Increase in burglaries, thefts in Bishop area

BPD press release

There has been an increase in burglaries and thefts in the Bishop area. During the month of July there were 12 burglaries, six felony vandalisms, and five petty thefts from unlocked vehicles.

The crimes appear to target mostly unlocked vehicles and unoccupied homes; however two of the recent burglaries involved locked homes while the residences were occupied.

The Sheriff’s Office has received some tips from the public regarding the crime spree; all potential leads are being investigated thoroughly. We are still asking that the public report any suspicious activity.

Some residents may be using security cameras; if this is the case and you record anything that may be tied to the burglaries please contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-878-0383 so a Deputy can review the footage.

We want residents to know that most all of the recent thefts and burglaries are taking place when it’s dark (late at night or very early morning).

Always lock your vehicles and homes (including windows);
Never leave valuables inside your vehicle;
Keep your garage door closed and locked;
Consider motion-sensitive lighting for your yard;
If you have a home alarm system –use it;
Be a good neighbor, stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity.


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8 Responses to Increase in burglaries, thefts in Bishop area

  1. The facts September 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Yeah increase in meth use means increase in theft ….why are there so many meth users walking among bishop now and nothing is being done about it? Bishop is not what it was four years ago it’s drug infested and unsafe to live in…so why not move to a city…and the horrible part is it’s no longer safe to raise your kids around but nothing being done about any of it..

  2. O'Truth August 7, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    There is a Meth & Heroin epidemic in the area, mostly out in the Reservation but also in Bishop.

  3. DESCO August 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    What neighborhoods?

  4. CarbonFootPrint August 5, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Thanks again Jerry Brown for AB109 and the uninformed voters of CA for Prop 47.

    • Low Inyo August 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      CarbonFootPrint…..Instead of being political here and blaming Gov. Brown and AB109,two things to do here…first,heed the advise with the list of things to do at the bottom part of the article….and,for Christ’s sake,if this has been going on for some time now in a known area,do what you gotta do to end it….set up some type of neighborhood watch…..take care of your own neighbors and neighborhood..don’t ignore the problem untill it happens to you…don’t expect the white knight to come riding in to save the day….in the olden days,this problem would’ve been solved long ago…the longer these clowns keep getting away with what they are doing,especially breaking into occupied homes,the more the chance someone’s going to get hurt….or worse..burglarers or robbers don’t sit back and wait for a resident to dial 9-1-1 before they do something bad.

      • Tinner August 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

        If my dogs barking doesn’t detour and scare the crap out of somebody breaking into my house they will be facing directly into my 2nd Amendment that Governor Brown, Gavin Newsome, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi and so many other California liberal politicians are trying very hard to take away from us. “For Christ’s sake” those idiots want us to create neighborhood watches and call and wait for police, what if there is no neighborhood? What if you live in a rural area and police can’t get there in time? “In the olden days” anyone entering a home uninvited got dealt with on the spot.
        How is that for being political? Increased burglaries IS a political.

        • Low Inyo August 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

          Tinner….if you want to make it political,state the facts and not trying with a list of Liberals and Democrats “trying to take everyone’s guns away”….which is not the case at all…as far as the Second Amendment rights,I totally agree with you…in most cases of a robbery or burglary,like I said,the robber or burglar doesn’t wait around for someone to call 9-1-1 or wait for Law Enforcement to arrive….and still,in most cases,if someone enters your home late-night with the intention of robbing or burglarizing the place…nothing has really changed any….deal with it on the spot….then call Law Enforcement….

        • Cris August 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

          No one is trying to take away anyone’s 2nd Amendment right. Take off your tin foil hat. You’ll think more clearly.


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