Citizen eye on crime



Citizen RIMS 

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Sun Ridge Systems, is excited to release a new web-based interface called Citizen RIMS, which enables the public to view local crime data. Beginning February 13, 2014, the public will be able to engage in the following features:

• Incident mapping. The public will be able to view historical calls for service based upon a selected date span. The incident mapping feature is not real-time data; however, it is automatically updated throughout the day.

• Arrest log. An arrest log will be available to the public –this is historic data retained for 7 days.

• Inmate list. The listed information shows current in-custody inmates, as well as the most recent bookings at the Inyo County Jail. Information that can be viewed includes bail amount, offenses, and booking photos.

• Crime charts. This function displays crime data in chart form, with year to year comparisons (data not yet available for comparisons).

• Stolen vehicles. List of current, and reported, Inyo County stolen vehicles.

• Most wanted. List of current persons of interest that are wanted for questioning or apprehension in connection with a crime.

• Missing persons. List of current, and reported, Inyo County missing persons.

• Crime log (with juvenile and sensitive information omitted).

• Alerts. The public can sign up to receive email alerts regarding calls for service, and crimes.

“Citizen RIMS has the benefit of not only aiding the public and media in acquiring Inyo County crime

data, but also in reducing the amount of personnel time involved in requests for information,” said Sheriff Lutze. “Now through Citizen RIMS, local crime data is just a click away.”

Inyo County Citizen RIMS can be located at the Sheriff’s webpage,



13 Responses to Citizen eye on crime

  1. Wayne Deja February 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    This is a GREAT web-site to look at……kinda like a who’s-who in Inyo County…..and opens your eyes to some things going on you might not know about….my first look at the inmates and crimes I saw a couple people that live on my street and another one or two made me think to myself “you gotta be kidding me !!”……They had the same kind of site in the city I used to live in Oregon….good to know who to be dealing with and maybe should stay away well as who to beware of……allegedly…….THANKS ICSO……….

  2. Trouble February 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I don’t think it’s right to post all these peoples pictures on a public site like this RIMS stuff. Especially when not one of them have likely been convicted of any of these charges yet. At least wait until they get their day in court. If they are not convicted, will the Sheriff take the picture down?

    • Seriously? February 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      Trouble….contrary to your statement….the majority of the inmates in ICJ are serving their time…so yes, they have been CONVICTED. Inmate names, their charges, and photograph are public information. You must be worried your photo is going to be placed out there.

      • Trouble February 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

        Seriously, they are posting their pictures the day they are arrested. You go figure it out from there.

        • Reality Check February 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

          Trouble, it’s called freedom of the press, you know, the US Constitution Bill of Rights.

          The press has a right to know and an obligation to tell the public.

          Perhaps you could hold a Constitutional Convention at your place and change the parts of the Constitution you don’t like.

          • Pedro February 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

            Public arrest records actually protect arrestees from being secretly imprisoned and disappeared as happens in some countries. Unfortunately this protection is being undermined by US such as at Guantanamo.
            Too bad we forget people are innocent until proven guilty and end up with scam “check your record” websites that blackmail people to pay to have booking picture removed.

          • Trouble February 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

            Reality, that web site has zero to do with the press. People have a right to be judge by their piers before being branded for life bye the arresting officers. Did I say a word about the press before you went off?

          • Benett Kessler February 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

            Dear Trouble,

            The information on the website is public information. It is not confidential. The public has a right to know it.
            Benett Kessler

  3. Tinner February 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Sweet, so when a co-worker doesn’t show up for work we don’t have to wonder if he/she got locked up over the weekend, we can go directly the website!

    • Trouble February 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      Just because the public has a right to know, doesn’t make it right. What it really does is allow the public to hear the police side of the story only. At least the press makes a attempt to state these people are innocent till proven guilty. I would like to know if the Sheriff will take down their pictures if they are not convicted?

      • Deseert Tortoise February 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

        For the application of laws to be just, justice has to be meted out in public. The public has to know what the charges are, the circumstances of the crime and what the punishment is, and that the punishment is carried out fairly. it is the reason our Constitution guarantees us public trials by a and a requires jury of our peers to judge our actions and in many cases even determine sentences. The ultimate check on the criminal justice system is the ability of the public to understand what is occurring and either approve or petition their representatives for changes ( think changes to drug laws, powdered coke vs crack sentencing disparities, the Innocence Project, etc.). When the public has this knowledge then can feel secure that their police and courts will not treat them like dissidents in China are treated, accused of secret laws, tried in secret trials where even the defense attorneys are prohibited from seeing some of the “secret” evidence against their clients, and might even face retribution themselves for having the never to defend an individual viewed as an enemy of the state/ruling party.

        All of this information has been publicly available from the founding of this nation, as our Constitution guarantees, but in the old days you or the cub reporters at a newspaper or TV news station had to go to the Hall of Justice and look these records up on paper by hand. Now you do not have to. The same information that has always been available to you is not available in your home at the touch of your fingertips.

  4. ferdinand lopez February 18, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    its always easier to defend the criminals and take the worn out position that the law is overstepping its bounderies,this country cries more now than ever before,america is becoming a weak immoral country right before our own eyes,we vote for morality until the whiners who want the country to be a drugged up unemployed playground,wear the voters down

  5. Wayne Deja March 11, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I LOVE this website !!!!…..check it everyday,and ,just like the one I used to see in Oregon,starting to see the same faces over and over again….come on,man !!!….I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime,having never spent any time in jail or prison….when I could have more than a few times back in dark-times I had going on in the 90’s….but like to think,if I did,would have not liked it much,and gotten the message and changed some things so I wouldn’t end up there again….and again and again.Hope some of these people learn a lesson and change their lives around and become productive citizens in the County we all share and try to enjoy.We all only got one life to live here on this planet.


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