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Town Clerk Jamie Gray swears in Officer Grant Zemel.

New MLPD reserve officer

NEWEST MLPD RESERVE OFFICER The Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD) has a new addition.  On October 9, Grant Zemel was sworn in as MLPD’s newest Reserve Officer and presented his badge by Police Chief Dan Watson.  Reserve Officer Zemel has been a full time police officer for 16 years.  The last 7 years have been […]

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Officer Robin Henry sworn in.

New officer at MLPD

MLPD ADDS NEW POLICE OFFICER On October 1, 2014, the newest member of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department was sworn in by Police Chief Dan Watson.  Officer Robin Henry will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime MLPD Officer Luke Schwarzkopf, who will be retiring at the end of October. Officer Henry has […]

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Road and bicycle safety

CYCLING ETIQUETTE AND THE NEW THREE FEET FOR SAFETY ACT With the introduction of the new “Three Feet for Safety Act” that goes into effect September 16, 2014, the Town will be actively communicating proper cycling etiquette and the rules of the road to both motorists and cyclists. Known as the “Three Feet for Safety […]

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MLPD chief recruitment underway

After some reported pressure from the Town Council, Town Manager Dan Holler has moved ahead with recruitment of a new Police Chief. Chief Dan Watson had much earlier announced he would retire at the end of December. Holler said he was working on a process and a recruitment brochure. He said he believes three months […]

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Mammoth follows national crime trend

Visitor numbers were up in Mammoth Lakes last year, and crime went down. After police issued crime and traffic statistics for 2013, we talked to Police Chief Dan Watson who is not taking credit for the crime reduction. The Chief said that any police chief who takes credit would make a mistake. The crime rate, […]

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Mono Supervisors: help for pets in emergencies

In weather, fire or earthquake disasters that sometimes hit Mono County towns, many services come into play. However, the needs of animals during such stressful times have been left up to owners, who themselves may need protection. Now, the Mono Supervisors and Town of Mammoth Lakes will consider a free-of-charge contract with a non-profit group […]

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Town Clerk Jamie Gray swears in new MLPD Officer Jack Loera.  Chief Watson looks on.

New officer joins MLPD

** NEWS  RELEASE ** Mammoth Lakes Police Department Adds a New Police Officer For the first time in more than 5 years, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD) has hired a new, full-time police officer.  Jack Loera was sworn in by Town Clerk Jamie Gray and presented with his police badge by Police Chief Dan […]

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MLPD volunteer program gets underway

When the Town Council cut nearly half of the staff at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, officials said they wanted a volunteer program. Police Chief Dan Watson had agreed he would do that but advised that volunteers can not perform all of the duties of sworn officers. Now, Watson does have a volunteer program in […]

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Town Council accepts manager’s resignation

(News Release – Town of Mammoth Lakes) On Thursday, September 5, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council accepted the resignation of Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.  Ms. Marysheva-Martinez served the Town for 2 ½ years as Interim Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, and Town Manager.  She was instrumental in guiding the Town Council through the bankruptcy filing […]

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Mayor responds to questions on manager

In the wake of surprise news that the Town Manager is out and someone else will lead Town government organization, Sierra Wave Media talked to Mammoth Mayor Rick Wood. Mayor Wood said that the Town Council “is at a turning point.” He said in moving forward the question always is “who does the Town Council […]

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MLPD cite drivers in pedestrian safety operation

** NEWS  RELEASE ** PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OPERATION IN MAMMOTH On Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 the Mammoth Lakes Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety operation on Main Street as a result of numerous complaints received from the public about drivers not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks.  Plain clothes employees and volunteers entered the […]

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