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Marijuana eradication in Mono, Inyo counties

Mono County District Attorney’s Office press release On June 1, 2015 the Mono County DA’s Office conducted flight operations in accordance with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s marijuana eradication program.  The purpose of the program is to locate large scale outdoor marijuana grows on public lands within Mono County. These flight operations resulted in the detection […]

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Inyo Sheriff

Stabbing in Big Pine; subjects sought

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release Last night at approximately 10:40pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an emergency call requesting an ambulance on Watson Street in Big Pine due to a stabbing. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and determined that one male subject had been stabbed; the victim was unresponsive and was immediately transported to […]

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Drones, other problems at Walker Fire

Mono County Sheriff press releases Drones are becoming an increasingly popular recreational activity on forest land and throughout the country. However, drones flying near wildland fires pose a serious and immediate threat to the safety of aircraft crews involved in fire response. Individuals and organizations that fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly referred to […]

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Seattle woman dies in fall at Jigsaw Pass

– Information from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office On August 5th at about 5:20pm, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified through CalOES of a SPOT device activation near Jigsaw Pass. The activation was followed by a message asking for a helicopter for an immediate evacuation due to an injury. A short time later another message […]

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Mono SAR aids hiker at Shamrock Lake

– Press release On Monday, August 3, 2015, at approximately 10:20am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding an ill hiker at Shamrock Lake. A female hiker, age 52, of Ventura, California, and her family came to the Eastern Sierra for vacation. The family hiked to Shamrock Lake for an overnight […]

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Mono Sheriff’s office implements Citizen RIMS

Today, the public is used to being able to look up just about anything on the internet and that certainly includes “government” information, including law enforcement information. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Sun Ridge Systems, has implemented Citizen RIMS. Citizen RIMS make selected crime data available to the public via: The […]

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Mono Search and Rescue answers calls

– Press releases On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding an injured hiker along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). A female hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail, at Lake Harriet, approximately 18 miles east of Bridgeport, called for help using a satellite phone.  She had sustained an […]

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Inyo Sheriff

Bishop residents wanted on felony warrants

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two ARMED AND DANGEROUS men with felony warrants. *Felis Luis Landa Jr. (27 year old male from Bishop, CA). Landa has two felony warrants – one warrant is for assault with a deadly weapon, the other is for possession of controlled substance. […]

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Bishop Police Chief Carter to retire

By Deb Murphy Bishop Police Department Chief Chris Carter made it official at Monday’s City Council meeting: he’s going to retire at the end of September. “It’s something I’ve been contemplating for a while,” Carter said in a phone interview. The timing of the announcement, two and a half months before his official exit, was […]

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Mission Viejo man arrested for assault in June Lake

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On the morning of Sunday, July 5, 2015, at approximately 8:35am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible assault with a firearm that occurred the previous night in the June Lake area. On the evening of Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately10:00pm, […]

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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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