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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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Hugh J. Sloan III from Bishop suspected Arson in Lee Vining

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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FBI Raid-Three suspects arrested in double homicide

One of suspects in double-homicide case last November 2020 is an Israeli citizen

Proving that what happens in Mono County does not stay in Mono County any more than it ever has in Las Vegas, the story of the double-homicide discovered on November 9, 2020 ten miles north of Bridgeport by a snowplow operator, has an international interest. Sierra Wave reported on the arrest of three suspects on […]

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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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National Sheriffs’ Association recognized Sheriff Ingrid Braun for Women’s History Month

The National Sheriff’s Association recognized Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun for Women’s History Month. The people that work with the department wanted to make it know that they are honored to call her “our Sheriff.” When asked what advice she has for young women looking into careers in law enforcement, this is what Sheriff Ingrid […]

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[Latest Update] Murder in Benton reported by Mono County Sheriff – Suspect Arrested

FEB. 25,2021 UPDATE #2: The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Copeland, age 58, from Benton, Calif. Sierra Wave was contacted by Catherine Johnson, an aunt of Ms. Copeland, asking for more information on her niece’s murder. She shared that she was so tired of reading posts on Facebook and Ms. Copeland’s mother (her […]

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