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Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes Launch READY Mono Emergency Preparedness Portal Evacuation Exercise Planned for Trails Neighborhood

  MONO COUNTY, Calif. (August 2, 2022) – Over the next week, Christopher Mokracek, Interim Director of Emergency Management, is slated to introduce Mono County’s new emergency preparedness and response portal to the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and the Mono County Board of Supervisors. READY Mono (READY.Mono.ca.gov) is designed to provide residents and visitors with […]

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Missing Bishop, California Girl Turns 20 Years Old – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Asks for Help

  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to find a missing girl from Bishop, California, who’s 20th birthday is today, May 13. Karlie Gusé was only 16 years old when she left her residence in the early morning hours of October 13, 2018, and never returned. After leaving her home, Karlie […]

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Mono County Initiates Automated License Plate Readers

Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun requested and the Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of an Automated License Plate Reader system at key locations as well as in Sheriff’s patrol cars. Funding will be through a Homeland Security Grant. “The systems capture a contextual photo of the vehicle, an image of the license plate, the […]

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California Highway Patrol Supervisor Thwarts Alleged Kidnapping Near Bridgeport

  A California Highway Patrol supervisor who was completing his shift early Saturday morning near Bridgeport in Mono County apparently interrupted an alleged kidnapping in progress and a suspect is in custody, according to the CHP. The CHP reported that Erick Alexander Luna, 47, of Lancaster, was charged with kidnapping, felony domestic violence, terrorist threats […]

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Bishop Lions Club Serves Pancake Breakfast On “The Shop With A Cop” Day

  Shown taking a well-deserved break  “mule hitching” a ride after serving a Bishop Lions Club pancake breakfast to approximately 85 excited area youngsters and law enforcement hosts and hostesses this past weekend for Shop-With-A-Cop. Pictured are (l-r): Lions Jackie Rupp (standing), 2021-2022 Club President Stan Smith, Pat Dean, 3rd Vice President Steve Cupp, Club […]

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Shop With A Cop, COVID-style, Planned for December 11

  Shop with a Cop was a fun, if chaotic, event, really kicking off the Christmas season. COVID, and the loss of K-Mart, changed that drastically last year and this year the Eastern Sierra Peace Officers Association has made modifications that bring it a little closer to the original intent: both celebration of the giving […]

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Local Boy Beaten at a Party at Crowley Lake

From: Sheriff Ingrid Braun Date: August 19, 2021 Re: Press Release – Juvenile Subject Detained in Violent Assault at Party ___________________________________________________________________________________________ On Saturday, August 14, at approximately 10:19 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a juvenile who had been badly beaten at a party near the Crowley Lake Dam. Several […]

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Suspect Arrested for Arson at the Lee Vining Motel

On June 10, 2021, at approximately 5:14am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) began receiving reports of a structure fire at 51439 Highway 395 in Lee Vining (Lee Vining Motel). Lee Vining Fire Department, June Lake Fire Department and Mono City Fire Department were dispatched to the fire. Based on information from the 911 callers, […]

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Mono County’s Final Dispersed Camping Summit Spells Out the Message

After three months of preparation for the migration of visitors to the Eastern Sierra, the Dispersed Camping Summit’s subcommittees made their presentation of plans and materials at the final session held on-line May 25. The cause of the chaos, outlined by facilitator Paul McFarland of the DeChambeau Creek Foundation, is fairly obvious. Last summer, Southern […]

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“Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t” With New 9-1-1 Service in Mono County

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is now offering Text to 9-1-1 services for our residents and visitors to Mono County to report emergencies. Dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency is still the preferred way to request help, and the public is reminded to “Call if you can, text if you can’t.” For most people, sending a […]

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Update on Dispersed Camping Summit Plans in Mono County

[Update 5/16/2021: Information added.] Bob Gardner, Mono County Third District Supervisor, issued a major “ask” back in mid-February when he put together a series of virtual workshops focusing on an exponential growth in dispersed camping. The source of the problem was assumed to be an unintended consequence of COVID-19. Developed campgrounds, hotels and motels were […]

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Search and Rescue Awards Picnic Held in Mono County to Honor Its Search and Rescue Team

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. When called by the MSCO, the Team responds for searches and rescues at any time, in any weather, for as long as it takes, for free. Each year, the Team honors members for their individual […]

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