Two arrested in Bishop in connection with stolen vehicle

Bishop Police Department press release

On Monday, September 19, 2016, at approximately 9:45 A.M., the Bishop Police Department received a call requesting assistance to the Denny’s Restaurant for a male and female couple refusing to pay their bill and arguing with staff.

The primary officer soon met with the male suspect and learned the female had driven away moments earlier. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle the two suspects were using had been stolen out of Texas. The male suspect resisted the detention but was soon taken into custody.

Assisting officers canvassed for the stolen vehicle and the female suspect. She and the stolen vehicle were soon located.

As a result of this investigation, Joseph Daniel Laskach, age 29, and Jessica Ann Taylor, age 28, both of Illinois, were taken into custody and booked on felony counts: 10851(a) VC Vehicle Theft and 182(A)(1) PC Conspiracy to Commit Crime.

Laskach was also charged with: 69 PC Obstruct and Resisting an Executive Officer; 148.9(A) PC Providing a False Name to a Police Officer; 11377(A) H&S Possession of a Controlled Substance and 11364 H&S Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia.

Both suspects were transported to the Inyo County Jail.

The investigation is continuing at this time, and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.

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Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

Trouble…..and on their way back to Illinois.

Maddawg
Maddawg
5 years ago

Can’t blame them for not wanting to pay for Dennis food!! Lol

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

They are probally out on bail already.

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago

Right about now I bet they’re wishing they would have just paid their bill and rolled on down the road in their stolen vehicle…or maybe not, maybe they’re really that stupid.
Drugs will end you kids, stay away from them if you love your freedom.

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

Rick….Doesn’t it seem that way ?…..I can remember a story a while back about a guy with warrants and transporting meth in a vehicle with expired registration ….high on dope and speeding down Sherwin Grade at 90 MPH…..but can’t remember if the car was a stolen vehicle or not…I kinda… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
5 years ago

Another fine example of the complexity of the criminal mind…make a big stink and draw attention to yourself while driving an out of state stolen car.

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

That will teach them to leave a better tip in Bishop!