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Jorge Espitia of Mammoth Lakes accepted a plea deal from the Mono County District Attorney on 19 charges ranging from selling methamphetamines to minors and conducting sexual acts with minors. Under the agreement, Espitia will plead guilty to 12 felonies and one misdemeanor and serve 25 years in prison. Espitia was arrested last May by […]

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Missing Hiker Deceased

NORTH LAKE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST), CA. November 7, 2019 – On November 4 (evening), Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a missing hiker. The reporting party said that Alan Stringer, a 40-year old man from Huntington Beach, had planned on hiking somewhere out of the Bishop area on Sunday but failed to return home […]

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Child Passenger Restraints Is A Continued Priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2019 CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT IS A CONTINUED CHP PRIORITY SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is renewing its efforts to ensure children are safely secured while traveling California’s roadways. The CHP has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety to implement the California Restraint Safety Education and training  (CARSEAT) […]

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Fatal Accident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2019 FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION SUMMARY: On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 10:55 AM, CHP Bishop Communication Center received a call of a vehicle over an embankment. The reporting party had stopped at a view point on the south shoulder of SR 120W (Tioga Pass), approximately six miles west of US […]

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Donations Sought For Shop With A Cop

Donations sought for the Annual Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop Law enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the Annual Shop-with-a-Cop event, which will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019. This is a very special day where our local law […]

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CHP Concentrates On Impaired Driving

Sven Miller, Commander Contact: Fran Clader Office of Community Outreach & Media Relations Director of Communications 601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 (916) 843-3310 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2019 19-36 CHP CONCENTRATES EFFORTS ON IMPAIRED DRIVING SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are […]

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Decades Old Human Remains discovered on Mount Williamson

On October 7, 2019, two hikers climbing  Mount Williamson, discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl”. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted. Due to the remote location and difficult terrain , aerial support was required to transport a Sheriff’s Office Investigator. Several attempts were made, but high winds in the Eastern […]

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Wrong-way driver killed on US 395

CHP news release On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at approximately 5:55 PM, for an unknown reason, the driver of a black Jeep Patriot (SUV) was driving wrong way along US-395, traveling southbound in the northbound #1 lane just north of North Fort Road. At the same time, a green Ford F-150 pickup was traveling northbound […]

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CHP celebrating 90 years of ‘serving the people’

CHP press release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A celebration 90 years in the making is underway at the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Through legislation, on August 14, 1929, California witnessed the evolution of traffic enforcement with the creation of a statewide law enforcement agency known today as the CHP. The purpose of creating the CHP was to provide uniform […]

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