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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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Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Site Eradicated in Inyo County

(Press Release | Inyo County Sheriff Dept. | Oct. INYO COUNTY, CA, October 29, 2020: On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at approximately 7:00am, an Inyo County Deputy Sheriff stopped a vehicle on Highway 395 just north of Lake Village Road near Olancha, CA.  The driver identified himself as 33-year old Noel Chavez from Bakersfield, California. […]

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Murder suspect, 34-year old Zachary Salyer, an Amargosa, Nevada resident

(Update) Nye County Sheriff Homicide Investigation Request Inyo Sheriff Deputy Assist

Update: 10/14/2020— The Inyo County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Charles Cherrier, 58, of Amargosa Valley, Nev. INYO COUNTY, CA, October 12, 2020: On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Nye County Sheriff’s Office requested an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy to assist with a homicide.  The suspect, 34-year-old Zachary Salyer, an Amargosa, […]

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Multiple Shots Fired in Bishop Area | Suspect Taken into Custody

(Press Release-Inyo County Sheriff) BISHOP, CA, October 5, 2020: At approximately midnight Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance on Matlick Lane in the Bishop area with shots fired. Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police, and CHP responded. The female victim was able to run out of the house when […]

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Attempted Homicide in Bishop

BISHOP, CA, September 28, 2020: On Saturday, September 26 at approximately 6:00pm, (Inyo County Sheriff) deputies responded to a residence on Payahuupu Way in Bishop for a report of a stabbing. California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, and Bishop Paiute Tribal Police responded to assist. Upon arrival, a male victim was outside of the residence […]

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Big Pine Fire responded to single vehicle rollover with injuries

Sept. 5, 2020,  First reported on BPVFD Facebook Post) Big Pine Fire responded with two SXS to Sugarloaf Mtn and Little Onion Valley for a single vehicle rollover with injuries. Sierra Wave spoke with Fire Chief Damon Carrington. He was first on the scene after receiving the 9-1-1 call. Carrington said that the vehicle, a […]

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UPDATE (August 28): Man with “Rifle” in Pearsonville on Aug. 25, Has Been Arrested

UPDATE 8/28/2020: The latest information from authorities is that Matthew David Hays, a 35-year old man who threatened motorists and officers just north of Pearsonville on Monday, August 24,  has been arrested today and is no longer “on-the-lam.” How this played out might be for the best considering he could have been shot and seriously […]

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Large Police Response to Man with Rifle in Pearsonville Pointing at Officer

(Revised/Update: 8/25/3:30pm) At 10:30 pm Monday night details are still sketchy, but Sierra Wave has heard from numerous sources that a large police response took place on Monday afternoon of an officer involved incident near Pearsonville, in which, purportedly, a man with a rifle pointed a rifle towards officers. Over a dozen Inyo County Sheriff […]

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Deceased Female Located West of Manzanar

[Press Release from Inyo County  Sheriff: August 11, 2020] WEST OF MANZANAR, INYO COUNTY, CA, August 11, 2020 – On August 8, 2020 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a hiker of a potentially deceased female in the foothills west of Manzanar National Historic Site. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a deceased female. […]

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A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death on Mt. Humphreys

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death while climbing a mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada, authorities said Tuesday. Paul Sheykhzadeh, 52, of Reno was hiking Mount Humphreys on Sunday, August 2nd, when he fell off of large boulders along the western slope of the nearly […]

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