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Why Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites Are Dangerous to People, Animals, and the Environment

It should not come as any surprise that just because cannabis has been legalized, the illegal trade in growing and selling it has not. There is simply far too much money involved. Cannabis is estimated to be the largest cash crop in California with a value of more than $11 billion. The state collected over […]

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Large Illegal Weed Cultivation in Charleston View Area Worth Approx. $35 Million

Following is the official press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: June 1, 2021 CHARLESTON VIEW ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW INYO COUNTY, CA, June 1, 2021 – On March 10, 2021 the Inyo County Agricultural Office was notified of a large illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the Charleston View area of Inyo County. The operation […]

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Josh Ellsworth appointed new Bishop interim chief of police

Did Bishop City Council “Diss” the Current Interim Police Chief?

Did the Bishop City Council “Diss” the current Interim Police Chief, Josh Ellsworth, when it announced its intentions to offer the job to an “Outsider?” At the last Bishop City Council meeting, in a letter sent by Bishop Sgt. Dan Nolan, a 20-year police department veteran, the Council’s decision to offer the currently position, opened […]

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Mammoth Lakes Police Department Daily Activity Log for April 26 to May 2, 2021

Sierra Wave occasionally posts the public activity logs for our local police and sheriff agencies. Today we posted the activity log for the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. The reason is simple: Sometimes the logs are quite entertaining and informative, and it gives a snapshot of what our peace officers are doing to serve the community […]

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Update on two of three suspects in double murder in Mono County on November 2020

In an update to Arrests Made in Bridgeport Double Homicide posted on Thursday, March 25, the following day, Friday, March 26 found two of the three suspects, 34-year-old Cory Spurlock and his 32 -year-old wife, Orit Oged, appearing before Missoula Justice Court Judge Landee Holloway to hear the charges against them: two counts of murder […]

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Arrests Made in Bridgeport Double Homicide

Press Release – Arrests Made in Bridgeport Double Homicide In the early morning of November 9, 2020, a snowplow driver discovered two bodies on the shoulder of Highway 395, approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport. The victims, identified as William and Yesenia Larsen, husband and wife, from Burbank, California, had no known connection to Mono […]

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Horrible crash almost kills two CHP officers in Stockton Area | Three victims tragically killed in fiery crash

(Note: Sierra Wave News wanted to share this horrendous accident with our listeners and readers that happened yesterday, March 23, 2021, in the San Joaquin Valley. It is a reminder of  just how dangerous the job of our California Highway Patrol Officers can be. Our state’s highways are very dangerous places to make emergency stops. […]

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Bishop Police Make Two Vehicle Theft Arrests in Two Days

This report came to Sierra Wave News courtesy of the Bishop Police Department on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Apparently, some local residents from Bishop and Mammoth Lakes have decided that stealing vehicles in Los Angeles and then driving them back up here to where they live is a good way to get around? Let’s hope […]

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Sheriff Jeff Hollowell files a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County

Sierra Wave News has confirmed that Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell filed a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County. A press release from Perez Law Offices in Sacramento says the following: The Sheriff of Inyo County, Jeffrey Hollowell, elected on June 5, 2018 and took office July 13, 2018, has filed a $20,000,000 […]

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Armed Burglary White Mountain Estates

Press Release Mono County Sheriff During the early morning hours of December 22, 2020, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of multiple armed burglaries in the White Mountain Estates Area. The suspect was caught on a home security camera. If you recognize the suspect or have home security footage that could aid […]

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Cash Withdrawals from Bank Night Drop Deposit Boxes Prove Difficult

At least two banks in Bishop were the victims of attempted thefts sometime on Monday night. Union Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, which are located across the street from one another on North Main Street, each had unsuccessful attempts at breaking into and removal of their wall mounted night deposit drop boxes. The would-be […]

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Bishop Police modifies its Operations to safeguard public and its employees from COVID-19

As the COVID-19 cases increase throughout our Region, like the private sector, the public sector is making modifications to daily operations. The Bishop Police Department is implementing safety precautions to protect our officers and civilian staff, as well as the public. The police department will implement new procedures to ensure the health and safety of […]

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