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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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CHP plans Mono County DUI checkpoint for Friday

CHP press release The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area has scheduled a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on August 9, 2019, in Mono County. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose […]

 
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No charges filed by Inyo DA in Solorio investigation

Inyo County District Attorney news release Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy announced today that, having carefully evaluated the information from the Bishop Police Department’s supplemental investigation, no criminal charges will be filed against Eugenio Solorio. Mr. Solorio was arrested by the Bishop Police Department on April 22, 2019 on charges relating to committing lewd acts […]

 
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Rider, horse killed in accident on US 395

CHP news release “On 07/28/19 at approximately 11:05 AM, a horseback rider was riding a horse near US-395, just north of Cactus Flats Rd. in Olancha, CA. At the same time, Mark Langford of Bishop, CA, was driving his pickup pulling a travel trailer southbound on US-395 at approximately 55-60 MPH and was approaching the […]

 
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Couple from Cayman Islands found deceased

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release OLD SPANISH TRAIL, INYO COUNTY CA. July 25, 2019 – On July 24 the Lone Pine Coroner made contact with next of kin for both deceased persons located on July 22 off of Old Spanish Trail, approximately six miles south-west of Charleston View. The female has been identified as Yvonne Blanco, […]

 
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Update: Missing woman, dog found alive

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release Update- 2:00pm- Missing hiker, Sheryl Powell was located alive by ground search team members near the Montenegro Springs area (below where her dog was located earlier today). Searchers describe her as resilient and strong but exhausted after being lost in an extremely remote area above Big Pine, CA. Mrs […]

 
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INYO COUNTY, BISHOP PAIUTE TRIBE REACH SETTLEMENT

The County of Inyo, Sheriff Jeff Hollowell, District Attorney Tom Hardy, and Bishop Paiute Tribe today announce that a settlement agreement has been approved in relation to the lawsuit filed by the Tribe against the County, Sheriff, and District Attorney. The settlement agreement provides for the dismissal of the legal action filed against the defendants […]

 
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Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Disbands Tribal Police Department

Bishop Tribal Council Wednesday, July 03, 2019 Public Service Announcement As some of you may be aware of the recent issues surrounding the Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Police Department, the following has taken place: The Bishop Paiute Tribal Council has had to make some tough, but warranted decisions regarding the disbandment of our tribal law enforcement […]

 
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