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Eastern Sierra News for June 13, 2024

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: 

On June 6th, Jeffrey Barnes was arrested after a brief pursuit on an off road motorcycle starting north of Fish Springs and ending south of Aberdeen.

A Sheriff’s Investigator was driving northbound shortly after 1:00pm when he noticed the motorcycle near Fish Springs; the driver resembled Barnes and the Investigator attempted a vehicle stop.

Barnes failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. Barnes fled southbound on Fish Springs Road and the pursuing officer lost sight of him near Tinnemaha Campground.

Officers from CHP and Fish and Wildlife assisted; however, a Department of Water and Power employee was first to notice Barnes and flagged down a deputy. Barnes was taken into custody without injury and booked at the Inyo County Jail.

Barnes was wanted in connection with a March 2017 home invasion/robbery in Lone Pine, and had an outstanding felony warrant for robbery, burglary, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

On June 2nd, Oscar Alvarado and Emilio Orozco were taken into custody following a thorough investigation into the Lone Pine home invasion in March. The public’s assistance is still requested in locating Mario Torres. The public is reminded that Torres should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

Anyone with any information that can assist in locating Torres is asked to contact the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383. You can remain anonymous.

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release

Request for Assistance

In March of 2017, the Inyo Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion/robbery in Lone Pine.

Mario Torres

The victim was assaulted and his residence was burglarized. Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators conducted a thorough investigation and learned Oscar Alvarado, Emilio Orozco, Jeffery Barnes and Mario Torres were involved. Oscar Alvarado and Emilio Orozco were arrested Friday June 2nd without incident; Barnes and Torres are still outstanding.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jeffrey Barnes and Mario Torres – both are considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

Jeffrey Barnes

 

Anyone with any information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383.

You can remain anonymous.

Mario Torres Age: 29 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Torres has a felony warrant for robbery, burglary, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Last known residence: Lone Pine, CA.

Jeffrey Barnes Age: 30 Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown Barnes has a felony warrant for robbery, burglary, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Last known residence: Bishop, CA.

Oscar Alvarado

 

 

Emilio Orozco