Suspects arrested after break-ins

bpd(Bishop Police Press Release)  On Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 0104 hours, the Bishop Police Department was requested by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a report of burglary alarm at 1375 Rocking W. Drive; Rite Aid. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Bishop area was unable to respond as he was transporting an arrestee to the Inyo County Jail in Independence. Bishop Police Officers responded to Ride Aid and noticed a window had been smashed out in the front of the building. Officers cleared the building and determined no suspects were on scene and had fled to an unknown location. While officers secured the scene and were waiting for a responsible for Rite Aide, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Police Department again at 2344 North Sierra Highway; Wave Rave for another burglary alarm.

At 0146 hours, Bishop Police Officers responded to the Wave Rave and encountered the front glass door of the business had been smashed and there was clothing all around the front of the building. The Bishop Police Department also requested the assistance of the California Highway Patrol to assist with the burglary. Bishop Police Officers were able to follow the trail of clothing to a nearby residence behind the Wave Rave where they saw several items from the Wave Rave shop around the front area of the residence and at least one subject inside. A perimeter was set around the residence and Officers awaited the arrival of Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives.

Based on initial investigation by Bishop Police Officers and evidence at the scene a search warrant was obtained by Inyo County Sheriff’s Detectives, Bishop Police Officers assisted with execution of the search warrant. Additional evidence linking several suspects to the crimes was located and several suspects were taken into custody.

K. Coffman, Public Information Officer


24 Responses to Suspects arrested after break-ins

  1. Elbers November 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Bishop will see more and more Smash & Grabs as the ECONOMIC COLLAPSE picks up momentum, also the CALPERS PENSION FUND suffered another nail in its Coffin today, not good 🙂

  2. Dingo November 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Followed a trail of clothing to a residence? Really? How many is several?
    Those individual must have been drunk and/or on drugs, they had to have been. There is no way, NO WAY people can be so stupid. Or maybe they are.

  3. get real November 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    How much do you want to bet that alcohol was taken from the Rite Aid theft ????

  4. Trouble November 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Damn Teenagers!

  5. Desert Tortoise November 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    ” While officers secured the scene and were waiting for a responsible for Rite Aide”


    • Benett Kessler November 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

      That means a manager or someone else in charge.

  6. Waxlips November 19, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Leaving a trail of goods to the front door. This should be on the dumbest crimes show.

    • Mark November 19, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Had a transmission stolen out of my backyard years ago. We followed the oil and in the process ran into the kid bringing the transmission back because the oil lead right to his garage.

      At the demand of his father the kid mowed my yard until he was 18 and went away to college.

      We are all friends to this day

      • sierraFan November 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

        That’s awesome!!!!!

  7. Trouble November 19, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    The news media has been showing groups of kids raiding stores lately. I think Bishop just found their copy cat bandits. Maybe they can add stupid to the charges.

    • Ken Warner November 19, 2013 at 10:17 am #


  8. sugar magnolia November 19, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    So glad our LEOs got the bad guys…that’s the only way to keep crime down. Thanks Guys!

    I have to wonder, if so many County Deputies weren’t out doing traffic stops during the day, would they have been able to respond sooner to the first call?

    In my forty years of living, I don’t recall County Sheriff’s offices doing simple traffic policing. With the huge geographic area they have to cover, you’d think they’d have their hands full just patrolling the whole county.

    Mono County Sheriff is acting like highway patrol these days. I see multiple deputy cars hiding on the side of the highway every day. Again, you’d think they have their hands full patrolling the entire county.

    Something makes me think that revenue generation has taken over as their number one task instead of protecting and serving the people.

    • Bishop dude November 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

      Well, I just read a article that the city council wants to contract with the sheriffs department what are they thinking. The sheriffs department cant even handle their on calls and the city council wants to contract services with them. Good thing I live in the city limits and I don’t have to wait or pray for a deputy to arrive. Wake up city council. Im a business owner and I would be upset if it took the police that long to show up.

  9. BobK November 19, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    So did Sugar magnolia get a speeding ticket lately ??

    • sugar magnolia November 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Nope, had two in my whole life, one by a USFS Ranger and one by a CHP, both a long time ago.

      I just have a problem with Sheriff’s Deputies spending their time this way. It’s very clear why they’re doing it, revenue generation!

      • Seriously? November 21, 2013 at 6:19 am #

        Revenue generation? Really? So you have facts there is revenue generated from conducting traffic stops? Where does this supposed revenue go to? Or who?

  10. Seriously? November 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    To Sugar Magnolia:
    First, You must not be very observant if you have not seen a deputy doing a traffic stop in forty years. Second, “if so many County Deputies weren’t out doing traffic stops during the day, would they have been able to respond sooner to the first call?” As stated at the top, this happened at 0104 hours and the on-duty deputy was on a transport to Independence Jail. Get your facts straight.

    So you would rather see a deputy do nothing until a call comes out? Just be stagnant and watch the radio? Your ignorance is puzzling.

    • sugar magnolia November 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      Tsk Tsk for the nasty tone Seriously! I guess I need to walk you through the obvious, rational thought process here. If the Deputies aren’t out all day doing traffic patrol, they could be on at evening and night time when more crimes are committed,

      ie. that would mean they would have more then one Deputy to respond to calls such as these, so if one were busy transporting someone to Independence, there would still be someone in the area to respond. Sorry, if I didn’t paint a complete enough picture for you to make the obvious conclusion.

      And no, I’ve never seen Deputies patrolling freeways and hiding behind bushes on the freeways before the last year or so.

      • Seriously? November 21, 2013 at 6:17 am #

        sugar magnolia: you have a very valid point to have more than one deputy on at one time…you should take that point to the County Board of Supervisors on their Tuesday Nights open forum. Our communities need more deputies on-duty but the Board is the one who controls the $ to pay for additional deputies. It is the money and not the fact the deputies are doing traffic stops.

        • Desert Tortoise November 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

          The BOS cannot direct the Sheriff to do anything. The Sheriff is an elected official who can tell the BOS to pack sand, and in many counties routinely do. The only people they answer to are the voters (and whomever finances their campaigns for sheriff). Next time the Sheriffs hold a community meeting bring the subject up there.

          • Seriously? November 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

            Yes, the Sheriff makes decisions for his department, however, where do you think the money comes from? Who is responsible for the dissemination of County Funds? That would be the BOS. He who has the money makes the rules. So the BOS AND the Sheriff would be a great place to start if the community members would like to see more of a police ON-DUTY presence.

  11. Trouble November 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    The sun will rise , with or without the police.

    • Desert Tortoise November 20, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      If you don’t have a police force then some other entity will step into the void. Instead of a police force answerable even indirectly to the electorate and the courts, you will have an armed mob of vigilantes acting as police, judge, jury and executioner or worse, organized crime will become the police force. See what happens all over the world when governments are unable to effectively police their territory. You get something like the Taliban or Knights Templar. Yes the sun still rises but you might be too terrified to go out. Just saying …………..

  12. Lower Inyo too November 21, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    We have a “serial thief” running amuke in the Lone Pine area too….but from the looks of things,and seeing his vehicle in the local impound yard,maybe the problem has been solved…hopefully….if it kept up,probably wouldn’t have ended too well for him if he were caught by one of the victims.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.