DECEASED MAN FOUND BEHIND MAMMOTH LAKES RESIDENCE
DECEASED MAN FOUND BEHIND MAMMOTH LAKES RESIDENCE
Date of Event: August 21, 2014 at 12:35pm.
Type of Event: 278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order.
Location: US Highway 95 near the Walker Lake area.
Suspect: SCHAT, Angel Jacoba. 43 year old female, Bishop Resident.
On Thursday, August 21 at 12:35pm, the Bishop Police Department received a request from Sean Singleton for a welfare check on his 4 year old son living in Bishop.
Singleton also told police the mother might be in the Reno Nevada area, and he believed she might be trying to leave the state.
The residence in Bishop where the mother and child were believed to be at was checked; it was determined no one was at the residence, and it appeared to be vacant. Bishop Police immediately distributed a “Be on the lookout” with local agencies; all counties within California, as well as neighboring states.
Further information was gathered regarding SCHAT, and it was determined the child may be in danger while in the care of his mother and she was not allowed to take the child out of Inyo County.
With assistance from the California Highway Patrol, the Bishop Police Department issued an AMBER Alert for the blue 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by SCHAT, Angel Jacoba.
Information was sent nationwide regarding the child abduction.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was also notified.
At 5:21pm, we received information that SCHAT might be at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Reno Nevada.
Video surveillance showed SCHAT, and the 4 year old child leaving the airport in the blue Chevy Silverado in an unknown direction of travel. At 7:34pm; the Chevy Silverado was possibly seen in Lee Vining, California; but the vehicle was never located.
At 8:40pm, the Bishop Police Department received notification that SCHAT had been located on US Highway 95 around the Walker Lake area.
Mineral County Nevada Deputies received a 911 call from a subject who was behind the Chevy Silverado and deputies were able to stop the vehicle. SCHAT; reportedly resisted arrest and deputies had to use force to subdue her. A plastic toy handgun was also located inside the vehicle.
SCHAT, Angel Jacoba was arrested on child abduction charges as well as possible new charges with Mineral County Nevada.
SCHAT will be extradited back to Bishop as soon as possible and will be charged with 278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order and 273(a) PC-Child Endangerment.
August 21, 2014
The Inyo County District Attorney’s office announced today that Bishop-area resident Rebecca Bragdon has entered pleas of “guilty” to misappropriation of public funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
The pleas arose from charges that she embezzled funds from the Fairgrounds when she was employed as an office manager from July 2012 through July 2013. The matter was originally investigated by the Inland Division of the California Highway Patrol.
Ms. Bragdon plead guilty to violating Penal Code section 424, commonly known as misappropriation of public funds, and Penal Code section 470, commonly known as forgery. Both charges are felonies.
Under the terms of an agreed disposition, Ms. Bragdon may be ordered to serve up to one year in the Inyo County Jail and will be placed on five years of formal probation. Probation terms will include requirements that she pay restitution and be subject to search for stolen property, as well as any other terms as may be deemed appropriate by the sentencing court.
By entering the pleas, she will also be barred from holding any public office. The term of incarceration will be determined by the court at the time of sentencing.
Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to District Attorney Tom Hardy at 760.878.0282 or 760.873.6657.
Three public forums to discuss Bishop Airport Layout Plan:
On August 25 and 26, Inyo County Public Works (ICPW) will be participating in a series of public meetings to present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to interested community members.
The Bishop ALP builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.
Earlier in July, Clint Quilter, ICPW Director, discussed the potential availability of federal and state funding to develop and implement the ALP at both the Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee and Board of Supervisors meetings.
Recently, ICPW has been presenting details of the ALP to elected officials, community service providers, and other local leaders, and is now excited to offer a multimedia presentation with details of the ALP and host question and answer and open comment sessions at three public forums.
On Monday evening at the Bishop City Hall starting at 7 pm; on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Independence at 11:30 am; and on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm at the Sierra Life Flight Hangar at the Bishop Airport, ICPW and Wadell Engineering Corporation, the expert airport consultant in charge of developing the ALP, will make a 20 minute presentation with slides and photos.
Afterwards, the public is welcome to ask questions, express support, and/or raise potential concerns.
“We’re are aware that people have busy schedules and wanted to give community members a few different options, in terms of time and place, to weigh in on the ALP,” said Quilter. “So far the reaction we’ve received has been very positive and we’ve received several letters of support for the project. At these public meetings we’re hoping to hear from all interested parties.”
The Bishop Airport is a vital part of the community that receives daily flights, both public and private.
Originally constructed in 1929, the airport currently has flights delivering express goods and mail, flights for emergency medical situations, firefighting flights, and private flights for pleasure, business travelers and airplane aficionados.
Today, 10 years after the Board of Supervisors adoption of the Bishop Airport Master Plan, the Bishop Airport is in need of critical, safety-related infrastructure improvements. In April of 2011, years of hard work between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came to fruition with the County obtaining an easement in perpetuity for all airport related use at the Bishop Airport from the City of Los Angeles.
The easement gave Inyo County property rights and permission to handle all improvements and upgrades at the airport and, in turn, paved the way for the County to apply for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding to implement the strategies laid out in the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan.
“We’re really focused on obtaining federal and state funding for the pressing, safety-related needs at the airport,” said Quilter. “However, we’re also keeping our eye on the bigger picture as we plan these improvements. We want to keep our options open to potentially provide expanded capabilities and improved services at the airport.”
The City of Bishop Community Services Department would like to congratulate the 2014 D-league softball champions the Reds.
The Reds had a season record of 10-0, sweeping through the playoffs and the championship game.
Darren Spoonhunter, Jon Frankson , Willie Falck, Jordan Frankson, Dena Mason, Hannah Frankson, Cienna Martinez, Earl Lent 3rd, Teehena Duckey, Wade Williams, Lisa Weaver, James Napoles