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Attempted murder charge after stabbing near canal

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release BISHOP, CA. May 21, 2019 – Last night at 8:50 PM, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with units from Bishop Police Department and California Highway Patrol responded to a campsite located east of the canal road in the Bishop area, for a report of a stabbing. The victim had […]

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One arrested on felony charges in Mammoth Lakes

Mono County DA news release On May 16, 2019, Mono County District Attorney Investigators,with the assistance of Mammoth Lakes Police Department, arrested Jorge Romero Espitia for 19 felony charges, including alleged sexual acts with minors and providing methamphetamine to minors. He is currently in custody with bail set at $500,000. There is reason to believe […]

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Former ICSO Corporal arrested on alleged misappropriation of funds

From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy Former Inyo County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Nick Vaughn was arrested today by Investigators from the Inyo County District Attorney’s office on charges stemming from an alleged misappropriation of public funds. After an internal investigation, the Sheriff’s Department referred the case to the District Attorney’s office for a criminal investigation.  […]

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Justin Montgomery

Bishop resident arrested on attempted murder, other charges

Bishop Police Department news release BISHOP, CA. – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched shortly after midnight Monday, April 29 to South Valley View, Bishop, CA, for a report of a gunshot victim with the suspect still on scene. Sheriff’s Deputies along with the assistance of California Highway Patrol, Mono County Sheriff, and Bishop Police […]

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Bishop Elementary School teacher arrested on child sexual abuse charges

Bishop Police Department press release Monday afternoon, April 22, the Bishop Police Department (BPD) served a search warrant in Mammoth Lakes at the residence of 30-year-old Eugenio Alejandre Solorio Jr.. Solorio is a school teacher at Bishop Elementary. Roughly 8-years prior he was a student teacher and basketball coach in Mammoth Lakes. The investigation began […]

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Four rescued by CHP, Inyo SAR near Mt. Russell

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff […]

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Counterfeit bills being passed in Inyo County

From Inyo County Sheriff Inyo County Business Owners – be on the look-out for counterfeit bills! Counterfeit $20 bills and $10 bills have been reported in the Lone Pine area by two separate businesses. In the picture in the upper left-hand corner the word “REPLICA” can be seen – these bills are fake! Please contact […]

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Inyo Sheriff’s office warns of credit-card skimming

News release from Inyo County Sheriff’s Department On February 20th shortly after 8:00am, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Coso Junction Chevron to investigate possible credit readers/skimmers. The gas station clerk unlocked the pumps and five of the eight pumps were outfitted with mini memory cards attached to possible Bluetooth devices that enable remote […]

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Arrests made in Inyo, Mono counties

News releases Bishop Police Department Crime/Offense : Penal Code Section 487(A) – Grand Theft in excess of $950.00; Penal Code Section 503 – Embezzlement in excess of $950.00; and Penal Code Section 476(A)(B) – Fraudulent check. Suspect(s) : Shannon Dora Brosseau This Press Release follows our Police Activity push on our phone app and on […]

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Update on US 395 closures

UPDATE FROM CALTRANS U.S. HWY 395 CLOSURES MONO/INYO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has updated the closure information on U.S. Hwy 395. U.S. Hwy 395 is now closed from State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes) to Lee Vining due to heavy snow and white out conditions. There is no estimated time for reopening. Travelers […]

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