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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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Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Summit: Dealing with The Hordes

The Eastern Sierra was ill prepared for the waves of Southern Californians literally heading for the hills during last summer’s COVID-19 restrictions and fears. Despite the stay-at-home orders, they escaped to an area assumed to be germ-free and serene, found area campgrounds closed, pitched their tents wherever and left a mess behind them. The excuse […]

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Caltrans says U.S. Highway 395 is now fully open all the way to Nevada border

As of 3:00 this afternoon, maintenance crews have fully reopened U.S. Highway 395. It took almost a full week to clear the highway after last week’s snowstorm. Besides lots of snow, there was the added danger of avalanches along U.S. Highway 395. According to Caltrans District 9 Facebook page, Caltrans crews working non-stop finally cleared […]

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Mono County Sheriff’s Office Warns Motorists, “Watch out for Avalanches”

Please be advised that the Mono County Road Division has temporarily suspended snow removal operations and closed the following 3 roads due to risk of avalanche: Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport beyond the Twin Lakes Resort, Lakeview Drive in June Lake, and Crowley Lake Drive between McGee Creek and Long Valley. These 3 Roads are […]

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Suspect in armed burglary in White Mountain Estates

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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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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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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Update on Mountain View Fire | Fatality identified | Donations being accepted for fire victims

Mono County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died in the Mountain View Fire in Walker, Calif. as 69-year-old Sallie Joseph. She was found in the debris of her burned home on Lone Company Road. The Mountain View Fires was fanned by erratic winds that drove the fire into the residential area of Walker, […]

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Fire raging in north Mono County | Hwy395 closed from Walker and Coleville to Topaz area

The Mountain View Fire (Mono County) This has been a rapidly changing story. Information will be continued to be posted and revised as it becomes available. News is coming in from various news sources in So. Lake Tahoe, Reno, Mammoth Lakes, and, of course, Facebook groups and official Facebook pages of government agencies. It’s a […]

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More information on the double-homicide case in Mono County

In its original press release on the double-homicide of a married couple near Bridgeport on Nov. 9, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office stated that “it can be confirmed that neither (of the murdered victims) are local to Mono County or surrounding areas. The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat […]

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Mono County Sheriff Implements CodeRED Community Notification System

This is Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun with an important message for all residents and businesses located in Mono County. We have licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information. The purpose of this message is to ensure we have your correct contact information. Please go to monocounty.ca.gov, click on […]

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(Latest Update) Report of double-homicide off U.S. Hwy 395 in Bridgeport | Highway 395 Reopened

UPDATE: Press Release from Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun 11/12/2020; The victims have been identified as William Adrian Larsen, 35, and Yesenia Larsen, 30, from Burbank, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. There were no additional details. 11/10/2020 | Ingrid Braun, Sheriff-Coroner Date: November 10, 2020 Re: Press Release – Double Homicide […]

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