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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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Bencoma trial scheduled to begin today

Ray Bencoma’s trial on multiple charges including assault on an officer begins today in Independence. According to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy, most of Monday will be taken up with jury selection. Opening arguments should begin Tuesday. The Bishop resident has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that […]

 
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Donations welcome for Biehl family

The Eastern Sierra Peace Officers Association (ESPOA) was recently made aware of a family tragedy affecting one of our members. Retired Bishop California Highway Patrol Sergeant, Brian Biehl’s daughter suffered a massive heart attack and she is currently listed in critical condition at the University of Utah’s Cardiac Unit. While we are collectively sending thoughts […]

 
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Dawndee Rossy sentenced to 9 years, must pay over $1.5 million in restitution

Press release from Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy Former Inyo County Health & Human Services Integrated Caseworker Supervisor Dawndee Rossy was sentenced today to nine years in prison to be served at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ms. Rossy has been in custody at the Inyo County Jail since August 29, 2016, and […]

 
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Working together to stop distracted driving

Press release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD), as well as community partners and law enforcement agencies throughout the state, are working together to make the roads safer. The campaign aims […]

 
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‘Church of Fun’ – Burglary suspect arrested

MLPD press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Following the investigation into the burglary of a residence in Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department arrested 27-year-old Christopher Ryan Patrick on several charges. On April 3, 2017, an anonymous tip was reported to the Police Department regarding several individuals living in a home without permission on […]

 
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Update: Suspect in custody

UPDATE: Suspect was arrested Tuesday evening. Louis Mannatt, 40-year old man from Watsonville CA Burglary, vehicle theft, and carrying a concealed firearm Bail: $100,000 Press release The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Early this morning at approximately 2:45 am, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary at the Ranch […]

 
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Bishop woman arrested after stabbing

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release The Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an emergency 911 call last night at 7:15in reference to a neighbor dispute that escalated into a stabbing. According to the reporting party, who was also determined to be the suspect, an argument over personal property resulted in a male neighbor being stabbed […]

 
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Bishop PD investigating probable suicide

BPD press release On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at approximately 0807 hours, the Bishop Police Department received a 911 call from a business located on the 1100 block of N. Main Street, reporting a female inside a vehicle, who appeared to be in distress. Units from the Bishop Police Department, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department […]

 
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Bencoma pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

By Deb Murphy Ray Bencoma has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to felony charges including assault on an officer. His trial date has been set for April 10 in Independence, according to an e-mail from Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. According to Hardy, Bencoma will first be tried on […]

 
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