Tag Archives | Sheriff Bill Lutze

left – right, Undersheriff Keith Hardcastle, Sheriff Bill Lutze, Former SAR Coordinator Terry Waterbury, Assistant SAR Coordinator Deputy Brian Hohenstein, SAR Coordinator Deputy Nate Derr.

SAR commander leaves behind legacy of saving lives

On Saturday October 18th the South County Search and Rescue (SAR) Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff, and longtime SAR Commander, Keith Hardcastle. The building once served as a Forest Service helicopter base center. When the Forest Service transferred their operations to the Independence airport, […]

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LE contract resurrected by politics?

Although it was a closed issue last spring, now published reports talk about what the City of Bishop might have saved contracting for law enforcement with the Inyo Sheriff. A final amount of savings, the Sheriff said, was never determined because the study was never completed. At the beginning of the year, the Bishop City […]

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Law enforcement recognized

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thank you to the Bishop Elk’s Lodge & ESPOA On Friday May 16th, the Bishop Elk’s Lodge hosted their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation dinner for all law enforcement related personnel in both Mono and Inyo counties (retired or active duty).   The event was attended by approximately 80 people. In addition […]

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LE contract still under study

As the City of Bishop faces ongoing budget challenges, officials decided to at least explore the idea of a law enforcement contract with Inyo County. Sheriff Bill Lutze and his team continue their preliminary investigation of costs. Meanwhile, the City Council scheduled a workshop for today to look for other ways to save money. The […]

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Officials discuss law enforcement contract

With ongoing concerns about budget shortfalls, the Bishop City Council has examined the City budget in a series of workshops. At one point, officials decided to at least look at the possibility of a law enforcement contract with the Inyo Sheriff. Sheriff Bill Lutze said an initial meeting did take place, and now he has […]

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Running for local office

In the June Primary Election, Eastern Sierra voters can choose members of the Boards of Supervisors, Mammoth Town Council members and other elected officials. Before the new year, Clerks in both Inyo and Mono Counties let citizens know petitions for signatures in lieu of filing fees were ready to pick up. Some officials acted immediately. […]

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Current animal shelter in Big Pine.

Plans for new animal shelter take form

Currently, the Inyo County Animal Shelter has no room for employees or the public and limited space for animals. After many years of trying, plans for a new facility have moved forward. The Inyo Supervisors reached a consensus yesterday on a building option and most of the funding is already in hand. Deputy Public Works […]

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Get rid of expired, unwanted, unused prescription drugs

(PRESS RELEASE)          OFFICIALS ARE ‘TAKING BACK’ UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN INYO COUNTY April 4, 2013 – On April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Inyo County Sheriff Department, Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the Inyo County residents their first ever opportunity […]

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SWAT Team captures barricaded man in Bishop

It all started as a domestic problem and then a reported overdose, but an incident at Shady Rest Trailer Park in Bishop turned into a day-long stand-off with a man in a mobile home who had threatened to shoot police.  The Special Operations Team of local officers got the man out of the house just […]

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