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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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Mono County Sheriff Braun announced Tuesday’s state-wide Wireless Emergency Alert without fanfare

Mono County Sheriff’s Office made the following announcement today regarding the state-wide Wireless Emergency Alert to county residents. Today, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 12 pm, State Officials will send a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message to cell phones in areas included in the State Stay at Home Order. This message from the State is […]

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Josh Ellsworth appointed new Bishop interim chief of police

The City of Bishop has a new Interim Police Chief, Joshua Ellsworth

Lt. Josh Ellsworth has been appointed as the interim police chief of the City of Bishop Police Department effective Nov. 11 after the surprising retirement of Chief Ted Stec earlier this month. The City is looking using the executive search firm of Ralph Anderson & Associates to find Stec’s replacement. Ellsworth came to the Bishop […]

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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

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Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order Statement from the Sheriff On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors […]

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