Tag Archives | Inyo County Sheriff’s Department

Mark Osterman

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 Bill Lutze

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

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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williamtaylor

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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Steven Smith

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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Rick Dewey

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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Allen Harlan Stone

‘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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SierraWave.net

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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srtraining

CHP, Inyo SAR sharpen helicopter rescue skills

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release  Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to the CHP H-80 flight crew for conducting an excellent two-day helicopter training on June 3rd and 4th.  Two CHP pilots and two flight officers flew up from Apple Valley for the weekend […]

 
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SierraWave.net

20,000 free sandbags available in Inyo County

Press release Inyo County Emergency Services is working with local Fire Departments to provide 20,000 free sandbags to residents and business owners in Inyo County. Free sandbags for flood preparedness are available at the following locations:  Bishop Fire Station, 209 W. Line Street, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed noon to 1:00)  Big Pine Fire […]

 
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SierraWave.net

Judge hands Bencoma decision over to jury

By Deb Murphy The trial of Raymond Bencoma boils down to the question of whether he knew he was pointing a 45 caliber, semiautomatic pistol at four officers walking up his driveway around 3 a.m. the morning of August 26. In her closing statement Tuesday, prosecutor Dee Shepherd maintained he did. The patrol cars approached […]

 
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