According to the Bishop Police department, on May 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm, driver Julio Rangel was stopped for a minor traffic infraction
by a Bishop Police Officer. A passenger was also inside the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. The vehicle was stopped in the Smart and final parking lot, north main street, Bishop. During the contact, Officers became suspicious of the occupants and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers recovered the following amounts of suspected illegal drugs inside the vehicle;
1 Kilogram of Cocaine
3 pounds of Methamphetamine
1.3 pounds of Heroin.
Ramon Anton Perez Figueroa (age 32 of Los Angeles), and Julio Salvador Rangel (age 30 of Los Angeles) were arrested for various drug related charges. Both subjects were transported to the Inyo County Jail, where they are both being held for $250,000.00 bail and waiting arraignment. Charges include, possession of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, transportation/sell controlled substance, transportation/sell narcotic between counties, and giving false identification to a police officer.
The Bishop Police Department would like to thank the Inyo Narcotic Enforcement Team for their assistance in this case.
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Saturday Morning incident leads to Arrest, 3 injured officers
The Bishop Police department is reporting the arrest of 36-year old Kevin Curtis Brown. According to Bishop Police department public information officer Katie Coffman, units were called to the 400th block of East line street early Saturday morning. Just after 1:00am officers were sent to the area for a welfare check. According to Coffman, Brown fled the scene on foot resulting in a foot pursuit conducted by the bishop police department with assistance from the Inyo County Sheriffs department. Brown was apprehended and taken to Bishop’s Northern Inyo Hospital for a standard evaluation before being transported to Inyo County Jail.
While at Northern Inyo, Coffman indicates that Brown attempted to escape. That effort resulted in three officers being injured. Brown is facing a list of charges that include a violation of probation, domestic battery, obstructing an officer, battery causing serious injury and possession of a controlled substance.
Kevin Curtis Brown was booked into Inyo County Jail in Independence just after 5am Saturday.
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According to the Bishop Police department the incident played out Saturday evening in east Bishop.
On Saturday, February 28, 2015 at about 8:50 PM, Officers from the Bishop Police Department responded to the area of the 300 block of East Line Street regarding a report of someone brandishing a firearm.
Upon arrival, Officers located the Victim, Danielle Jordan. Jordan had obvious injuries and reported to the Officers that she had been attacked by September Downey, age 38 of Bishop. Jordan claimed that Downey had assaulted her with an unknown type of firearm and that she had been rendered unconscious as a result of the assault. The attack had been witnessed by others in the area.
According to the Bishop Police Department, “further investigation revealed that the weapon was a replica firearm/ BB Gun and that Jordan had been shot and beaten with the BB gun during the assault.”
The suspect, Downey, was located a short time later at her residence and taken into custody without incident. Jordan was treated at Northern Inyo Hospital for her injuries.
Downey was subsequently booked at Inyo County Jail on various charges, including Attempted Homicide, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Causing Great Bodily Injury, and Violation of Probation. Downey’ Bail is currently set at $500,000.
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MARSH, Dolores Kay. 53 years old, Bishop Resident.
Bishop Police Department statement:
On Thursday, February 5, 2015 after an almost 2 year investigation, the Bishop Police Department arrested Dolores Kay Marsh for a
felony warrant. The Bishop Police Department investigated back in April of 2013, a complaint from Inyo Mono Body shop, where
suspected funds had been stolen from the business. The investigation was handled within the police department and then turned over to the Office of the Attorney General-State of California for further investigation into the missing funds.
As a result of the completed investigation, the Office of the Attorney General determined; Dolores Kay Marsh should be charged with
stealing in excess of $300,000.00 from Inyo Mono Body Shop. An arrest warrant was issued by the Office of the Attorney General
and Bishop Police Officers acted on the warrant and arrested Marsh early Thursday morning.
Marsh was transported to the Bishop Police Department, where the bail was set at $50,000.00 for the felony warrant. The listed
charges within the warrant are: 5 counts of 487 PC-Grand Theft and 5 counts of 471 PC-Forgery: Altering entries in books and
records. Marsh posted bail and was released with a court date.
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Members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and other criminal justice agencies are busy planning the fourth annual Shop-with-a-Cop, scheduled for Saturday, December 13. This is a special day where local law enforcement helps families in the Eastern Sierra have a nice Christmas. Children from disadvantaged families are identified by the various departments. On Saturday morning, the children are picked up at their homes by the police officer “partner” and taken to breakfast.
After breakfast, they respond code three (red lights and siren) from breakfast to K-Mart in Bishop where they are each provided with $200 to shop for Christmas for their families. After shopping, volunteers wrap the gifts and the officers and their new partner travel home where an early Christmas celebration begins.
K-Mart has been very generous in providing additional gift cards and all the wrapping materials.
The goal is to provide Christmas for 50 families in the Eastern Sierra. That means $10,000 must be raised. Various organizations and individuals have provided funds, more are needed. Anyone interested in making a donation may drop it off at either the Mammoth Lakes Police Department or Bishop Police Department. Checks should be made to MLPOA with “Shop-with-a-Cop” written in the “For” line.
And, if anyone is having a difficult time getting into the spirit of the holidays, drop by K-Mart around ten in the morning on December 13 and volunteer to wrap gifts. It’s guaranteed you’ll leave feeling much better about yourself!
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4-Year-Old Child Unharmed, Mother Faces Child Abduction Charges Upon Arrest
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.
The 4 year old was unharmed and was taken into protective custody.
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.