BPD officers face crowd-control issues after shots fired; two arrested

Bishop Police Department press release

At approximately 7:45 PM Monday night, Dispatch received a call of shots fired coming from an apartment located on the 300 block of E. Line St. Local law enforcement officers responded and set a block-wide perimeter. Credible information continued to flow in during the unified response.

The field investigation tended to reveal that at least two men had engaged in a heated discussion. One of them subsequently displayed and discharged a firearm. It appears no one was injured.

Two males associated with the identified apartment eventually cooperated with officers and were detained. No firearm was located and they were later released from the police department. The investigation is on-going.

A significant challenge officers faced was crowd control. The vast majority of citizens in the area willingly stayed back, recognizing the common sense in steering clear of an obviously active police emergency.

Others, unfortunately, chose to challenge the safety perimeter boundaries. In doing so, they pre-occupied officers who were needed to assist or supervise in the investigation and thus compromised the integrity of the crime scene. Two adults were arrested for obstructing and later released from the police department with a citation. Both apologized for their behavior during the interviews.

There were also a handful of citizens who were substantially misinformed about the law or were just there looking to agitate.

BPD would like to thank those who listened to officers or used common sense and stayed safely away. BPD would also like to remind citizens that law enforcement is charged with the responsibility of investigating reports of crime. But it cannot do so effectively when bombarded with nonsensical or unreasonable behavior from onlookers which in turn hurts the entire community.

If you have any information that may assist the investigation, please contact the Bishop Police Department at 760-873-5866 or stop by.

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Tex
Tex
4 years ago

And we all can make side bets on whoos toughest

Tex
Tex
4 years ago

Bishop needs an MMA boxing ring, where tha perps can go and hash it out…

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Sometimes,LE doesn’t want outside or civilian-help with things and doing their job…and think ICSO is kinda that way…not too much info released on things or asking too much civilian help for much…

Bobbyjoe
Bobbyjoe
4 years ago

Crime is definitely on the rise in the Eastern Sierras. Murder, rape, attempted murder, gun violence, domestic violence, drug trafficking, high speed pursuits and on and on its goes…

Mono Person
Mono Person
4 years ago

I have to say, it sounds like Inyo County (and Mammoth) are turning into a s- show. Commmunity members need to start standing up to these abuses, as well as law enforcement. LE can’t do it by themselves and community members need to assist them, not point fingers, or you… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Christie…..sometimes “neighborhood watch” can be more bad than good….especially if it’s not asked for,wanted or initiated by Law Enforcement …living in Oregon a while back,saw a time or two….or three.. when a self-appointed “neighborhood watch commander” stepped way over his boundries and not only got himself in a lot of… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low boy, it’s all about education, LE will help. They help us and we help them, we need them and they need us. On occasion citizens do need to step up and take action if LE is not there. I have in the past, I got a “good job, thanks… Read more »

Tex
Tex
4 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Neighborhood watch leaders are nuthin more than self apointmented Warlords in a soon to be post apocalyptic world…

Christie McMillan
Christie McMillan
4 years ago

First, “Thank You” to the BPD and citizens that adhered to the police barrier. We all get curious, but interference with police activity is dangerous for all of us, including the police and parties involved. Next, as residents, we need to do our part to prevent our communities from decline.… Read more »

BobM
BobM
4 years ago

It does seem like Bishop is in moral decline

Kyle Crowle
Kyle Crowle
4 years ago

Bishop has more Morons than Mammoth, mammoth aint got nuthin on Bishop hahaha lol

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Is it just my thinking,or doesn’t it seem kinda stupid things and stupid people coming into and doing in the area up here ?….even some long-time locals too..in my little town,after the home invasion and shooting incident a couple months ago,now when going to bed at night keep the .40… Read more »

Tex
Tex
4 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

I got my little friend, his name is AR15, within reach at night when I go to bed

KAR
KAR
4 years ago

Would this have happened if there was a pot store in Bishop? Was there alcohol abuse involved here? Might be…..

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

Morons,

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
4 years ago

I’m sure there are plenty of well trained, honorably retired peace officers living in the immediate area, more than willing to step up & help. BPD needs more reserve officers.