Two Mammoth Police Officers respond to string of crimes

MLPD 3-23-10** NEWS  RELEASE **

Suspect, Evan Jack Lewis of Mammoth Lakes.

Suspect, Evan Jack Lewis of Mammoth Lakes.

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE ARREST BURGLAR/ARSONIST

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 19, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers responded to a call of an intoxicated man who had just left a local hotel.   While searching for the person in sub-zero temperatures, the two officers were called away to handle a domestic violence in progress call.

After handling that, they returned to the area of South Frontage Road to continue their search.  While doing so they noticed that windows were broken at Jalapeno’s Restaurant on South Frontage Road and that there was smoke and heat inside the building.  The Fire Department responded and put out a small fire that appeared to have been lit for warmth.  The suspect was gone but it was determined that cash was missing from the register.

Officers were able to continue their search and more footprints were found which led to a residence on Callahan Way.  The occupants were contacted and the officers’ investigation resulted in the arrest of Evan Jack Lewis, age 18, of Mammoth Lakes for burglary and arson.  Evidence connecting Lewis to the crime at Jalapeno’s was recovered and he was booked at the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.

 

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ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

ill bet one of you knew this guy,knew he was a criminal and didnt do a thing about it.coooool eh?

Steve K
Steve K
9 years ago

The bunny eyes crack me up.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago

I can remember a few weeks ago…a story about crime in Mammoth Lakes and the reduction of Law Enforcement officers coming,and how it’s going to turn the area into the “wild,wild west”….with dangerous criminals allowed to do what they do…With this latest story,and arrest here,I got to ask (and chuckle… Read more »

Alroy Barlow
Alroy Barlow
9 years ago

Just give this Kid probation, he’s just a kid 🙂

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago
Reply to  Alroy Barlow

Alroy….Doubt if you’d think that way if he broke into your home,or business,burgerized the place,and then before leaving wanted to warm up a little,so he set the place on fire….

Eastern Sierra Local
Eastern Sierra Local
9 years ago

They should have use “red eye reduction” on that picture.

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

this poor guy is just misunderstood,im sure its his first offense

Steve
Steve
9 years ago

Sean I’m sure that if there were no layoffs then this crime would not happen right? Give me a break.

Frank
Frank
9 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Give you a break? Why? The crime would still happen, and the alleged perp would still be at large, emboldened to commit further crimes. No breaks for short sighted posters.

Steve
Steve
9 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Then why don’t we make everyone a law enforcement officer, then there will be no crimes right? Crinimal activity will happen no matter what, but the key is to have a deterrent such as a very harsh punishment for the offender. Does anyone remember the country of Singapore and how… Read more »

Jeremiah's Alter Ego
Jeremiah's Alter Ego
9 years ago
Reply to  Frank

“alleged perp would still be at large, emboldened to commit further crimes” Sounds like speculation to me. I can’t back up this current justice system that systematically only serves and protects half the time while in these rural county’s they tend to take what they can get and make high… Read more »

Sean F
Sean F
9 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve- this crime would have still happened but others may not. The difference in this case is the suspect most likely would have got away and a building might have burnt down. Or maybe he would pass out and die in the snow. The cops may not have had the… Read more »

Tim
Tim
9 years ago
Reply to  Sean F

Excellent summary of what will likely happen when Mammoth PD gets past the point of cutting fat to where they are cutting bone. I’ve come to the conclusion that a city government’s chief priorities should police, fire/ems, and streets. The rest is just bonus but when it comes down to… Read more »

Sean F
Sean F
9 years ago

Just watch what happens when staff cuts take effect. The cuts being made to the PD are gambling with people’s lives and the safety of the community.

Mark
Mark
9 years ago
Reply to  Sean F

City council is trading public safety for tourist dollars.

GREED IS ALL IT IS.

Morons

Alroy Barlow
Alroy Barlow
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Then why don’t you Pay their Fat Salaries, yea, try putting your money where your mouth Is, all talk & no play hahahaha

SkiJohn
SkiJohn
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

No, the morons are the ones who think we can do without tourists. We would dry up and blow away if it wasn’t for our tourism department.

Mark
Mark
9 years ago
Reply to  SkiJohn

dry up and blow away? That’s a precognitive worry yet to be proven.

You’re giving the tourism department way to much credit.

Families have been vacationing in Mono County for a hundred years.

Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus
9 years ago
Reply to  Mark

it takes one to know one, eh Mark?
Yeah, the sky is falling too and we’re all gonna die! LOL!
Gimme a break!

Mark
Mark
9 years ago
Reply to  Baby Jesus

“the sky is falling too and we’re all gonna die!”

That’s basically what SkiJohn is saying if we don’t spend money on tourism.

I say Gimme a break ;))