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Animals removed from ‘rescue’, operator arrested

By Deb Murphy More than 150 burros, seven mules and nine horses were removed from the Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project in Olancha. Project operator Diane Chontas has been arrested. Inyo County Sheriff’s Department conducted the seizure. The rescue took two days to move the animals to a safe location where they were given […]

 
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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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Inyo County asking public to be prepared for more storms

Inyo County news release Inyo County Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Office want to encourage Inyo County residents to use the break in winter storms to prepare. If you live in a flood-prone area in Inyo County prepare your property with sandbags. Sand for filling sandbags is stockpiled at the following locations: BISHOP Back of […]

 
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Big Pine resident arrested; pipe bombs found

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release On 05/28/2018, at about 6:30am, members of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department Major Investigations and Narcotics Taskforce (MINT) served a search warrant at a residence on Dewey Street in Big Pine,  for the illegal sale of firearms. The resident, Mark Osterman was arrested on a Ramey warrant without incident.  During […]

 
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Inyo Sheriff Lutze explains decision on K-9 ‘Bady’

Statement from Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze regarding removal of K-9 ‘Bady’ On May 25, 2018 I made the difficult decision to remove K-9 “Bady” from his handler.  It appears that some individuals want to make this a political issue.  It is not.  As the Sheriff, I have a duty to keep all members of […]

 
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Inyo Sheriff candidates give voters their views

By Deb Murphy Inyo County voters have a choice between the continuation of the current level of service with some reorganization to provide more coverage in South County or a new vision because the “good old boy” system isn’t working. That was the picture presented by Undersheriff Jeff Hollowell and Deputy Josh Nicholson, respectively, as […]

 
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Arrest made in theft of stolen trailer, lawn mower

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Friday, April 13, 2018, at about 2:00 pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received information from Bishop Police Department on a possible location of a stolen lawn maintenance trailer.  The stolen trailer was located along with a stolen lawn mower at a residence on North Pa Ha Lane. The […]

 
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Two Olancha residents arrested on felony charges

From Inyo County Sheriff’s Office On January 12th at approximately 10:14 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call from a man in Olancha who reported that he had shots fired at him. Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol responded to the location and determined that  54 yr old Olancha resident, Steven Paul […]

 
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Bishop resident arrested after standoff

From the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 4:40 am Saturday, Oct. 14, Inyo County Dispatch received notification of shots fired near See Vee Lane in the Bishop area. Deputies responded and were unable to locate anything suspicious. At 5:00am Dispatch received another report of shots fired and a power outage; deputies returned to the area […]

 
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‘Ziggy’ Stone taken into custody

News release On Wednesday September 6th at approximately 7:00 pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence of Allen “Ziggy” Stone to serve two active felony warrants. After confirming that Stone was in the residence a perimeter of the property was set with the assistance of the Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and […]

 
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Bencoma trial goes to jury

By Deb Murphy Four months after a jury couldn’t reach consensus on assault charges against Raymond Bencoma, the District Attorney’s office started over again with a new jury. The case went to the jury today, Sept. 5. Bencoma faced multiple charges stemming from an incident in late August 2016 when he allegedly aimed a 45 […]

 
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