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Dawndee Rossy

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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Dawndee Rossy

Dawndee Rossy trial starts Monday

By Deb Murphy Nearly three years after her arrest on embezzlement charges, Dawndee Rossy will go to trial this Monday at the Independence Court House. Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy were arrested on 44 felony charges April 11, 2013 but opted to be tried separately. Dawndee Rossy, represented by David Evans, also waived her right to […]

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Bishop boy, 14, charged with felonies after collision injures juvenile passengers

A troubling accident occurred Tuesday night, with a 14-year-old Bishop boy being charged with Felony DUI among other felonies with five juvenile passengers also in the vehicle that rolled several times. The press release from the California Highway Patrol states: “On Jan. 19 at approximately 6:26 pm, a 14-year-old juvenile was driving a 2003 Buick […]

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New Bishop Police Chief Ted Stec

Ted Stec appointed Bishop Police Chief

City of Bishop press release Bishop City Council Appoints Ted Stec Chief of Police In the fall of 2015, the City of Bishop initiated a comprehensive search for a Chief of Police following the retirement of former Chief Chris Carter. The extremely successful recruitment process was facilitated by the Executive Search Firm, Ralph Andersen and […]

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Brandon Decker

Two arrested by Inyo County Sheriff’s Department

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release Last night at 9:00pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a domestic disturbance that took place approximately an hour earlier at the intersection of Winuba and Diaz (west of Bishop). According to an interview with the victim, she was assaulted at the intersection by Raymond Vidal Gutierrez a […]

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Fatality in fire in Dunmovin

By Deb Murphy The Olancha Volunteer Fire Department arson investigator will be working with the Inyo County Sheriff’s department in determining the cause of a house fire that resulted in a fatality on Ray Lane in Dunmovin on New Year’s Day. Dunmovin is approximately 12 miles south of Olancha. According to Olancha Fire Chief Steve […]

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Plane crash at Mammoth Yosemite Airport; one minor injury

Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Department Mammoth Lakes, CA – At approximately 12:35 PM on Thursday, December 3, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department received a call reporting an airplane down at the Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH). MLPD, along with Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Long Valley Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and airport […]

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Caltrans prepares for winter driving in Eastern Sierra

Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that experts are predicting a slight increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with about 47 million people traveling either by car or airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. In anticipation of holiday travel, and the predicted El Niño to deliver adverse weather […]

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MLPD warns of more extortion phone calls

Press release Mammoth Lakes – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department seeks to warn the public regarding the rise in kidnapping extortion phone calls. MLPD has received multiple reports that involves contact via telephone and demanding payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often convince […]

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Winter parking restrictions in effect in Mammoth Lakes

Press release from Mammoth Lakes Police Department Mammoth Lakes – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is reminding citizens that there are winter parking restrictions currently in effect. Per Mammoth Lakes Town Ordinance (MLTO) 10.12.100, there is no street parking from November 1 through April 30. This parking restriction is in effect and enforced, even if […]

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Arrests made in Bishop, Crowley Lake

Press release from Bishop Police Department Monday morning, Bishop Police Officers, with assistance from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Major Investigation and Narcotics Team (MINT), and the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office arrested Alfonso McCloud on a warrant charging attempted murder. McCloud is 24 years old and a resident of Santa Rosa, CA. The attempted […]

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