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Updates: Passes, state fires, INF

PRESS RELEASES SEASONAL PASS UPDATE BISHOP — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is assessing the status of each of the Inyo/Mono seasonal passes for closing, winter closing, open or reopening. The passes have snow, rocks and debris removal work and possible repair that must be completed to ensure the traveling public’s safety prior to reopening. […]

 
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Command staff changes at Mono County Sheriff’s Department

Press release From Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun Undersheriff Michael Moriarty announced that he will be retiring from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office effective December 22, 2017. Undersheriff Moriarty will conclude a law enforcement career that has spanned over 30 years, from Pennsylvania to California. In his three years in Mono County, Undersheriff Moriarty shepherded […]

 
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Women arrested in Bishop

Bishop Police Department news release Tuesday, at about 2:30 PM, BPD received a call of a purse theft. The caller had left her purse unattended while shopping at a local grocery store. The purse contained a large amount of cash inside a bank envelope. BPD had observed a known, local, female probationer in the area […]

 
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Chris Fire forces full closure of US 395 north of Bridgeport

Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres Bridgeport, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 – The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route […]

 
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Stiff sentence handed down in Bencoma case

News release from Inyo County Attorney’s office Raymond Bencoma was sentenced today by the Inyo County Superior Court to 141 years, 4 months to Life  in prison.  The Honorable Brian J. Lamb ordered the sentence after today’s hearing.  Mr. Bencoma will be transferred to the reception center of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]

 
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Bishop resident arrested after standoff

From the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 4:40 am Saturday, Oct. 14, Inyo County Dispatch received notification of shots fired near See Vee Lane in the Bishop area. Deputies responded and were unable to locate anything suspicious. At 5:00am Dispatch received another report of shots fired and a power outage; deputies returned to the area […]

 
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Male subject sets motorhome on fire near Olancha

Inyo Sheriff’s Office news release Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification on Sunday at approximately 6:00pm received of a motorhome/brush fire west of Olancha at the base of the foothills. Members of Olancha Volunteer Fire Department, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire responded to the area and located a fire burning near a new motorhome.  […]

 
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Two Bishop residents arrested on felony charges

Bishop Police Department news release On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 1:36 a.m., the Bishop Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 100 block of Whitney Alley. The victim was sitting in his parked vehicle when a male subject approached the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The suspect threatened […]

 
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MLPD: Car-seat safety event before move next week

Press releases Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department invites local families to a car seat safety check event at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (568 Old Mammoth Road) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMon Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, a national initiative which runs […]

 
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Mammoth woman pleads not guilty to charges after fatal accident

News release from Mono County District Attorney’s office During the early evening of September 7th, defendant Amelia Markarian, age 65, of Mammoth Lakes, was driving northbound on Highway 395, just south of Highway 89 in Mono County. Due to her intoxication she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed over the solid yellow line […]

 
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Bencoma found guilty of felony assault

Inyo County DA Office press release On September 6, 2017 an Inyo County Jury convicted Bishop-area resident Raymond Bencoma of four counts of felony assault with a firearm arising out of an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of August 26, 2016. Under California law, these charges are classified as serious felonies. Mr. […]

 
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