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Fireworks prohibited in Mammoth Lakes; officials urge fire safety

– Press release from Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District All fireworks are prohibited in the Town of Mammoth Lakes, regardless if “safe and sane” or not.  In addition, personal use of fireworks is prohibited in the non-incorporated areas of Mono County, on the Inyo National Forest (INF), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Due […]

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Suspicious letter, powder delivered in June Lake

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call from a resident of June Lake regarding a suspicious letter that was received. A resident of the community of June Lake received a suspicious letter containing a white […]

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Inyo man convicted on felony charge

– From Inyo County District Attorney Bishop Area Resident Steven Bencoma Convicted on Felony Criminal Threats Charge On May 28, following a three day jury trial held in the Superior Court of California, County of Inyo, Bishop area resident Steven Bencoma was convicted of a felony charge of making criminal threats. After the jury verdict, […]

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News from Mono County Investigative Unit; phone scams target Mono

– Press releases The Mono County Investigative Unit, MCIU, is a joint task force that was formed in 2015. The Unit consist of law enforcement members from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. The Unit is located and operated out of the District […]

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Hoskin, Sept awarded ‘Law Enforcement Officer of the Year’

– Press release Thursday, May 21, 2015, the community of Bridgeport, and specifically, the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, recognized, honored and awarded two local law enforcement officers with the award of “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.” The recipients of this prestigious award went to Deputy Wes Hoskin, of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer […]

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MLPD responds to kidnapping, extortion scam

– Press release from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department On Tuesday May 19, 2015 Mammoth Lakes Police were contacted regarding a possible kidnapping. The reporting party, a local Mammoth Lakes resident, told police that he had just received a call on his cell phone. The suspect stated that he had kidnapped his son and would […]

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Big drug bust after routine traffic stop

– From a Bishop Police Department press release On May 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm, Bishop Police Officers conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven by suspect Julio Rangel. A passenger, Ramon Perez Figueroa, was also inside the vehicle at the time of the stop. The stop was at N. Main Street in Bishop, […]

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Capsized boaters rescued on Crowley Lake

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On Saturday, May 2, 2015, at approximately 2:45pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol received a call regarding a capsized boat near Sandy Point on Crowley Lake. Four fishermen from Southern California rented a fishing boat for a day of fishing on Crowley Lake. One of the men […]

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Fish and Wildlife checkpoint on Monday

– CDFW press release The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be conducting a wildlife checkpoint operation in in the Eastern Sierra in late April to promote safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations. CDFW wildlife officers will be conducting the inspection on westbound Highway 108, north of Bridgeport, on Monday, April […]

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Sobriety checkpoint in Inyo County this Saturday

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Area will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Inyo County. “All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers,” said Captain Timothy Noyes, Area Commander of the CHP’s Bishop Office. Officers will be contacting drivers passing […]

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