Sierra Wave media spoke with Adam Otten, Public Information Officer for the Bishop CHP, on an incident at the Tri-County Fairgrounds Thursday January 2, 2020.
” On 1.2.20, CHP received a call from the Tri-County Fair staff to report multiple buildings and stored RV’s that had been broken into and vandalized. While investigating the multiple crime scenes, CHP had come across a suspect attempting to leave an enclosed RV and boat storage area. The person was identified as Thomas Burkins of Bishop, CA. During the investigation, it was determined Burkins was connected to multiple burglaries on the fairground’s property. Burkins was placed under arrest and was transported to Inyo County Jail were he was booked for the following violations:
- Violation of Probation (1203.2 P.C.)
- Burglary (459 P.C.)
- Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (11550 H&S)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (11377 H&S)
The incident is still being investigated by Bishop CHP. Sierra Wave Media will post updates as they become available.