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Bencoma arraigned on several charges

Raymond Bencoma III was arraigned Thursday in Independence on cases involving an officer-involved shooting in August. According to Dee Shepherd, Inyo County Assistant District Attorney, Bencoma was arraigned on several charges, including: “MBCRF-16-60014: 4 counts of felony Penal Code section 245(d), assault on an officer; one count Penal Code section 29800, felon in possession of […]

 
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Two arrested in Bishop in connection with stolen vehicle

Bishop Police Department press release On Monday, September 19, 2016, at approximately 9:45 A.M., the Bishop Police Department received a call requesting assistance to the Denny’s Restaurant for a male and female couple refusing to pay their bill and arguing with staff. The primary officer soon met with the male suspect and learned the female […]

 
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Teri Wise passes away at 61

Teri Aileen Wise (aged 61) of Benton, California, passed away peacefully in her home on September 14th 2016, attended by her family. A native Californian, Teri moved to the Owens Valley in 1977 and while living in Lone Pine raised two kids, helped to build two homes and remodel another and enjoyed a variety of […]

 
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GBAPCD issues health advisory for smoke

Stage 2 Health Advisory Affected Communities: Mammoth Lakes Smoke Source: Owens River Fire Based on air pollution levels between 1:00 AM and 9:00 AM PDT on September 18, 2016 a Stage 2 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for Mammoth Lakes. Smoke is being seen throughout Mono and Inyo Counties. Other communities may be impacted throughout the day. Due to elevated particulate […]

 
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Bishop man arrested after shots fired

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 4:30pm Monday afternoon Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding shots heard at “Youth with a Mission” apartment/hotel complex on North Sierra Highway (outside of the town of Bishop). Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, along with Bishop Police Department, CHP, and Bishop Tribal Police responded. Bullet holes […]

 
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Inyo DA: Officer-involved shooting ‘lawful use of force’

Inyo County District Attorney press release Investigators from the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office have completed their initial investigation into the officer involved shooting involving Deputy Sheriff Ruben Bradley which occurred August 26, 2016 near Bishop. The purpose of the independent District Attorney investigation is to determine the lawfulness of the Deputy’s actions in using […]

 
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Remains found in burning vehicle

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 8:00pm Friday night Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a fire (visible from Highway 395) south of Manzanar Reward Mine. Responding agencies discovered a vehicle on an unpaved and remote road, later determined to be a late model convertible Ford Mustang, fully engulfed in flames. As […]

 
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Inyo DA, Bishop Paiute Tribe issue statements on shooting

From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy: Earlier today, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding an officer-involved shooting in the Bishop area. The case is currently being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and, separately, by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.  The District Attorney’s Office responsibility in these cases is […]

 
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Bar brawl, stabbing in Bishop

Bishop Police Department press release On August 20, 2016, at approximately 1:18 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Main St. on a reported bar fight involving twenty subjects, with one possibly stabbed. Officers met with the bouncer, who had confiscated a knife and pointed out the potential suspect as he was walking […]

 
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