Tag Archives | Inyo County Sheriff’s Department

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20,000 free sandbags available in Inyo County

Press release Inyo County Emergency Services is working with local Fire Departments to provide 20,000 free sandbags to residents and business owners in Inyo County. Free sandbags for flood preparedness are available at the following locations:  Bishop Fire Station, 209 W. Line Street, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed noon to 1:00)  Big Pine Fire […]

 
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Judge hands Bencoma decision over to jury

By Deb Murphy The trial of Raymond Bencoma boils down to the question of whether he knew he was pointing a 45 caliber, semiautomatic pistol at four officers walking up his driveway around 3 a.m. the morning of August 26. In her closing statement Tuesday, prosecutor Dee Shepherd maintained he did. The patrol cars approached […]

 
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Inyo, Mono officials urge preparedness for incoming storm

Press releases The National Weather Service is forecasting another atmospheric river to impact the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley this Friday and Saturday. Rainfall amounts could reach 1.5-inches during this period with rainfall of one-half to eight-tenths likely from Bishop to Lone Pine. Depending on snow-levels, rain could accelerate snow melt in the southern Sierra […]

 
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Update: Suspect in custody

UPDATE: Suspect was arrested Tuesday evening. Louis Mannatt, 40-year old man from Watsonville CA Burglary, vehicle theft, and carrying a concealed firearm Bail: $100,000 Press release The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Early this morning at approximately 2:45 am, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary at the Ranch […]

 
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Bishop woman arrested after stabbing

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release The Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an emergency 911 call last night at 7:15in reference to a neighbor dispute that escalated into a stabbing. According to the reporting party, who was also determined to be the suspect, an argument over personal property resulted in a male neighbor being stabbed […]

 
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Bishop man arrested after shots fired

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 4:30pm Monday afternoon Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding shots heard at “Youth with a Mission” apartment/hotel complex on North Sierra Highway (outside of the town of Bishop). Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, along with Bishop Police Department, CHP, and Bishop Tribal Police responded. Bullet holes […]

 
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Inyo DA: Officer-involved shooting ‘lawful use of force’

Inyo County District Attorney press release Investigators from the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office have completed their initial investigation into the officer involved shooting involving Deputy Sheriff Ruben Bradley which occurred August 26, 2016 near Bishop. The purpose of the independent District Attorney investigation is to determine the lawfulness of the Deputy’s actions in using […]

 
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Remains found in burning vehicle

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 8:00pm Friday night Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a fire (visible from Highway 395) south of Manzanar Reward Mine. Responding agencies discovered a vehicle on an unpaved and remote road, later determined to be a late model convertible Ford Mustang, fully engulfed in flames. As […]

 
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Inyo DA, Bishop Paiute Tribe issue statements on shooting

From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy: Earlier today, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding an officer-involved shooting in the Bishop area. The case is currently being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and, separately, by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.  The District Attorney’s Office responsibility in these cases is […]

 
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Increase in burglaries, thefts in Bishop area

BPD press release There has been an increase in burglaries and thefts in the Bishop area. During the month of July there were 12 burglaries, six felony vandalisms, and five petty thefts from unlocked vehicles. The crimes appear to target mostly unlocked vehicles and unoccupied homes; however two of the recent burglaries involved locked homes […]

 
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