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Inyo Sheriff Weapons Bust last night in Bishop

(Press Release from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office) BISHOP, CA, May 20, 2020 – On May 19 at approximately 10:30 PM, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted and arrested Bishop resident and convicted felon, 48-year old Keeneeh Watterson, for active Inyo County Arrest Warrants. Watterson was arrested without incident and transported to the Inyo County Jail. Inyo […]

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Update on Death Valley Body Recovery

Update on Death Valley Body Recovery [UPDATE: 4/07/2020- Sierra Wave spoke with the Inyo County Coroner’s Office to follow-up on this story. We found out the following: The decedent was William David Namahoe, a 55-years-old single male from Modesto, Calif. with family in Tracy. He reportedly worked at Costco and was described as someone who […]

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Carma Roper, Public Information Officer -Inyo Sheriff  and  Bernadette Johnson, Superintendent Manzanar released a joint release on the remains discovered in October on Mt. Whitney and the DNA results. INYO COUNTY, CA. January 3, 2020 – On October 7, 2019, two hikers discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl”, above the […]

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Missing Hiker Deceased

NORTH LAKE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST), CA. November 7, 2019 – On November 4 (evening), Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a missing hiker. The reporting party said that Alan Stringer, a 40-year old man from Huntington Beach, had planned on hiking somewhere out of the Bishop area on Sunday but failed to return home […]

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Inyo County officials recommend residents be ready to evacuate in dangerous areas

Press release from Inyo County An atmospheric river, a narrow corridor of concentrated moisture, will take aim at Inyo County and the State of California this weekend with heavy precipitation, high snow levels and soils that are already saturated from recent storms. Moderate precipitation starts 01/07/17, but the brunt of the storm will occur 01/08/17, […]

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Wanted-felon Andreas arrested after standoff

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately noon today the Inyo County Special Enforcement Detail, which is made up of Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department and tactical medics of the Olancha Fire Department, responded to an anonymous tip that Richard Farrell Andreas Jr., was “hiding out” in a residence in Lone Pine. Andreas was […]

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Bishop woman arrested in Riverside stabbing, robbery

Monday and Tuesday, Inyo Sheriff and Bishop Police officers were on the look out for a 25-year-old Bishop woman wanted for stabbing and beating an 80-year-old woman in the Riverside area.  Shannon Lynn Jones didn’t make it back to Inyo.  Police arrested her in Riverside County for a  string of alleged crimes including attempted murder, […]

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Five go to hospital from Ft. Independence wreck

At Fort Independence Wednesday morning, a parked vehicle blocked the view of two motorists who collided, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said that 22-year-old Emerald Mason drove out of a driveway and tried to turn north on Willow Lane in Fort Independence. Another car, driven by 51-year-old William Ratchford was traveling northbound […]

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Address verification for safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    (Inyo Sheriff’s Department) Neighborhood Notice – Address Verification Project Geographic Technologies Group has been contracted by Inyo County to verify addresses throughout the County.  This project is important to ensure that emergency vehicles, first responders, and public safety officials can be efficiently dispatched to correct addresses. Field work will include address […]

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INET eradicates 4,000 marijuana plants

The second marijuana eradication operation this summer unfolded on Inyo National Forest lands outside of Lone Pine on Tuesday.  The Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team reported that agents eradicated about 4,000 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $10 million dollars.  It was the end of August when Mono narcotics agents reported the eradication of […]

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