Mono County Sheriff: Arrests for drugs, DUI, firearms


Ricardo Galicia-Osuna

Ricardo Galicia-Osuna

Over the course of the last week, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office has been busy handling a wide range of calls to keep the residents and visitors of Mono County safe.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the town of Walker for speed.  Upon contacting the subjects in the vehicle,

Abigail Bateman

Abigail Bateman

and a subsequent investigation, one subject, Mr. Ricardo Galicia-Osuna, age 19, of South Lake Tahoe, CA, was placed under arrest for possession of cocaine and other various charges.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling inbound on Highway 203 from Highway 395, near the town of Mammoth Lakes, for several traffic violations.  Upon contacting the subjects in the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, one subject, Ms. Abigail Bateman, age 23, of San Diego, CA, was placed under arrest for possession of cocaine, possession of prescription narcotics without a prescription and other various charges.

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, patrol deputies, along with the California Highway Patrol, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Highway

Dillon Prieto

Dillon Prieto

395 and Highway 203 for illegal window tinting.  Upon contacting the driver of the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, the driver, Mr. Dillon Prieto, age 20, of Murrieta, CA, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

Andrea Francis

Andrea Francis

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 395 and Highway 203 for non-functioning vehicle lighting.  Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, both occupants, Ms. Andrea Francis, age 34, and Mr. Demorio Williams, age 40, both residents of Reno, NV, were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, and other various charges.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at approximately 6:15 am, patrol deputies responded to a capsized vessel in June Lake.  Mr. James Boyd, age 50, of Mount Baldy, CA, had just rented a boat from the Big Rock Marina and inadvertently fell out of the boat into the lake, and then, overturned the boat completely trying to climb back into it.  The boat was saved, all loose tackle and other items were lost to the bottom of the lake, and Mr. Boyd did not sustain any injuries.

Demorio Williams

Demorio Williams

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the McGee Creek Caltrans Station for speed.  Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the driver Mr. Mario Salazar, age 32, of Bishop, CA,  was arrested for driving under the influence,

Mario Salazar

Mario Salazar

and the passenger, Mr. Alex Lujano, age 32, of Bishop, CA, was arrested for violating his parole terms.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at approximately 4:15 am, MONET and Mono County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Paramedics, concluded a narcotics investigation at the Motel 6 in Mammoth Lakes.  Two subjects, Mr.  Jesse Lovell, age 20, and Ms. Kirea Lovell, age 22, both of Anaheim, CA, were arrested for possession and possession for sales of methamphetamine and heroin, and numerous other charges.

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, patrol deputies responded to Bridgeport for a report of a grand theft.  Throughout an investigation, a possible suspect was identified as well as the vehicle.  It was believed that the suspect was also possibly armed with a handgun.  Shortly after gathering this information, the suspect’s vehicle was seen in Bridgeport and a high risk traffic stop was conducted.  The driver was identified as Mr. Paul

Alex Lujano

Alex Lujano

Harlow, age 37, of Fernly, NV, and the victims positively identified him as the suspect they believed had committed the crime.  Through

Jesse Lovell

Jesse Lovell

further investigation, the stolen items were recovered (fishing gear, cell phones, etc.) from the suspect’s vehicle.  A loaded .357 handgun was also recovered from the vehicle.  During the investigation, a second victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office and ultimately identified his stolen property that was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.  Mr. Harlow was arrested for grand theft, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of narcotics, and other charges.

Kirea Lovell

Kirea Lovell

Throughout the course of the past week, Mono County deputies also arrested (5) individuals for various warrant charges, our (3) patrol boats had numerous contacts on the water, and our deputies handled (1) Coroner investigation in the Walker area of a local resident whom appears to be of natural causes.

Paul Harlow

Paul Harlow




, , , , ,

76 Responses to Mono County Sheriff: Arrests for drugs, DUI, firearms

  1. sierragrl April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    funny how all but one of the traffic stops was of people of color. How sad that I think that is probably not a coincidence.

    • Mark April 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      I’m sure it has nothing to do with it. These people were pulled over for simple vehicle code violations.

      I’m sure others were pulled over for the same vehicle code violations cited and released because they gave officers no reason to search their vehicles.

      It’s as simple as everyone else cited and sent on their way were smarter then those pictured above. I sure didn’t tell them to break the vehicle code.

    • Steve April 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      Oh here comes the race card, forget about the crimes committed, just use race as an excuse. BTW, looking at the photos there are 4 Whites, 5 hispanic and 1 black. Looks pretty even to me.

      • Mark April 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

        The common factor among those pictured isn’t race

        It’s stupidity, and it comes in all colors.

    • Sean April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      Sierralgrl, if you look more closely at the pictures/names and compare it to census data you see your accusation of racism is BS. I hope the bad guys the cops didn’t catch break into your house.

      • Big AL April 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

        No Sean I don’t wish that on her .. but yeah .. it is bs to throw the race card out, especially as it is pointed out .. the race cards were pretty even.

        It is just the fashion now days to throw the race card out, most of the time, it is to discredit someone or something.

      • J-Frog May 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

        I am disgusted with this sean character! Your telling us the cops catch all the bad guys and that is why I haven’t had a break into my house? That is such a messed up thing to say to anyone and I hope you have no authority over anybody because I don’t feel you really care about others. In most places when somebody has a intruder in their home the only one to save them is themselves, since sometimes cops just can’t get their in time.
        Don’t get me wrong I believe in Law enforcement, But I don’t have to agree with this broken system. A broken system that is held in place by corrupt monetary system with the wrong incentive structure!
        Like Trouble said Keep “blowing them kisses”

        • Big AL May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

          LOL Jerry, can you imagine not having cops at all .. yeah sure .. there are some characters out there who shouldn’t be wearing a badge, not even as a mall cop. But if we didn’t have some sort of order, it would be a free for all .. yeah the system is pretty messed up. But it also still does some good, with the right people.

          • J-Frog May 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

            So sweet! We are on the same page, “The System Is Messed UP” So don’t mind If I target the pillars and rafters that hold up the system. I am far from the type that thinks we can police ourselves, that’s what I mean when I say I do believe in law enforcement. Not everybody has the same birth circumstance and not everybody has the same amount of resources to provide for their needs (I don’t believe in socialism either), Its not so Black and White across the board and Blanket statements that come from the fundamentalists don’t offer consideration to those in a different circumstance.
            What am I really trying to say? I am trying to say their has to be a better way to give the generations after us more of a secure future that offers the same chance and opportunity’s that we all take for granted. I am 28 and I was born into so many technological advances that My generation and beyond is becoming further and further from being able to survive without all these new precedents that are in place.
            But of course, Regardless of how logical clear new ideas may seem, the public still remains on average, tremendous fear of any form of social change, due to the propaganda and indoctrination that has been pushed upon them by the established powers, Which of course prefer to maintain their power. These institutions range from religious organizations, to government to business.
            Not only is the establishment in the way of progress but the American people as well can be another hurdle to cross before we can get some real progress paved.
            Yes of course there is real good that come’s out of law enforcement, yes the less drugs and less criminals on the street is always a good thing. But the outcome of all these efforts are doing anything but. . .
            Yes I have been quite Froggish lately, on that note I am gonna leave it on the reference since it is a answer to the corruptive influence money has on all that makes the system tick. I am confident you will hear about on other source other then this website. Eventually!

    • Dingo May 1, 2013 at 11:46 am #

      sierraglr, only dopes use dope. What’s funny is that these dopes gave law enforcement a reason to pull them over.

  2. Wayne Deja April 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    WOW,that’s a lot of arrests,and mug shots in one week…..enough to field a baseball team…plus a pinch-hitter if needed…GOOD JOB Mono County Law Enforcement……Lots of dope,and unsafe drivers off the streets….

    • briankeller April 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Sierra girl you nothing of what you run your mouth about.

  3. Mark April 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I love how something as simple as tinted windows, speeding, and non operating lighting gives LEO’s the oppertunity to make arrests for drugs.

    I guess dopers aren’t smart enough fix car lights, avoid speeding, and remove illegal tint when they’re up to no good.

    good job law enforcement!

  4. Mr. NRA April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    When to do we ever get to hear the Rest of the Stories about the Cause of Deaths on the Jarvis Kid and those two who died on the Rez? I am sure the Toxicology Reports are out by now?

    • Benett Kessler April 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

      I’m working on it. Stay tuned.

      • Steve April 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

        Please keep us up to date. I look forward to hearing about the results.

  5. Desert Tortoise April 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    No mention of how much alcohol was involved in the capsized boat incident 🙂 I can picture the whole thing, straght out of Laurel and Hardy.

    • esfotoguy May 2, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      I happen to know they guy who capsized…No alcohol.He doesnt drink. Hes a large guy who got in the boat in a wrong way and it flipped on him. It happens all the time just not on opener day so its not reported. Nice assumption though.

      • Reality Check May 3, 2013 at 9:32 am #

        There you go esfotogguy, confusing poor Desert Tortoise with the actual facts!

  6. Trouble April 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    It just goes to show how well Mono’s speed traps really works. Plus I think sierra girl is more right than wrong. Proving it is a different story.

  7. Tourbillon April 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    The “speed bumps” tell the tale. I will never understand the attraction of ingesting a synthetic chemical that ruins your skin, rots your teeth, makes you feel like hell on the downside, and eventually eats your mind and leaves you homeless or in prison. The polar opposite of “cool”.

  8. J-Frog April 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I hope you all are entertained by this, because that is all that we the people get out of this. It’s not like any of these efforts are making any kind of difference to the root problems, for instance people are more likely to use drugs now then when the drug war started, not to mention everything has become more potent and easier to make. . .But sure keep applauding this anti-society protocol.
    We live in a illusion of freedom!

  9. Not surprised April 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Funny, a few months after Craig Nelson’s article comes out! Discussing how deputies were ordered not to conduct traffic stops! Now for the first time in over a decade the sheriffs department releases this article? Looks like damage control to me! How’s that public relations thing working out for you sheriff?

  10. Unleashed April 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Clearly the new administration took the leash off of the deputies and they are now allowed to be proactive and go out and do police work. I am betting hiring three proactive officers from MLPD also had something to do with it.

  11. Sean April 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Great arrests guys. Please keep up the good work and please ignore the stupid comments from the Adam Henry keyboard commandos who couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag.

    • Trouble May 1, 2013 at 5:23 am #

      Our local police heads are big enough without you blowing them kisses.

    • J-Frog May 1, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Yeah that’s a sad scene if a officer actually gets his cage rattled by a blogging site!

  12. Neoconservatives and race May 1, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Perhaps the biggest reason modern-day conservatives are thought of as racists is their opposition to affirmative action programs, hate crime legislation and quotas.

    Liberals believe that if special attention is devoted to “protecting” members of a particular race from racial inequality, racial harmony will ensue. Conservatives believe this to be flawed reasoning, and contend that if special attention, in the way of opportunities and services, are showered upon people of a specific ethnicity, those not belonging to that ethnic community will feel a natural resentment.

    Who said the following:

    “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

    “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

    “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”

    [To an African American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”

    “We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.”

    That’s right. None other than the Neoconservative hero, and utterly hilarious talk-radio kingpin – Rush Limbaugh

    • Charles O. Jones May 1, 2013 at 9:29 am #

      With all due respect, who are you to tell us what “Liberals believe” and what “Conservatives believe”? You are just regurgitating tired stereotypes.

      I and liberal on many issues and conservative on others, yet I disagree with most of what you’ve written.

      And Rush Limbaugh is a joke to most rational – conservatives included. Hero? you give him far too much credit.

      • A most disturbing fact May 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

        Dear Charles O. Jones –
        Perhaps your anger should be directed toward the source of information -Wikipedia (politically neutral and non-commercial info source)

        Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject:

        In the United States radio listenership is gauged by Arbitron and others for both commercial radio and public radio.Arbitron and similar services provide estimates by regional market and by standard daypart, but does not compile nationwide information by host. Because there are significant gaps in Arbitron’s coverage in rural areas, and because there are only a few markets where Arbitron’s proprietary data can be compared against competing ratings measurers, there is a great deal of estimation and interpolation when attempting to compile a list of the most-listened-to radio programs in the United States.

        Talkers Magazine, a trade publication focusing on talk radio, compiles a list of the most-listened-to commercial long-form talk shows in the United States, based primarily on Arbitron data and estimated to the nearest 250,000 listeners. In addition to Talkers’ independent analyses, radio companies of all formats include estimates of audience in news releases. The nature of news releases allows radio companies to inflate their listener totals by obscuring the difference between listeners at any given time, cumulative listenership over a time frame, and potential audience.

        The total listenership for terrestrial radio in the year 2005 was 230 million. Sirius XM Radio has a base of 18.5 million subscribers as of 2009. American Top 40 attracts over 20 million listeners per week.Rush Limbaugh’s show has been the number one commercial talk show since at least 1991 when record keeping began.

        The fact that Limbaugh’s show panders to the far-right in our country (you know… the Glenn Becks who have recently accused the Obama administration
        of covering up details of the Boston terrorist bombings) in such gigantic numbers is … um … disturbing to say the least.

        And when Conservative Limbaugh is quoted you get … “Nobody listens to (or believes) Rush Limbaugh.”

        You can see why Homeland Security is watching the far-right closely.

        • Desert Tortoise May 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

          Wikipedia as a reliable source of information? I hope you are aware that the information in there comes from anyone and everyone. There is no peer review, no bibliography, no independently auditable data sources, no guarantee that anything in Wikipedia is even half way truthful. You need to do a lot better than that.

          • Thanks, but no thanks. May 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

            Thank you kindly Tortoise,
            but I think I’d rather view Wikipedia as a viable source rather than .. ahem … you or talk-radio.

    • Big AL May 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Yeah I agree Dr. he is a horses ass .. some people see him as a hero .. some don’t. But I love how some seem to feel the need to call attention to it over and over and over.

      All of what you quoted … those one liners … all that does it froth up all of the sides. In order to get past it. we need to let it go, and not dredge it up and stack it up to stink.

      It sounds just like the same garbage you detest about that guy, put out there in the same fashion.

      Sorry Tourbillon, I just had to say it.

  13. Mark May 1, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    The last time I was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in Bishop the officer let me go with a warning AND THANKED ME for owning up to my violation.

    The officer was so professional he absolutely left me in shock with my mouth hanging open.

    He also came across like he really enjoyed his job.

    • Big AL May 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Yeah … there are good cops Mark. And if you’re honest with them .. a lot of times they will give you a warning.

    • Dee May 2, 2013 at 8:05 am #

      Same for me, but I was clearly speeding well over the limit.
      I got a lecture and that lecture and warning has me driving slower and with more care. The BPD officer was very professional and left me thinking about being more careful for others on the road.

  14. J-Frog May 1, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    So how many off duty officers get let off when they are just out and about having fun fishing and consuming beverages like most? Oh right I forgot, that doesn’t happen around these parts. . . .

    • Big AL May 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

      There you go with the negative vibes Moriarty! Of course that happens at times around here and every where else. what’s the point. C’mon brother focus on the good.

      • J-Frog May 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

        My point is how hypocritical some of these laws can be when enforced by those who do no better, and the way some pick and choose based on the core of ones heart. I try to focus on the good but lately I have had no real sheds of light in this dark time!

        • Constitution USA on PBS May 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

          Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.

          The four-part series, CONSTITUTION USA, premieres May 7 at 9 p.m. EDT

          • Big AL May 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

            Sounds interesting DR.

        • Big AL May 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

          Jerry, Yeah I totally get it about it being hypocritical at times, but it isn’t always. You know I always give ya something to think about in a positive way.

          here’s always light around, the darkness will not over take the light. Just the fact that we are seeing people talking about good encounters with law enforcement, is good. Not just negative stuff there eh?

  15. Charles O. Jones May 1, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Thanks to local law enforcement for doing their jobs.

    If more arrests were made public, like in this article, perhaps it would act as an added deterrent for would-be criminals.

    Good job Sierra Wave.

  16. ferdinandlopez May 1, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    were gonna need a bigger jail

    • Big AL May 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Build it at the old Sheriff’s sub station.

  17. J-Frog May 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Yeah It’s too bad there is no “War on Homelessness” or a “War on Injustice” But of course there is no money to be made in those wars. And please explain to me why you would want to conserve the current system beside your own self preservation?

  18. Trouble May 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Thirty Thousand a year to lock them up, times 10. Still think we’re winning the war on drugs? My kids need new school books!!!

    • Wayne Deja May 2, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Trouble…So your answer to the drug problem is what?…just turn our backs on it,legalize it all,and hope for the best ?…Some of these people pictured here were caught with a LOT more than just a little bag of weed.They (allegedly) had coke,pills…and the things that go along with dope dealers….a loaded weapon,stolen property,driving under the influence,and various other charges.That’s why we can’t turn our backs to the war on drugs…the things that go along with dealing dope…and putting innocent people at risk.

      • J-Frog May 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

        Oh please! To you its “just a bag of weed” so why support the criminalization of that specific substance when we know how minor it is compared to some of the legals? why continue to waste the resources on that when the resources could be used for the more serious stuff that you agree to? Okay anybody that is a keeper of the status qou is part of the problem in my book.

        • Wayne Deja May 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

          J Frog……For the simple fact,in most cases….such as some of these arrests show,when your dealing weed,your dealing other,more dangerous drugs along with the weed.If you can sit around the house all day making big money dealing pot,many think why not deal the other stuff too….and make even more tax free money ?…Throughout our lives,we’ve ALL known drug users and dealers….some of us even used to be involved in that culture.We ALL know if your dealing dope,your dealing different kinds of dope…in most cases…and in most cases,it also involves firearms,stolen property,and other things you get for payment from some…just the way it is….

          • Big AL May 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

            No Wayne, it isn’t necessarily so that if you are dealing weed, you’re dealing other drugs, yeah a fair amount of the time, people stick to one item to sell .. and people who usually sell weed, stick to weed alone.

            Some people multi task for ya lol. They sell more items that one thing .. some dealers only sell coke and or crack, but not weed. It’s just what people are into I guess.

          • J-Frizzle May 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

            Well Wayne as long as it is criminalized, for the dealer, it will always be ‘right hand reefer, left hand (whatever else people will buy on the street)’.
            I don’t even want to get into the benefits of hemp, I get to fired up. (The unstimulating hemp)

      • Legalize it. Tax it. Cultivate it. Live with it. May 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

        @ Wayne DeJa –

        Well, we all know how successful Prohibition (the war on the demon rum) was.

        • The failure of Prohibition May 3, 2013 at 6:03 am #

          Prohibition was instituted with ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on January 16, 1919, which prohibited the “…manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States…” Congress passed the “Volstead Act” on October 28, 1919, which created a laughably undermanned and underfunded agency called the Prohibition Bureau, which at its height had no more than 3,000 agents to cover all of the Chicagoland area, but most large cities were uninterested in enforcing the legislation, leaving an understaffed federal service to go after bootleggers. Although alcohol consumption did decline as a whole, there was a rise in alcohol consumption in many cities along with significant increases in organized crime related to its production and distribution.

          The sale of alcohol was illegal, but alcoholic drinks were still widely available. People also kept private bars to serve their guests. Large quantities of alcohol were smuggled in from Canada, overland, by sea along both ocean coasts, and via the Great Lakes. The government cracked down on alcohol consumption on land within the U.S. It was a different story on the water where vessels outside the 3 mile limit were exempt. Legal and illegal home brewing was popular during Prohibition. “Malt and hop” stores popped up across the country and some former breweries turned to selling malt extract syrup, ostensibly for baking and “beverage” purposes.

          Prohibition became increasingly unpopular during the Great Depression. The repeal movement was started by a wealthy Republican, Pauline Sabin, who said that prohibition should be repealed because it made the US a nation of hypocrites and undermined its respect for the rule of law. Her fellow Republicans were put in office by the “drys” and, even though they eagerly partook in consumption of alcoholic beverages at her parties, in public they presented themselves as opposing the repeal of prohibition, lest they be thrown out of office by the dry voting blocks. This hypocrisy and the fact that women led the prohibition movement convinced her to start the organization that eventually led to the repeal of prohibition.

      • Trouble May 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

        wayne- yes!!

  19. getreal May 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Just a heads up. The Lovell brother and sister duo have resided in the Bishop area for years. Kirea worked with the elderly in home health care and Im not too sure about Jesse. He was just known to me as a big time party goer.

    • Wayne Deja May 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Ain’t that great….If what you say is true, the girl was taking care of elderly people…in their homes….and (allegedly) dealing,and using meth and heroin.Got to wonder what the people employing her to do so,what they were thinking,and seeing.Just from her mugshot,I wouldn’t be hiring her to take care of any of my elderly relatives…things going on there that’s plain as the nose on your face !!

      • Big AL May 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

        Wayne, how do you know for sure … she was not doing a good job for the people she looked after? .. It could be that she took good care of them .. doesn’t mean she was doing her work with them high on crack or coke, who knows?

        That is just an assumption on your part, you could be right, but you have to give the benefit of the doubt.

        • Mark May 3, 2013 at 7:43 am #

          I never met a meth head that didn’t steal at every oppertunity

        • Reality Check May 3, 2013 at 9:25 am #

          Good assumption Wayne. Tweekers can’t even take care of their own health. If they cared about people’s well being, they would not deal drugs.

          • J-Frog May 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

            I agree with that Reality,
            Drug user’s come in all types and all walks of life. which is one of the reason why I can’t support the current laws where the stats are so disproportional to the reality of drug user’s, its a prime reflection of racism in our history, and did you know what the first drug law was? it was against Opium, specifically targeting the Chinese railroad workers, but come to find out middle age white woman were the main consumers of Opium so the laws formed to how the Chinese used it, So smoking Opium was pretty mush the first outlawed drug use (targeted to the Chinese immigrant railroad worker).
            The drug war is just more to add to the history of racism in America. The national statistics prove it. Now whether that contradicts your own personal beliefs is the answer to how you may react to facts.

  20. salblaster May 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    i drove to burbank this morning and as i was entering san fernando i notice a sherriffs car coming up fast behind me with no lights on and he crosses the double yellow into the car pool lane and passes me pretty fast, i notice he’s a santa monica sherriff clearly off his home turf. then i see a chp motorcycle cop about 4 carlengths behind us comin up fast with no lights on and i’m thinkin ya get that guy for crossin the double yellow, but no the chp does the same thing crossing into the carpool lane, passes me , then crosses back out of the car pool lane passing the sherriff and zooms off down the freeway. now i’m not trying to bash law enforcement, i just found it funny that i was rooting for the chipy to pull over the sherriff. wonder if thats ever happened.

    • Desert Tortoise May 2, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      And you are certain they weren’t both rolling on the same call?

    • Mark May 2, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      I can top that. I observed an L.A. County paramedic vehicle side swip a vehicle going the other direction and the paramedic didn’t even stop. I stopped ask the lady if she was ok, her mirror was torn off and her side window broken. I then chased down the paramedic and caught him at the station.

      I said you just hit that lady and didn’t stop. He replied I know I was going to tell my captain.

      It was clearly hit and run. No charges were filed. If it was any of us private citizens we would have gone to jail for hit and run.

      The lady’s lawyer called me and wanted me as a witness. They were asking for several million dollars. I told the lawyer the lady wasn’t hurt so millions is out of the question and if he wanted me as a witness I’d be a hostile one. never heard from them again.

    • Charles O. Jones May 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Santa Monica is not served by the Sheriff’s Department. Could the car have been marked “Santa Clarita”? They are served by the Sheriffs and could have easily been in that area on a call.

      • Desert Tortoise May 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

        Good catch.

  21. esfotoguy May 2, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    After living up here for 13 yrs, I have noticed that CHP and MCSD are the worst drivers in stormy conditions…Funny because every December they flood the June Mountain Parking lot w/ water to create ice and they train on it all day….and that is their experience on ice? According to the spokesperson from the CHP, its the first time some of them have ever driven in winter conditions..I stay clear when I see them on 395 in a storm.

  22. Trouble May 2, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Maybe O.J. broke out .

  23. SierraFan May 2, 2013 at 7:57 am #


    I think they call that “The Badge Pass”. I’ve seen it where the fire department and cops alike turn their lights on for a few seconds just to pass traffic then turn the lights off and go about normal driving.

    • Sierra Fan May 3, 2013 at 6:01 am #

      My friend and I have a terrible case of pension envy!

  24. ferdinand lopez May 2, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    your kids wont need any books if they o.d.

    • J-Frog May 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Yeah and kids won’t need books if we continue to think MotherEarth is gonna continue to look out for our best interest over everything else’s!
      Speaking of which I think you could use picking up a book or two!

  25. ferdinand lopez May 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    wow,put down the pipe

    • Big AL May 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm #


  26. salblaster May 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    your right charles o jones, it was not a sherriff but a santa monica pd cruiser. it was white and looked like inyo sherriffs cruisers. i guess santa monica does’nt have its own sherriffs it probably falls into L.A. county. and for desert tortoise, i’m a psycic and i read their mind as they passed me. the first was thinking if i get home before 11 i can update my facebook page before the girl i just asked out has a chance to look at it. and the second guy was thinking why do they call a penny nail a penny nail, it costs more than a penny and what kind of person would buy a single nail, i’m gonna have to look into this. he he. seriosly though i don’t know if they were on a call or not, they did’nt have their lights or sirens on. and i did’nt wave them over and ask them.

    • How would a cop/government employee feel? May 3, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      How do you think YOU would feel if you were, say, Dan Watson, reading all the government and cop-hating comments that appear on this blog?


Leave a Reply

KSRW · 1280 N. Main St. Suite J · Bishop, CA 93514 · 760-873-5329
Positive Projections Web Design