Mono County Sheriff: Arrests for drugs, DUI, firearms

(PRESS RELEASE – MONO COUNTY SHERIFF – PIO JENNIFER HANSEN)

Ricardo Galicia-Osuna

Ricardo Galicia-Osuna

Over the course of the last week, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office has been busy handling a wide range of calls to keep the residents and visitors of Mono County safe.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the town of Walker for speed.  Upon contacting the subjects in the vehicle,

Abigail Bateman

Abigail Bateman

and a subsequent investigation, one subject, Mr. Ricardo Galicia-Osuna, age 19, of South Lake Tahoe, CA, was placed under arrest for possession of cocaine and other various charges.

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling inbound on Highway 203 from Highway 395, near the town of Mammoth Lakes, for several traffic violations.  Upon contacting the subjects in the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, one subject, Ms. Abigail Bateman, age 23, of San Diego, CA, was placed under arrest for possession of cocaine, possession of prescription narcotics without a prescription and other various charges.

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, patrol deputies, along with the California Highway Patrol, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Highway

Dillon Prieto

Dillon Prieto

395 and Highway 203 for illegal window tinting.  Upon contacting the driver of the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, the driver, Mr. Dillon Prieto, age 20, of Murrieta, CA, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

Andrea Francis

Andrea Francis

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 395 and Highway 203 for non-functioning vehicle lighting.  Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, and a subsequent investigation, both occupants, Ms. Andrea Francis, age 34, and Mr. Demorio Williams, age 40, both residents of Reno, NV, were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, and other various charges.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at approximately 6:15 am, patrol deputies responded to a capsized vessel in June Lake.  Mr. James Boyd, age 50, of Mount Baldy, CA, had just rented a boat from the Big Rock Marina and inadvertently fell out of the boat into the lake, and then, overturned the boat completely trying to climb back into it.  The boat was saved, all loose tackle and other items were lost to the bottom of the lake, and Mr. Boyd did not sustain any injuries.

Demorio Williams

Demorio Williams

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, patrol deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the McGee Creek Caltrans Station for speed.  Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the driver Mr. Mario Salazar, age 32, of Bishop, CA,  was arrested for driving under the influence,

Mario Salazar

Mario Salazar

and the passenger, Mr. Alex Lujano, age 32, of Bishop, CA, was arrested for violating his parole terms.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at approximately 4:15 am, MONET and Mono County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Paramedics, concluded a narcotics investigation at the Motel 6 in Mammoth Lakes.  Two subjects, Mr.  Jesse Lovell, age 20, and Ms. Kirea Lovell, age 22, both of Anaheim, CA, were arrested for possession and possession for sales of methamphetamine and heroin, and numerous other charges.

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, patrol deputies responded to Bridgeport for a report of a grand theft.  Throughout an investigation, a possible suspect was identified as well as the vehicle.  It was believed that the suspect was also possibly armed with a handgun.  Shortly after gathering this information, the suspect’s vehicle was seen in Bridgeport and a high risk traffic stop was conducted.  The driver was identified as Mr. Paul

Alex Lujano

Alex Lujano

Harlow, age 37, of Fernly, NV, and the victims positively identified him as the suspect they believed had committed the crime.  Through

Jesse Lovell

Jesse Lovell

further investigation, the stolen items were recovered (fishing gear, cell phones, etc.) from the suspect’s vehicle.  A loaded .357 handgun was also recovered from the vehicle.  During the investigation, a second victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office and ultimately identified his stolen property that was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.  Mr. Harlow was arrested for grand theft, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of narcotics, and other charges.

Kirea Lovell

Kirea Lovell

Throughout the course of the past week, Mono County deputies also arrested (5) individuals for various warrant charges, our (3) patrol boats had numerous contacts on the water, and our deputies handled (1) Coroner investigation in the Walker area of a local resident whom appears to be of natural causes.

Paul Harlow

Paul Harlow

 

 

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salblaster
salblaster
8 years ago

your right charles o jones, it was not a sherriff but a santa monica pd cruiser. it was white and looked like inyo sherriffs cruisers. i guess santa monica does’nt have its own sherriffs it probably falls into L.A. county. and for desert tortoise, i’m a psycic and i read… Read more »

How would a cop/government employee feel?
How would a cop/government employee feel?
8 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

How do you think YOU would feel if you were, say, Dan Watson, reading all the government and cop-hating comments that appear on this blog?

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

wow,put down the pipe

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

LOL

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

your kids wont need any books if they o.d.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

Yeah and kids won’t need books if we continue to think MotherEarth is gonna continue to look out for our best interest over everything else’s!
Speaking of which I think you could use picking up a book or two!

SierraFan
SierraFan
8 years ago

Salbaster,

I think they call that “The Badge Pass”. I’ve seen it where the fire department and cops alike turn their lights on for a few seconds just to pass traffic then turn the lights off and go about normal driving.

Sierra Fan
Sierra Fan
8 years ago
Reply to  SierraFan

My friend and I have a terrible case of pension envy!

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Maybe O.J. broke out .

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
8 years ago

After living up here for 13 yrs, I have noticed that CHP and MCSD are the worst drivers in stormy conditions…Funny because every December they flood the June Mountain Parking lot w/ water to create ice and they train on it all day….and that is their experience on ice? According… Read more »

salblaster
salblaster
8 years ago

i drove to burbank this morning and as i was entering san fernando i notice a sherriffs car coming up fast behind me with no lights on and he crosses the double yellow into the car pool lane and passes me pretty fast, i notice he’s a santa monica sherriff… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

And you are certain they weren’t both rolling on the same call?

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

I can top that. I observed an L.A. County paramedic vehicle side swip a vehicle going the other direction and the paramedic didn’t even stop. I stopped ask the lady if she was ok, her mirror was torn off and her side window broken. I then chased down the paramedic… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago
Reply to  salblaster

Santa Monica is not served by the Sheriff’s Department. Could the car have been marked “Santa Clarita”? They are served by the Sheriffs and could have easily been in that area on a call.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

Good catch.

getreal
getreal
8 years ago

Just a heads up. The Lovell brother and sister duo have resided in the Bishop area for years. Kirea worked with the elderly in home health care and Im not too sure about Jesse. He was just known to me as a big time party goer.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  getreal

Ain’t that great….If what you say is true, the girl was taking care of elderly people…in their homes….and (allegedly) dealing,and using meth and heroin.Got to wonder what the people employing her to do so,what they were thinking,and seeing.Just from her mugshot,I wouldn’t be hiring her to take care of any… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, how do you know for sure … she was not doing a good job for the people she looked after? .. It could be that she took good care of them .. doesn’t mean she was doing her work with them high on crack or coke, who knows? That… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

I never met a meth head that didn’t steal at every oppertunity

Reality Check
Reality Check
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Good assumption Wayne. Tweekers can’t even take care of their own health. If they cared about people’s well being, they would not deal drugs.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Reality Check

I agree with that Reality, Drug user’s come in all types and all walks of life. which is one of the reason why I can’t support the current laws where the stats are so disproportional to the reality of drug user’s, its a prime reflection of racism in our history,… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Thirty Thousand a year to lock them up, times 10. Still think we’re winning the war on drugs? My kids need new school books!!!

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble…So your answer to the drug problem is what?…just turn our backs on it,legalize it all,and hope for the best ?…Some of these people pictured here were caught with a LOT more than just a little bag of weed.They (allegedly) had coke,pills…and the things that go along with dope dealers….a… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Oh please! To you its “just a bag of weed” so why support the criminalization of that specific substance when we know how minor it is compared to some of the legals? why continue to waste the resources on that when the resources could be used for the more serious… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

J Frog……For the simple fact,in most cases….such as some of these arrests show,when your dealing weed,your dealing other,more dangerous drugs along with the weed.If you can sit around the house all day making big money dealing pot,many think why not deal the other stuff too….and make even more tax free… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

No Wayne, it isn’t necessarily so that if you are dealing weed, you’re dealing other drugs, yeah a fair amount of the time, people stick to one item to sell .. and people who usually sell weed, stick to weed alone. Some people multi task for ya lol. They sell… Read more »

J-Frizzle
J-Frizzle
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Well Wayne as long as it is criminalized, for the dealer, it will always be ‘right hand reefer, left hand (whatever else people will buy on the street)’.
I don’t even want to get into the benefits of hemp, I get to fired up. (The unstimulating hemp)

Legalize it. Tax it. Cultivate it. Live with it.
Legalize it. Tax it. Cultivate it. Live with it.
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

@ Wayne DeJa –

Well, we all know how successful Prohibition (the war on the demon rum) was.
LOL

The failure of Prohibition
The failure of Prohibition
8 years ago

Prohibition was instituted with ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on January 16, 1919, which prohibited the “…manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States…” Congress passed the “Volstead Act” on October 28, 1919,… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

wayne- yes!!

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

Yeah It’s too bad there is no “War on Homelessness” or a “War on Injustice” But of course there is no money to be made in those wars. And please explain to me why you would want to conserve the current system beside your own self preservation?

ferdinandlopez
ferdinandlopez
8 years ago

were gonna need a bigger jail

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  ferdinandlopez

Build it at the old Sheriff’s sub station.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago

Thanks to local law enforcement for doing their jobs.

If more arrests were made public, like in this article, perhaps it would act as an added deterrent for would-be criminals.

Good job Sierra Wave.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

So how many off duty officers get let off when they are just out and about having fun fishing and consuming beverages like most? Oh right I forgot, that doesn’t happen around these parts. . . .

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

There you go with the negative vibes Moriarty! Of course that happens at times around here and every where else. what’s the point. C’mon brother focus on the good.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

My point is how hypocritical some of these laws can be when enforced by those who do no better, and the way some pick and choose based on the core of ones heart. I try to focus on the good but lately I have had no real sheds of light… Read more »

Constitution USA on PBS
Constitution USA on PBS
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Sounds interesting DR.

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Jerry, Yeah I totally get it about it being hypocritical at times, but it isn’t always. You know I always give ya something to think about in a positive way. here’s always light around, the darkness will not over take the light. Just the fact that we are seeing people… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

The last time I was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in Bishop the officer let me go with a warning AND THANKED ME for owning up to my violation. The officer was so professional he absolutely left me in shock with my mouth hanging open. He also came… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Yeah … there are good cops Mark. And if you’re honest with them .. a lot of times they will give you a warning.

Dee
Dee
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Same for me, but I was clearly speeding well over the limit.
I got a lecture and that lecture and warning has me driving slower and with more care. The BPD officer was very professional and left me thinking about being more careful for others on the road.

Neoconservatives and race
Neoconservatives and race
8 years ago

Perhaps the biggest reason modern-day conservatives are thought of as racists is their opposition to affirmative action programs, hate crime legislation and quotas. Liberals believe that if special attention is devoted to “protecting” members of a particular race from racial inequality, racial harmony will ensue. Conservatives believe this to be… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago

With all due respect, who are you to tell us what “Liberals believe” and what “Conservatives believe”? You are just regurgitating tired stereotypes. I and liberal on many issues and conservative on others, yet I disagree with most of what you’ve written. And Rush Limbaugh is a joke to most… Read more »

A most disturbing fact
A most disturbing fact
8 years ago

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Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

Wikipedia as a reliable source of information? I hope you are aware that the information in there comes from anyone and everyone. There is no peer review, no bibliography, no independently auditable data sources, no guarantee that anything in Wikipedia is even half way truthful. You need to do a… Read more »

Thanks, but no thanks.
Thanks, but no thanks.
8 years ago

Thank you kindly Tortoise,
but I think I’d rather view Wikipedia as a viable source rather than .. ahem … you or talk-radio.

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Yeah I agree Dr. he is a horses ass .. some people see him as a hero .. some don’t. But I love how some seem to feel the need to call attention to it over and over and over. All of what you quoted … those one liners …… Read more »

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

Great arrests guys. Please keep up the good work and please ignore the stupid comments from the Adam Henry keyboard commandos who couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Our local police heads are big enough without you blowing them kisses.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Yeah that’s a sad scene if a officer actually gets his cage rattled by a blogging site!

Unleashed
Unleashed
8 years ago

Clearly the new administration took the leash off of the deputies and they are now allowed to be proactive and go out and do police work. I am betting hiring three proactive officers from MLPD also had something to do with it.

Not surprised
Not surprised
8 years ago

Funny, a few months after Craig Nelson’s article comes out! Discussing how deputies were ordered not to conduct traffic stops! Now for the first time in over a decade the sheriffs department releases this article? Looks like damage control to me! How’s that public relations thing working out for you… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

I hope you all are entertained by this, because that is all that we the people get out of this. It’s not like any of these efforts are making any kind of difference to the root problems, for instance people are more likely to use drugs now then when the… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago

The “speed bumps” tell the tale. I will never understand the attraction of ingesting a synthetic chemical that ruins your skin, rots your teeth, makes you feel like hell on the downside, and eventually eats your mind and leaves you homeless or in prison. The polar opposite of “cool”.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

It just goes to show how well Mono’s speed traps really works. Plus I think sierra girl is more right than wrong. Proving it is a different story.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

No mention of how much alcohol was involved in the capsized boat incident 🙂 I can picture the whole thing, straght out of Laurel and Hardy.

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
8 years ago

I happen to know they guy who capsized…No alcohol.He doesnt drink. Hes a large guy who got in the boat in a wrong way and it flipped on him. It happens all the time just not on opener day so its not reported. Nice assumption though.

Reality Check
Reality Check
8 years ago
Reply to  esfotoguy

There you go esfotogguy, confusing poor Desert Tortoise with the actual facts!

Mr. NRA
Mr. NRA
8 years ago

When to do we ever get to hear the Rest of the Stories about the Cause of Deaths on the Jarvis Kid and those two who died on the Rez? I am sure the Toxicology Reports are out by now?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Mr. NRA

I’m working on it. Stay tuned.
BK

Steve
Steve
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Please keep us up to date. I look forward to hearing about the results.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

I love how something as simple as tinted windows, speeding, and non operating lighting gives LEO’s the oppertunity to make arrests for drugs.

I guess dopers aren’t smart enough fix car lights, avoid speeding, and remove illegal tint when they’re up to no good.

good job law enforcement!

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

WOW,that’s a lot of arrests,and mug shots in one week…..enough to field a baseball team…plus a pinch-hitter if needed…GOOD JOB Mono County Law Enforcement……Lots of dope,and unsafe drivers off the streets….

briankeller
briankeller
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Sierra girl you nothing of what you run your mouth about.

sierragrl
sierragrl
8 years ago

funny how all but one of the traffic stops was of people of color. How sad that I think that is probably not a coincidence.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

I’m sure it has nothing to do with it. These people were pulled over for simple vehicle code violations. I’m sure others were pulled over for the same vehicle code violations cited and released because they gave officers no reason to search their vehicles. It’s as simple as everyone else… Read more »

Steve
Steve
8 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

Oh here comes the race card, forget about the crimes committed, just use race as an excuse. BTW, looking at the photos there are 4 Whites, 5 hispanic and 1 black. Looks pretty even to me.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Steve

The common factor among those pictured isn’t race

It’s stupidity, and it comes in all colors.

Sean
Sean
8 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

Sierralgrl, if you look more closely at the pictures/names and compare it to census data you see your accusation of racism is BS. I hope the bad guys the cops didn’t catch break into your house.

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

No Sean I don’t wish that on her .. but yeah .. it is bs to throw the race card out, especially as it is pointed out .. the race cards were pretty even. It is just the fashion now days to throw the race card out, most of the… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

I am disgusted with this sean character! Your telling us the cops catch all the bad guys and that is why I haven’t had a break into my house? That is such a messed up thing to say to anyone and I hope you have no authority over anybody because… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

LOL Jerry, can you imagine not having cops at all .. yeah sure .. there are some characters out there who shouldn’t be wearing a badge, not even as a mall cop. But if we didn’t have some sort of order, it would be a free for all .. yeah… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

So sweet! We are on the same page, “The System Is Messed UP” So don’t mind If I target the pillars and rafters that hold up the system. I am far from the type that thinks we can police ourselves, that’s what I mean when I say I do believe… Read more »

Dingo
Dingo
8 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

sierraglr, only dopes use dope. What’s funny is that these dopes gave law enforcement a reason to pull them over.