FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (ICSO press release)
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has three in custody after arrests was made on December 25th following a traffic stop about a mile north of
Independence. Early on the morning of the 25th an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle that, according to investigations, was linked to the recent DWP thefts on December 18th and December 22nd
The three in custody include: Thomas Randolph, a 49 year old man from Tujunga, CA; John Vaughn, a 48 year old man from Sunland, CA; and Edward Doyle, a 53 year old man from Sunland, CA. All are being held on conspiracy to commit burglary and two charges of grand theft. Bail is set at $10,000 each.
Investigations are looking into potential leads on DWP equipment that has been stolen from the Owens Valley in the past year and a half. At this point none of the DWP items that have been stolen have been recovered, however this investigations is ongoing. If anyone has any information linked to this case they are asked to call 760-878-0383, or you may fill out the “report a crime” form on the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office webpage at http://www.inyocounty.us/so/report-crime/.