(Bishop Police Press Release) On Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 0104 hours, the Bishop Police Department was requested by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a report of burglary alarm at 1375 Rocking W. Drive; Rite Aid. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Bishop area was unable to respond as he was transporting an arrestee to the Inyo County Jail in Independence. Bishop Police Officers responded to Ride Aid and noticed a window had been smashed out in the front of the building. Officers cleared the building and determined no suspects were on scene and had fled to an unknown location. While officers secured the scene and were waiting for a responsible for Rite Aide, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Police Department again at 2344 North Sierra Highway; Wave Rave for another burglary alarm.
At 0146 hours, Bishop Police Officers responded to the Wave Rave and encountered the front glass door of the business had been smashed and there was clothing all around the front of the building. The Bishop Police Department also requested the assistance of the California Highway Patrol to assist with the burglary. Bishop Police Officers were able to follow the trail of clothing to a nearby residence behind the Wave Rave where they saw several items from the Wave Rave shop around the front area of the residence and at least one subject inside. A perimeter was set around the residence and Officers awaited the arrival of Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives.
Based on initial investigation by Bishop Police Officers and evidence at the scene a search warrant was obtained by Inyo County Sheriff’s Detectives, Bishop Police Officers assisted with execution of the search warrant. Additional evidence linking several suspects to the crimes was located and several suspects were taken into custody.
K. Coffman, Public Information Officer