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Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze

Inyo Sheriff Lutze explains decision on K-9 ‘Bady’

Statement from Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze regarding removal of K-9 ‘Bady’ On May 25, 2018 I made the difficult decision to remove K-9 “Bady” from his handler.  It appears that some individuals want to make this a political issue.  It is not.  As the Sheriff, I have a duty to keep all members of […]

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Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze

More response on Inyo County budget

By Deb Murphy In response to the budget update at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, the Sheriff’s and Probation Department heads admit budget increases are out of control, literally, out of their respective controls. “Personnel costs are a big factor,” said Sheriff Bill Lutze. “Salaries haven’t gone up that much,” he said noting […]

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Business closure sparks concerns about Adventure Trails

He will keep his rental business going, but owner Randy Gillespie sent out a press release to say he will close the doors of Golden State Cycle at the end of June. Gillespie names the down economy, changing trends, internet competition and the delay of the Adventure Trail project as factors in his decision. Gillespie’s […]

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Crash and arrest in Lone Pine

Last Friday night in front of Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine a car crashed into a street light pole. The California Highway Patrol later made an arrest for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run. According to Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze, the collision took place just after 7:30 Friday night. Inyo […]

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ICSO still investigates organized thefts

In December, the Inyo Sheriff’s Office arrested three men in connection with equipment thefts from the Department of Water and Power. Now, the Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies are investigating other equipment thefts from several construction sites in Inyo, Kern and San Bernardino Counties. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze said easily moveable tools and other […]

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Sheriff looks into wolf-dog, dangerous dog ordinance

A recent local case involving a wolf-dog hybrid animal caught the attention of Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze. He has focused on the possibility of a new ordinance. An incident in Lone Pine drew attention to the possibility of a wolf-dog which attacked another dog. State law says that first generation wolf-dog hybrids are regulated and […]

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Inyo Sheriff talks school security

The bottom-line key to security and safety in our schools – vigilance. Earlier this week Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer held a meeting of school, law enforcement and mental health officials in the wake of the horrible shootings in Connecticut. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze was among law enforcement officials at the meeting. Sheriff […]

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Military plane crashes at Owens Dry Lake

Just before 4pm Thursday afternoon, several people saw a jet plane crash into the Owens Dry Lake. The pilot ejected and walked away. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department responded immediately to the report and sent units to the reported site. Lone Pine Fire and Ambulance rushed to the scene too. Scanner traffic over the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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Inyo, Mono, Bishop top cops have little to offer MLPD

Faced with their own financially pinched service levels, top cops in Inyo and Mono Counties seem doubtful that they can help Mammoth Lakes much with its manpower shortage in the police department. Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson and Lieutenant John Mair recently met with Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter and Undersheriffs Keith Hardcastle of Inyo […]

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