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Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze

More response on Inyo County budget

By Deb Murphy In response to the budget update at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, the Sheriff’s and Probation Department heads admit budget increases are out of control, literally, out of their respective controls. “Personnel costs are a big factor,” said Sheriff Bill Lutze. “Salaries haven’t gone up that much,” he said noting […]

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Crash and arrest in Lone Pine

Last Friday night in front of Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine a car crashed into a street light pole. The California Highway Patrol later made an arrest for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run. According to Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze, the collision took place just after 7:30 Friday night. Inyo […]

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ICSO still investigates organized thefts

In December, the Inyo Sheriff’s Office arrested three men in connection with equipment thefts from the Department of Water and Power. Now, the Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies are investigating other equipment thefts from several construction sites in Inyo, Kern and San Bernardino Counties. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze said easily moveable tools and other […]

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Sheriff looks into wolf-dog, dangerous dog ordinance

A recent local case involving a wolf-dog hybrid animal caught the attention of Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze. He has focused on the possibility of a new ordinance. An incident in Lone Pine drew attention to the possibility of a wolf-dog which attacked another dog. State law says that first generation wolf-dog hybrids are regulated and […]

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Inyo School Superintendent Terry McAteer said, "50% of our youth do not have internet connection at home."

Sheriff, School Superintendent name cautions to prevent school shootings

Local officials continue to reflect on the horrible shootings of children and adults at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze and Inyo Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer are making the key points for how everyone should interact with local schools and watch closely for troubled students and others. The two officials offered […]

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All Inyo schools were represented at the school security meeting, according to Sheriff Bill Lutze.

Inyo Sheriff talks school security

The bottom-line key to security and safety in our schools – vigilance. Earlier this week Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer held a meeting of school, law enforcement and mental health officials in the wake of the horrible shootings in Connecticut. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze was among law enforcement officials at the meeting. Sheriff […]

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Military plane crashes at Owens Dry Lake

Just before 4pm Thursday afternoon, several people saw a jet plane crash into the Owens Dry Lake. The pilot ejected and walked away. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department responded immediately to the report and sent units to the reported site. Lone Pine Fire and Ambulance rushed to the scene too. Scanner traffic over the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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Inyo, Mono, Bishop top cops have little to offer MLPD

Faced with their own financially pinched service levels, top cops in Inyo and Mono Counties seem doubtful that they can help Mammoth Lakes much with its manpower shortage in the police department. Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson and Lieutenant John Mair recently met with Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter and Undersheriffs Keith Hardcastle of Inyo […]

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Two found dead in a home on Pa Ha Lane

UPDATE:  Inyo Sheriff’s Officers have said that the death of a third man on the reservation, Buzzie Beaver, is not connected to the deaths of the two individuals on Pa Ha Lane.  Officers said Mr. Beaver’s death was a different day and different location Sunday afternoon before one o’clock, a call came into the Inyo […]

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Major truck accident closes part of 395

UPDATE, 4:50 pm – Caltrans Public Information Officer Florene Trainor confirmed that Caltrans does have a Hazmat team on scene at the accident.  She said paint and chemicals spilled from one of the trucks.  Trainor said that the fire that started this afternoon is now out and the Hazmat team is tearing the truck apart […]

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