Arrests made in probation/parole sweep

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release

On Friday, September 4, 2015 at approximately 7am a multiagency operation was conducted in the Big Pine and Bishop area.  Approximately 34 locations were checked for compliance to ensure that the person or persons who are living there are adhering to the terms and conditions of probation or parole.

Inyo Sheriff

Four arrests were made during the operation:

  • Brian Dehaven 34-years old: Violation of Probation (3-day incarceration)
  • Rachel Chandler 39-years old: Violation of Probation ($50,000 bail)
  • Felis Landa 27-years old: Outstanding Warrant, Violation of Probation, Possession of Controlled Substance, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Brandishing a Weapon, and Vandalism ($50,000 out of Inyo County, and no-bail out of Mono County)
  • Justin Wilcott 53-years old: Outstanding Warrant ($5,000 bail)

*All arrest were made without incident

This operation is an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the citizens and to maintain compliance with those individuals who have been placed on supervision after the conviction of a crime.

“We want to ensure that the persons placed on supervision continue to meet the obligations they agreed to, and at the same time ensure the public’s safety,” stated Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze.

The following agencies participated in the operation: Bishop Police Department, Mono County Sheriff, Inyo County Sheriff, Inyo County Probation, California Highway Patrol H80, and Olancha Fire Department’s Tactical Medic Team.

 

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Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Jeremiah Joseph…..Got to disagree with you on this one…when someone spends time in jail or prison,in most cases,not all,but most,it’s a good idea to keep an eye on them….and punishment if they either go back to the same ole’ crowd and continue to do stupid things or re-offend.When many do… Read more »

Jeremiah Joseph
Jeremiah Joseph
6 years ago

if this isn’t slavery what is it? it definitely isn’t justice carried out by the law! This is pathetic… you know when you are convicted you do time and your debt to society has been served… here in this county once you are on probation you are absolutely a slave… Read more »

earl duran
earl duran
6 years ago

What a waste of tax payer money. maybe they should move to San Fransisco, where they would not have to worry. what is the status of the Embezzlers in Inyo county? could we get an update?

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

If they really legalize pot, half these parole violations would go away? And stop trying to tell hard core drug addicts they can’t even have a beer.

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

The only reason pot is not legal is law enforcement likes the money. My kid who’s 27 was accused by USFS personal of drinking and driving. They called CHP to administer a sobriety test. The sobriety test proved there was no alcohol in his system. While they waited for the… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
6 years ago

When do the embezzling suspects (a million +) get put on probation ?

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

yeah that’s the biggest bunch of bs. probably gave them a payment plan better that someone with excellent credit could get at a bank.

What a joke

High Water
High Water
6 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

Usually after
1. Plea Bargain

2. Trial

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Yeah this is ridiculous. Did anyone notice the probation folks guarding the fair in full gear? Really? This has to stop. What a waste of money. Hey BOS, are you listening…we are tired of hearing how broke this County is when the law enforcement budget seems to have so much… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Well then, maybe we should do away with all law enforcement.

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Eliot, they didn’t exactly mention the helicopters?

Eliot Mess
Eliot Mess
6 years ago

6 law enforcement agencies, 34 locations, only 4 arrests, 3 of which are minor.

Not much bang for the public buck.

Justin Case
Justin Case
6 years ago
Reply to  Eliot Mess

3 may have been minor, however 1 was pretty major. This shows the rest of the criminals that they can’t expect to get out on probation and just do as they please. People complain when the “man”doesn’t do their job, and now you’re complaning it wasn’the good enough!Thank you to… Read more »

Eliot Mess
Eliot Mess
6 years ago
Reply to  Justin Case

By the Sheriff’s own numbers – set forth in the press release HE chose to issue – nearly 90% of the probationers checked were NOT in violation of probation (It could be a higher %, because the Sheriff refers to the “person or persons” living at the residence checked). This… Read more »

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Eliot Mess

It’s a business. Probation almost guarantees returning customers.

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Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  John

…or maybe after someone commits a felony with jail or prison time,after he’s released,just let him go on his merry-way to do it all over again and again without some type of supervision….or penalties if he does….right,John ?

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Eliot Mess

It’s a business. Probation almost guarantees returning customers.

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