Bishop Police Department news release
On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 1:36 a.m., the Bishop Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 100 block of Whitney Alley.
The victim was sitting in his parked vehicle when a male subject approached the driver’s side door of the vehicle. The suspect threatened the victim, entered the vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat. A second male also entered the passenger side of the vehicle. After a short time, both men exited the victim’s vehicle, entered an awaiting vehicle and left the area. Additional witnesses identified the alleged armed subject as Steven Daniel Ariaz, Jr.
With the help of witnesses on scene, a description of the suspects and vehicle were given to the California Highway Patrol and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department who assisted the Bishop
Police Department with locating the suspects. Both suspects were arrested in the 700 block of Tu Su lane in the unincorporated area of Inyo County.
Steven Ariaz, age 34 of Bishop and Dillon Bever, age 26 of Bishop were arrested and transported to the Inyo County Jail. Both subjects were booked on various felony charges.