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired […]

 
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Vandalism suspect posts graffiti on social media

News release On the morning of Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Mono County employees discovered graffiti on the exterior wall of the bathrooms at the Bridgeport Ballfields. The vandalism covered an entire wall and had been committed after 4:30 pm on the day prior. At nearly the same time as the vandalism was reported, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office […]

 
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