Archive | September, 2009

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Hopeful for Homes

Some like people, some are quiet, others purr when you scratch their heads. The dogs and cats at the Animal Shelter in Big Pine have personalities and a sometimes desperate need to go home with someone. We stopped at the Shelter yesterday to check on the adoptable animals. You can check out the labs, a […]

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Olancha DUI Case Leads to Prison Time

The man behind the wheel of an SUV during a tragic drunk driving accident near Olancha will be sentenced to prison. Inyo District Attorney Art Maillet had filed second degree murder charges against 24 year old Luis Rojas after the July 12th incident. According to California Highway Patrol officers, four Bakersfield residents were driving northbound […]

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Police Chief Says Charges Expected in Bear Killing

Mammoth Police Chief Randy Schienle said that he does expect charges, including firearms violations, will be filed against the Victorville man who shot and killed a female bear at Lake Mary more than a week ago. Asked if his department would pursue firearms violations regarding the use of a firearm in town limits, Police Chief […]

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Jury Acquits Minnesota Man in Sexual Assault Case

Newspapers and TV reporters in Minnesota turned their eyes toward Inyo County in recent weeks as a sexual assault case went to trial. A Minnesota student teacher, Brice Hansen, was on trial for sexual assault after what was described as a consensual sexual relationship with a 17 year old student while on a college field […]

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Car Theft at the Center of Dixon Chase

A stolen vehicle led CHP Officers on a car chase through Bishop Saturday night. Two people were arrested in Bishop after a short foot pursuit. A third was arrested by the Los Angeles Police after allegedly stealing a second vehicle from the Bishop Area and driving south. The pursuit started on Ed Powers Rd. when […]

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Bishop Police Consider Plan to Reduce Shoplifting

At the City Council meeting Monday, Bishop Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan announced plans to crack down on shoplifting. The plan has not been finalized, but the idea is to essentially ban shoplifters from stores where the person was caught. If a person is caught shoplifting, the Chief explained that the business owner could serve the […]

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Fish and Game Continues to Investigate Bear Shooting

Whether or not the Victorville man who reportedly shot and killed a bear near Lake Mary will be charged with a crime is still unknown. The man has claimed self defense, according to Forest Service officials. Mammoth Wildlife Officer Steve Searles has called the shooting, unprovoked, but so far Fish and Game officials have not […]

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Mono County Health Emergency Allows Shared Resources

With Swine Flu activity picking up in the Eastern Sierra, Mono County declared a Local Health Emergency two weeks ago. A Local Health Emergency sounds extreme, but Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson explained that the declaration is simply a trigger that sets up lines of communication, resource sharing, and cooperation among government agencies. The […]

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Sixth Arrest in Lone Pine Asssault/ Burglary Case

Another suspect has turned himself in to Inyo deputies in thes Lone Pine assault case that now involves six defendants. 19-year-old Wayne Russell Croasdale of Bishop responded to an arrest warrant. Croasdale was transported from the Bishop Police Department where he surrendered. He is being held at the Inyo County Jail on the charges of […]

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