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Elderly Couple Found Dead in Death Valley National Park on January 13, 2023- Inyo County Sheriff Press Release

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – A elderly husband and wife from Las Vegas, Nevada were found dead in Death Valley National Park on January 13, according to law enforcement officials. Paul Fischer, 73, called the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office to report that he had just killed his wife, Mary Fischer, 72.  Mr. Fischer stated his intention to […]

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors to Have Changing of the Guard January 3, 2022

        INDEPENDENCE – Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors will look a lot different when it convenes for its first meeting of 2023. The Board and staff will officially welcome newly elected District 1 Supervisor Trina Orrill and District 3 Supervisor Scott Marcellin on Tuesday, January 3 when the duo takes its hard-won […]

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2021 Shop With A Cop Bishop PD_n


      The 2022 Eastern Sierra Shop With a Cop event is coming December 10, 2022. We have worked with all of our local school staff as well as the School Resource Officers from the Bishop Police, Mammoth Lakes Police and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department to identify and invite 50 area students to […]

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Eastside Election Results, Take 2 From Deb Murphy

    For political wonks, this election season may never end, as the cable news channels are explaining the outcome, ad infinitum. Fortunately, for Eastern Sierra voters, the final results are relatively clear. Technically, all the results as of Thursday evening are still preliminary. The final certification takes place November 23. The Mono County Registrar […]

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Fatal Crash on October 7 on Tecopa Hot Springs Road Reported by California Highway Patrol

“On Friday, October 7, 2022 at approximately 0657 hours, California Highway Patrol and Inyo County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a solo vehicle roll-over collision that occurred on Tecopa Hot Springs Road, north of Furnace Creek Road, just north of Tecopa Hot Springs.  The vehicle was reported to be half submerged in the marsh and […]

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QandA’s for Inyo County Sheriff Candidate’s Forum in Independence Held Thursday September 29

      The two candidates for Inyo County Sheriff, Eric Pritchard and Stephanie Rennie, faced off last Thursday at a candidate forum hosted by the Independence Civic Club. The following is an abbreviated version of the well-attended event. Opening Statement: Current Sheriff Eric Pritchard started the formal question segment with a run-down on his […]

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Independence Civic Club to Host Candidate Forum for Inyo County Sheriff – September 29

    The Independence Civic Club is hosting a Candidate Forum for Inyo County Sheriff. The Forum is at the Legion Hall in Independence on September 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Candidates Stephanie Rennie and Eric Pritchard will provide an opening statement and will respond to questions provided to them ahead of time. After a […]

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National Night Out Set for August 2 – Area First Responders to Host an Evening of Fun in Bishop

    Local law enforcement and first responders in the Eastern Sierra are continuing a nationwide tradition by hosting the National Night Out event in Bishop. “National Night Out is a longstanding community policing event that allows for the opportunity to develop partnerships and true camaraderie between first responders and the community they serve,” said […]

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TWO CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED, TWO AT LARGE, AFTER A PURSUIT BY OFFICERS FROM MAMMOTH LAKES TO HIGHWAY 395 June 27, 2022 – On Thursday, June 23, at approximately 11:45pm, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers responded to a local auto shop for a report of a stolen catalytic converter. The witnesses stated they saw three […]

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June 17, 2022 Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Burglary Alarm in Lone PIne

On 06-17-2022, at about 3:20am, The Inyo County Sheriff’s office received a call regarding a burglary alarm at the Sage and Fire Dispensary in Lone Pine CA. Deputies responded and located a broken window and signs of a burglary. Deputies reviewed the video and obtained the vehicle and suspect’s descriptions. A “Be on the Lookout” […]

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June 14, 2022 Deceased person found near Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

    DEATH VALLEY, CA – Park visitors found the body of David Kelleher on June 14 in Death Valley National Park. Kelleher appears to have been walking from Zabriskie Point toward Furnace Creek after running out of gas. On the morning of June 8, a park ranger noticed that there was only one vehicle […]

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Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect at 200 Block of Whitney Portal Road

INYO COUNTY, CA, 6/7/2022: On the morning of 06/05/2022, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Whitney Portal Road for a possible burglary in progress. Deputies determined the suspect was inside of the residence and conducted a “surround and call out.”  After the suspect’s refusal to leave the residence, Deputies made […]

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