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Former Mono Sheriff Lloyd ‘Digger’ Wilson dies

Retired Mono County Sheriff and longtime resident of Mammoth Lakes, Lloyd F. “Digger” Wilson, passed away August 1, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Bom in Redlands, CA on September 7, 1936, Lloyd lived in Redlands, Victorville, and San Fernando, CA before making his home in Mammoth Lakes in 1957. At this time, Digger […]

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Bear feeling at home in Crowley Lake

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s office There is a new local “resident” in the community of Crowley Lake. This is the mountains and bears do share our space.  Due to the current drought conditions, it is anticipated that bears may be forced to seek out food other than their native diet.   Please […]

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Round Fire: Residents may re-enter today

UPDATE: 3:40 PM From CAL FIRE: Credential verification for Repopulation of Paradise & Swall Meadows residents will begin at 4 p.m. We will let residents of both communites; however, Paradise will not have power until around 9pm ### Horrible tragedy in the Eastern Sierra: The Round Fire claimed 40 homes – 39 in Swall Meadows […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Officials ask for public’s help in Chalfant vandalism

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On Monday, December 8th, 2014, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received calls from citizens of Chalfant regarding several buildings throughout the community that had been vandalized. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to several locations throughout the Chalfant community to find walls, buildings and equipment vandalized by graffiti. Graffiti was […]

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Two Reedly men arrested on drug charges

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s office On the morning of Saturday, November 29th, 2014, at approximately 7:30 am, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling southbound on Hwy 395 near SR 108 and Fale Hot Springs. Bertin Cortez-Guzman, age 27, of Reedly, CA, and Jose Becerra-Cortez, age 18, […]

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Rescue, accident in Mono County

Mono County Sheriff’s press release On the afternoon of Saturday, June 21, 2014, at approximately 3:10 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a mutual aid request from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office for a stranded backpacker at the Mono County/Tuolumne County line. While on a three-day backpacking trip, a female backpacker slid down […]

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Winter weather safety

In preparation for the winter season: friendly winter preparedness tips – from Mono County Sheriff’s Office, PIO Jennifer Hansen It’s that time of year again! Yes, winter is slowly creeping upon us. As we all hope for that massive snow storm to strike and an epic winter season, the question remains, are you prepared for […]

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Mono Sheriff reports attempted suicide injures bystander

RE: Attempted suicide injures another near Hot Creek Hatchery  (Mono Sheriff Press Release) On the evening of Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at approximately 6:45 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call that a shooting had just occurred at the Mammoth Lakes Fish Hatchery, otherwise known as Hot Creek Hatchery. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, […]

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More aid from Mono County Search and Rescue

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the evening of Saturday, July 20, 2013, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an emergency call from a SPOT satellite device warning of an ill and/or injured hiker on the John Muir Trail. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team was dispatched to the […]

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Upland pair arrested in Mono County

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 2:55 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle headed southbound out of Lee Vining at a high rate of speed. Raissa Leinani Cadiente, age 25, of Upland, CA, and passenger, Robert […]

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Jacob Pellegrini

Mammoth man arrested on drug charges

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office: The Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET), along with the assistance of Mono County Sheriff Deputies and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, concluded a warrant investigation in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. On the morning of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Jacob Pellegrini, age 29, of Mammoth […]

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