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Update: Accident with Injuries on Highway 395 in Cartago on Monday Evening.

(Updated on September 8, 2020) There was a multi-car crash reported on Monday evening, September 7, 2020,  in Cartago. At least one person, (later identified as Richard Hanson of Bishop, Calif., age 80) driving a 2001 tan Land Rover, was reported as seriously injured after a traffic collision involving two other vehicles The accident happened […]

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Fatal Roll-over Accident South of Coso Junction Rest Area

Tuesday, September 1, Fatal Roll-over Accident South of Coso Junction Rest Area Reported from CHP Bishop Office On September 1, 2020, at approximately 1742 hours (5:42 p.m.), a 29 yr. old driver from Ridgecrest, CA was driving a 2005 black Chevrolet Suburban northbound on US-395, south of Coso Junction Rest Area. For unknown reasons, the […]

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UPDATE (August 28): Man with “Rifle” in Pearsonville on Aug. 25, Has Been Arrested

UPDATE 8/28/2020: The latest information from authorities is that Matthew David Hays, a 35-year old man who threatened motorists and officers just north of Pearsonville on Monday, August 24,  has been arrested today and is no longer “on-the-lam.” How this played out might be for the best considering he could have been shot and seriously […]

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Large Police Response to Man with Rifle in Pearsonville Pointing at Officer

(Revised/Update: 8/25/3:30pm) At 10:30 pm Monday night details are still sketchy, but Sierra Wave has heard from numerous sources that a large police response took place on Monday afternoon of an officer involved incident near Pearsonville, in which, purportedly, a man with a rifle pointed a rifle towards officers. Over a dozen Inyo County Sheriff […]

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3 Males Arrested in Mammoth Lakes in Connection with Vehicle Break-ins, Stolen Property, Drug Possession, and Intent to Sell

[Press Release from Mammoth Lakes Police Dept.Thu 8/13/2020 5:19 PM] Mammoth Lakes, CA – On August 12, 2020, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a call from a resident that their car had been broken into. While at that call, another citizen flagged down Officers to report that their car had also been broken […]

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Tagging vandalism near Crowley Lake | Suspect caught and arrested for DUI

On Sunday August 9, 2020, at approximately 4:15 pm, CHP Bishop Inland Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a male adult “tagging” buildings adjacent to US-395 in Long Valley (near Crowley Lake). The reporting party provided a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle fleeing the scene on US-395 northbound. […]

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Deceased Female Located West of Manzanar

[Press Release from Inyo County  Sheriff: August 11, 2020] WEST OF MANZANAR, INYO COUNTY, CA, August 11, 2020 – On August 8, 2020 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a hiker of a potentially deceased female in the foothills west of Manzanar National Historic Site. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a deceased female. […]

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A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death on Mt. Humphreys

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death while climbing a mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada, authorities said Tuesday. Paul Sheykhzadeh, 52, of Reno was hiking Mount Humphreys on Sunday, August 2nd, when he fell off of large boulders along the western slope of the nearly […]

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Power Returned after Big Rig Crashes into Mt. Whitney Motel in Lone Pine; Motel was in Flames

[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.] ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE  FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE […]

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Mammoth Lakes fatal car crash Benton Cross and Pit Road on July 25 | CHP Press Release

On July 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm, Mr. Josh Daugherty was driving a silver 2017 Toyota Tacoma crew cab, west on Benton Crossing Road at a stated speed of approximately 55-60 MPH just west of Pit Road. Mr. Daugherty made a series of turning movements that resulted in a loss of steering control which caused […]

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