Man arrested on felony charges after altercation with Bishop police

BPD press release

Last night at about 8:30 PM, a BPD Sergeant on patrol noticed an agitated male in front of businesses on the 100 block of S. Main St. Upon contacting the man, the Sergeant recognized him as Benjamin Bloom. While investigating further, the Sergeant determined Bloom was under the influence of a stimulant-type drug.

Bloom sensing an arrest challenged the Officers and began fighting with them. During the intense struggle, the suspect attempted several times to remove the Officer’s gun from its holster. The Sergeant and the Officer sustained damaged equipment and a minor injury.

27-year-old Bloom was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and then booked into the Inyo County Jail on the following charges:

69(a) PC (Felony): Threats or violence to deter police from performing official duty; resisting by force or violence

148(d) PC (Felony): Resisting, attempt to take firearm from Peace Officer

243(b) PC (Misd.): Battery on a Peace Officer

Anyone having witnessed Bloom’s conduct or this event, please contact the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.

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12 Responses to Man arrested on felony charges after altercation with Bishop police

  1. Earl Duran February 3, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Dumb Ass.

  2. mouthpiece February 3, 2017 at 5:04 am #

    Here we ago again……i wonder how many officers had their body cameras on? Why do they, or would they,need, or ne asking the public, for additional witnesses, if they had their cameras rolling? They wouldn’t.

    • Allee Nelson February 3, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      What are you implying?

      • Low Inyo February 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

        Allee Nelson….was thinking the same thing when I read the post by mouthpiece….maybe what the BPD should have done,according to mouthpiece is turned their backs on the situation,or when confronted,maybe let the suspect just beat the hell out of them or be taking their weapons…..

    • Charles O. Jones February 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      Eye witness accounts are always better to have than not, regardless of whether body cameras were in use. But I agree, in this day and age there’s no reasonable excuse for law enforcement officers not be wearing body cameras. They can protect the officers as well as the citizens.

      • Struthmate February 5, 2017 at 12:00 am #

        They protect Officers way more than the people they deal with 1000%…. not because the Officers are doing ANYTHING wrong…..

  3. Rick O'Brien February 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

    Maybe if they keep him behind bars long enough, he could kick his (dope, speed, crank, meth, whatever, ) habit…

    • Low Inyo February 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

      Agree with Rick 100 %….but chances are,out in a few days,at the most…..months before anykind of trial…..and then dropping some of the charges when some defense lawyer claims some type of police misconduct……then comes the plea bargain,and a slap on the wrist penalty….and back out on the streets again, and raising hell only to be arrested again….in my little town of Lone Pine,see it over and over again with the same offenders in and out of jail like a revolving door… penalty… consequences… lesson learned,as well as no jail time to get clean and sober….sometimes all it takes to straighten out is a few months in a cell…

  4. Jason Senner February 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    At least there is one Sergeant left at the Bishop Police Department who knows what he is doing!!!! #noselfiesforhim

  5. Tinner February 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    Kids, if you do enough drugs, this is what you will look like.

  6. Roy February 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    Trying to take a officers gun he is darn lucky he didn’t get shot..

    • Tbone February 3, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      Good thing he was white.


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