‘Church of Fun’ – Burglary suspect arrested

MLPD press release

Mammoth Lakes, CA – Following the investigation into the burglary of a residence in Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department arrested 27-year-old Christopher Ryan Patrick on several charges.

On April 3, 2017, an anonymous tip was reported to the Police Department regarding several individuals living in a home without permission on Snowridge Lane in Mammoth Lakes. The property owner reported that the residence should be vacant and he had not authorized anyone to be in the home.

Officers responded to the Snowridge Lane address and subsequently contacted suspect Christopher Ryan Patrick, also known as Christo and the self-named founder of the “Church of Fun”. During an investigation into the incident, it was determined that Patrick had moved in and had been unlawfully occupying the residence for approximately 10 months. Patrick was also unlawfully renting the residence to several other tenants.

Patrick was transported to the Mono County Jail and booked on the following charges: 1 felony count of 459 Burglary; 1 misdemeanor count of 503 Embezzlement; 1 felony count of 496 Receiving Known Stolen Property; 1 misdemeanor count of 602.5(a) Entering a Non-commercial Dwelling; 1 felony count of 368(D) Theft From an Elder. He is being held in lieu of bail set at $20,000.

Anyone with information regarding donations to the “Church of Fun” is asked to contact Sgt. Hugelman with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 965-3706.


6 Responses to ‘Church of Fun’ – Burglary suspect arrested

  1. Low Inyo April 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    Kyle Crowle….depends on what you were expecting when you rented to a “tweeker hoe” in the first place….rent or ???….just sayin’……

  2. Kyle Crowle April 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    I used to rent my other bedroom to a tweeker Hoe until she couldn’t pay the rent.

  3. Tinner April 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

    Yup, good for him for getting away with it as long as he did, but at the same time, now its time to pay the piper and I have absolutely ZERO sympathy for him.
    Seems to me he’s got politician type qualities. I don’t know if “qualities” is the right word.

  4. Steve April 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    So who does Mass on Sundays now?

  5. Charles O. Jones April 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

    Hopefully he’ll get one month for each month he lived there illegally. Then he’d get twenty rent-free months. The first half at the Church of Fun, the second half at the Grey Bar Motel.

  6. Low Inyo April 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    …You gotta be kidding me !!!…living there for 10 MONTHS !!!….and did he really ask for donations to his “Church of Fun” ?…..if so,how much ya wanta bet he got some….you know what,you actually have to hand it to the guy….not only living rent free,but also renting out some of the rooms to others….very creative…maybe a “reality show” with this one coming up…


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