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 the execution of the Search Warrant, Investigators located homemade explosive devices, also known as “pipe bombs”.

Osterman is currently being held at the Inyo County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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Jules
Jules
4 years ago

This was all going on behind my house!!!!!!!?? Unbelievable!!!!! I just moved out May 11th from the property!! Thank God nothing happened while I was there! I knew this man was a nut case from the start of my stay!!

Desco
Desco
4 years ago

David, You said it before I had a chance to.

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 years ago

Almost Native…The guns DO bother me,when they’re illegal or maybe stolen weapons and in the hands of guys like this and trying to sell them to whoever has the $$$ to buy,and also has pipe bombs,probably selling them to the highest bidder..

Almost Native
Almost Native
4 years ago

The guns don’t bother me, pipe bombs do.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
4 years ago
Reply to  Almost Native

According to ATF statistics, in the year 2015 there were a total of 8 fatalities from “explosive incidents”. This would be all types of explosives, not just pipe bombs.

During that same year, according to the CDC, there were 36,252 fatalities from firearms.

OLD YELLER
OLD YELLER
4 years ago

In very simple terms, a Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant that is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney. Typically, in order for a police agency to get a warrant, they must submit a report to the District Attorney and,… Read more »

Roy
Roy
4 years ago

Tinner, A Ramey warrant is a warrant issued by a judge directly..In most criminal cases a warrant is obtained via the District Attorney..Many Ramey warrants are issued after hours when its not feasible to go thru the DA’S office.

Roy
Roy
4 years ago

Ramey warrants have been around for over 30 years,,,they are the result of a supreme court decision…They are not something new.

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Roy

Well, like I said, your Honor, “that’s a new one FOR ME.”

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

“Ramey warrant”, that’s a new one for me. Learn something new everyday. Sounds like maybe members of the public made law enforcement aware of this guys illegal dealings and goings on, if this is the case I sure am glad our law enforcement act when the public says something. It… Read more »