Standoff and arrest

 

(icso.jpgPress Release – ICSO)  On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at about 11:42 A.M., Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance from Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Tribal Police responded to the area of Pa Me Lane regarding a male subject threatening a Southern California Edison Employee with a firearm.  The Edison Employee was working near the male subject’s property at the time.  The male subject barricaded himself inside of a residence upon Law Enforcements arrival.

The male subject was identified as, 38 year old Samuel Wayne Vega Jr.  After a brief standoff, Vega’s family along with personnel from the Sheriff’s Department talked Vega into exiting the residence where he was taken into custody.  Vega was transported to the Inyo County Jail where he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats and a felon in possession of a firearm.  Vega is being held on a $25,000.00 bond.

 

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Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Mark and Wayne, your last few comments kind of suck! 99%of the people in all our communities are good people.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….Have you checked out the Inyo County Sheriffs web-site and it’e “citizen RIMS” ?….and the revolving door it is for some in and out of jail….and back in again….then out…and then in ?..and some of the charges they are facing….over and over again…Maybe politically correct to say “99 % of… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, I can go on for hours about our revolving door court system. Bottom line is our whole legal system is totally stacked against the poor and uneducated. If these folks had enough money to pay there fines and legal fees, there wouldn’t be a third of them going to… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….Think what you want ….

DESCO
DESCO
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

99% is way to big a number. 75% maybe. Look at the daily Inyo sheriffs crime report.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

Mark…..yep !!

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Common factor is the Res Wayne

Pedro
Pedro
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark,
Care to expand on the “Res” comment? First, we’re talking two examples from two different neighborhoods. Second, some of our worst behaved citizens sometimes live in the biggest, whitest houses.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Judging by the likes I’ll leave the explaining to someone else.

But I will add no wonder I was told by a Bishop P.D. LEO he didn’t want to go on the RES without a hand grenade.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark- Bishop PD does not go the the res. The sheriff covers it. And I bet that officer would be fired if he admitted to making that comment.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Pedro…My comment wasn’t supposed to come across as racist by any means….in fact,quite the contrary….In my community,some of the worst kind of people living on the res are caucasion…not stereo-typing or trying to bad-mouth the Native-Americans at all.

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

You know what? You two are just taking up air waves because you like to see yourself online, just like a troll (Mark and Wayne)… Don’t give me this about how the law enforcement would say they wouldn’t go on the Reserve (Rez) without a hand grenade? what a coward… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

This type of thing doesn’t just happen with Edison….A few years ago,one week I left a door-hanger at a residence on the res for an over-due TV cable bill…and when it still wasn’t paid by the following week I was sent there again to shut-off…while doing it,the front door of… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Is she still getting FREE cable ?

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
8 years ago

Back-up from TRIBAL POLICE ? Are they SWORN officers and do they have any authority OFF the res. ? Last I heard, the tribal police consisted of a chief,only. I know that the sheriff up in Mineral County, (Hawthorne,Nevada) deputized all the tribal police officers from the Walker River Res.… Read more »

Joel
Joel
8 years ago

Looks like Edison got what they deserved when they trespass on private property. The police took in the wrong guy, Edison thinks they can do whatever the hell they want. Karmas a b%#*ch.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Joel

They are allowed to read their meters. That’s not trespassing. BK

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

Odd perspective there Joel. Until you’re capable and willing to supply all of your own electricity needs, Edison has the legal right to enter your property – it’s not trespassing. If you don’t want them entering your property then cancel your contract with them and live in the dark. As… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago

Glad cooler heads prevailed in this incident.

GW
GW
8 years ago

“Hey, if I scare the Edison meter reader away, they’ll never shut off our power again! Yeah, that’s it.” Just Wow!

earl duran
earl duran
8 years ago

Twenty grand is that all for bail? that seems very low.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  earl duran

earl duran….THAT is part of what I was saying in a different story and post…..how the court system seems to work….arrest….in jail….out….in….out…..in…out,and back in again.If you check out the “citizen RIMS” on the Inyo County Sheriff web-site,you’d see what I mean…from checking out the arrests and inmates,I get the feeling… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

I’m thinking he probably wasn’t sober

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

So then why throw a terrorist threat on him if he’s potentially liquefied by the booze? this terrorist threat stuff is ridiculous… I mean what kind of pressures did this individual have going on at the time? because we would take that into consideration if it was a sports star… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

I guess,in ways,I have to agree with you….why the extra charge when,with the other charges and that infamous” felon in possession of a firearm” kinda shows this isn’t his first rodeo…When his day in court comes….if he has one and these charges here aren’t pleaded down to next to nothing,like… Read more »