Late last week, a 20-minute pursuit by an Inyo Sheriff’s Deputy ended in the arrest of a Bishop man riding a dirt bike.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, a deputy was parked on the side of the road on Diaz Lane in Bishop, making a cell phone call. The report says the deputy saw a dirt bike run a stop sign and continue west-bound on Diaz Lane.
The deputy tried to stop the dirt-bike rider who kept going. The deputy chased the man for about 20 minutes and finally stopped him at Red Hill Road west of Bishop.
The officer arrested Anthony Shippentower, 24, of Bishop. At last heard Shippentower remained in jail at Independence under several charges – evading, obstructing a public officer, violation of parole, and driving without a license. His bail was set at $20,000.
The lengthy pursuit involved these agencies – Inyo Sheriff, Bishop Tribal Police, California Highway Patrol and INET.