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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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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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