Tag Archives | Bishop Police Department

Angel Jacoba Schat

Angel Schat arrested

Update:  Angel Schat’s attorney, Rick Wood, has left us a message that there is much more to this story.  We await Angel Schat’s side of what happened. Press Release:  (Bishop Police Department) Date of Event: August 21, 2014 at 12:35pm.   Type of Event:278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order. Location:US Highway 95 near […]

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Crosswalk and crossing guard

Caution alert: School is starting

- Bishop Police Department press release On Monday August 18, 2014 the Bishop Unified Schools will be headed back into the classrooms for the 2014/2015 school year. The Bishop Police Department would like to remind the public of this upcoming event and for drivers; parents; and students to be safe when around the school zones. […]

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Arielle Stone

Four arrested after standoff

  – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Wednesday, at about 6:00 PM during routine patrol, an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy and Tribal Police Officer spotted Ray Bencoma, a 39-year old man from Bishop, who is wanted in two prior domestic violence incidents. Once Bencoma realized he had been seen, he darted into a residence in […]

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Bishop Police said Pat O'Neil of Bishop Fire dove down into the storm drain to help the little birds.  Animal Control Officer BJ Haynor standing by on the right.

Duck rescue on Main Street

The Mallard ducks and their offspring hold a special place in the heart of Bishop people who see them try to navigate Main Street around City Park. This week, a mother duck and 10 babies ran into trouble with a storm drain. Lots of help came to the rescue. Quick work by the Bishop Police […]

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Watch out for phony money

  Topic: Counterfeit Money  (Bishop Police press release) The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and the Bishop Police Department would like to remind local businesses as well as the vendors of Mule Days to be aware of counterfeit money. The department has received information regarding counterfeit one hundred dollar bills circling in the Bishop area. We […]

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Jennie Wyckoff.  Photo courtesy Bishop PD

More on cold case

The Bishop Police Department announced last week that they would re-examine the case of a missing person from Bishop. Jennie Wyckoff, 90, had walked away from High Sierra Manor rest home in 1996 and was never found. We asked Police Chief Chris Carter if the request for further investigation by Ms. Wyckoff’s family might be […]

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Bishop PD opens cold case

Bishop Police to Re-Examine 1996 Missing Persons Case (Press Release) On February 3, 1996, Jennie M. Wyckoff, age 90, was discovered missing from High Sierra Manor, which was located at 371 S. Warren St. Workers at the Facility immediately notified the Bishop Police Department and an expansive search was immediately conducted. Multiple resources were activated, […]

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Bishop Police find cause to charge local woman with embezzlement

  (Press Release)  In April of 2013 the Bishop Police Department initiated an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of funds from Inyo-Mono Body Shop.  Since that time, Investigators from Bishop PD examined records as far back as 2005.  In the process, they have poured over thousands of pages of financial records, executed numerous search warrants, […]

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(l-r) Eastern Sierra Baker to Vegas team captain Eric Pritchard (Inyo County Sheriff Deputy) and MLPD officer Ruben Ramos just before Ruben's run.

Law enforcement in sports

LAW ENFORCEMENT SPORTS REPORT  (News Release)   There has been a lot of recent sports activity in the Eastern Sierra involving local law enforcement officers.  The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area hosted the Fire and Police Winter Olympics for the 29th year from March 8 to March 13.  Six members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department […]

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Bishop Police identify “primary person of interest” in embezzlement investigation

Update: Embezzlement of Funds from Inyo-Mono Body Shop of Bishop On April 25, 2013 the Bishop Police Department initiated an investigation into the suspected embezzlement of funds from the Inyo-Mono Body Shop, 387 N. Warren St., Bishop.  To date, Investigators have conducted numerous interviews and served several search warrants for records going as far back […]

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Bishop Mayor: “Too many unknowns”

Bishop Mayor Jim Ellis worked as a dispatcher for six years in the Bishop Police Department. So, he knows the value of that service, but he also knows that Symons Ambulance signed a contract for police dispatching and has the responsibility to pay for it and deal with it. The Bishop City Council gave Symons […]

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