Tag Archives | Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter


Officials discuss law enforcement contract

With ongoing concerns about budget shortfalls, the Bishop City Council has examined the City budget in a series of workshops. At one point, officials decided to at least look at the possibility of a law enforcement contract with the Inyo Sheriff. Sheriff Bill Lutze said an initial meeting did take place, and now he has […]

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Bishop Police still investigate possible embezzlement

In April, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter had confirmed that his officers were investigating a report of a possible embezzlement from Inyo-Mono Body shop. Yesterday, the Chief said his department continues with that investigation. Chief Carter said, “We do have an active investigation. We are following up with the necessary records and documents. We do […]

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The Rossys walked to the courtroom for arraignments April 12th.

Rossy embezzlement preliminary hearing continued

Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy of Bishop still face 44 felonies including embezzlement of $1.5 million in public funds from the Inyo Welfare Department. Their June 6th preliminary hearing has now been continued until June 20th, according to the Inyo District Attorney’s Office. The couple are out of jail but on GPS monitors pending further court […]

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Bishop Police investigate possible embezzlement; make drug bust

Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter has confirmed that his officers are investigating a report of a possible embezzlement from Inyo-Mono Body Shop. Chief Carter said last Thursday the Police Department received a report from Inyo-Mono Body Shop that they believe they are the victim of embezzlement. Said Carter, “We launched an investigation. We have not […]

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Cybercrimes continue in Bishop area

Earlier in March, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter announced that as many as 200 Bishop area citizens had reported that their credit or debit cards had been compromised and used in fraudulent purchases. The cases were turned over to the FBI and others. Bishop Police say they continue to get six to ten additional fraud […]

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Bishop City Council to learn responsibilities in emergencies

What should the Bishop City Council do in cases of emergency and disaster? In February, a day-long police stand-off with a man believed armed and ready to shoot officers raised that question for council members. Friday, they will hold a special meeting to address their responsibilities in emergencies. The agenda item says National Incident Management […]

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No word yet on embezzlement

Two months ago, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter revealed that his Department and the Inyo District Attorney had launched an investigation into what they believed was an embezzlement of funds from the Inyo Welfare Office in Bishop. On February 21st, Chief Carter said his officers had concluded their investigation and would submit it to the […]

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Bishop Police Chief says embezzlement investigation complete

On January 22nd, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter revealed that his Department and the District Attorney’s Office had launched an investigation into an apparent embezzlement of funds within the Inyo County Welfare Office in Bishop. Now, the Chief says his Department’s investigation is “at a point of conclusion as far as what we can do. […]

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SWAT Team captures barricaded man in Bishop

It all started as a domestic problem and then a reported overdose, but an incident at Shady Rest Trailer Park in Bishop turned into a day-long stand-off with a man in a mobile home who had threatened to shoot police.  The Special Operations Team of local officers got the man out of the house just […]

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Bishop Police arrest two on drug money charge

When Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter spoke to the Bishop City Council this week, he briefly described an arrest that involved very effective team work by his staff and ended in the arrest of two people. Sierra Wave Media talked to the Chief for more detail. He explained that last Sunday night, Officer Brent Gillespie […]

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