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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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Mammoth man helps in hypothermia case

Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District press release There was an incident that occurred recently in Mammoth Lakes where a snow removal operator observed what appeared to resemble a body located under a dusting of new fallen snow and stopped to investigate.  What he found was an individual lying in a fetal position outside a local […]

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Two charged after accident on 395

CHP press release On March 10, 2016, at approximately 2:15 P.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers assigned to the CHP’s, Bridgeport Area, responded to a solo vehicle traffic collision on US 395 just north of State Route 167. The vehicle collided into a guardrail and then drove away from the scene.  The vehicle sustained moderate […]

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Crowley Lake man receives penalties for deer poaching

Press release from CDF&W California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers concluded an extensive deer poaching investigation out of Mono County, resulting in a guilty plea. Wildlife officers received several tips from legitimate hunters in Inyo and Mono Counties who reported suspected poaching activities from Gary John Watters, 56, of Crowley Lake. Between the […]

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Ex-BPD Chief Chris Carter exonerated on most allegations

The City of Bishop issued a press release Wednesday afternoon on the Bishop Police Department investigation into allegations against then and now former Police Chief Chris Carter. The release was signed by Bishop City attorney Ryan Jones. In part, the press release states, “The Final Report determined that all of the allegations against Councilman Joe Pecsi, […]

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Opening statements in Dawndee Rossy trial

By Deb Murphy Opening statements were made by the defense and prosecution in the Dawndee Rossy trial Monday morning, outlining what will be proven on the part of Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy and what won’t be proven according to defense attorney David Evans. Hardy talked of a “pattern of criminal behavior,” alleging that […]

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Stolen property, arrests in Keeler

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release On February 10th members of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in Keeler and discovered approximately $5,000 worth of stolen property. The following arrests were made: · Steven Zukaitus, 30-year old man from Keeler, arrested for: felony burglary, felony grand theft, felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor […]

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Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

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