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June Lake Accident sends one to the hospital

Truck vs. Bicyclist Collision Friday in June Lake

59 year old Bicyclist Sally Timp of Anchorage Alaska sustains major injures

A vehicle vs Bicyclist accident Friday morning in June Lake resulted in a Alaska woman being flow to Reno with major injuries.  The California Highway Patrol Accident report indicates that 68-year old James Bortolotti of Temple City California was behind the wheel of a 2000 Chevy Silverado that struck Timp.

The CHP Bridgeport area accident report:

On Friday, September 18, 2015, at approximately 10:17 A.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communication Center (BICC) received a report of an injury collision involving a black Chevrolet truck and a bicyclist on SR-158, at the ski lift.

The preliminary investigation by CHP indicates Party #1 (James Bortolotti) was traveling southbound on SR-158, south of the north junction with Northshore Drive.  Party #2 (Sally Timp) was riding a bicycle traveling southbound near the right edge of the roadway of SR-158.  As Party #1 approached Party #2, he failed to notice Party #2.  Due to his unsafe speed for the lighting and traffic conditions,  Party #1 was unable to safely pass Party #2.  As a result, Party #1 struck the rear of the bicycle and Party #2.  Party #2 was ejected from the bicycle and sustained major injuries.  Party #2 was transported by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital, then airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

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Sparks Woman killed in Saturday Crash

Accident on highway 395 near Crowley Lake leaves one dead, two with serious injuries

CHP Accident report:

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, at approximately 8:42 am, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area officers were dispatched to a solo vehicle rollover collision on US-395 southbound, north of Crowley Lake Drive.  Personnel from the CHP Bishop Area Office, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Emergency Medical Services, and Long Valley Fire Department also responded to the scene to assist.

The preliminary investigation indicates Sherry Johnson, age 53 of Sparks Nevada,  was driving a 2005 Ford F-250 southbound on US-395, north of Crowley Lake Drive.  For unknown reasons, the driver allowed the vehicle to drift onto the right shoulder of the roadway where it collided with two metal paddle markers and a highway sign.  The vehicle then veered across all southbound lanes and into the center divide, where it overturned and came to rest on its wheels.  The driver of the vehicle (Sherry Johnson) was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Two passengers in the vehicle were transported by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital, and airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.  Passengers include 46-year old Sparks resident Donald Karwoski and a 12-year old male from Reno.  The preliminary investigation suggests fatigue may have been a factor in the collision.  Officers from the CHP Bridgeport Area are handling the collision investigation.  The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.

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Sunday Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash on Laurel Canyon Road

The Mono County Sheriffs department is confirming the identity of the man killed Sunday in a single vehicle accident.  The Crash occurred on Sunday just minutes after 6pm claiming the life of Mark Jacoby, of Fresno.

According to the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport office, on Sunday, June 7th,  at approximately 6:03 pm, a 2007 Toyota 4Runner was traveling eastbound from Laurel Lakes on an unimproved U.S. Forest Service dirt road.  The road at this location is steep, narrow, and has multiple sharp turns.  For an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off of the road and down a steep, rocky mountain side, where it overturned several times.  The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and as a result, he was ejected from the vehicle. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two dogs were in the vehicle.  One dog survived and was transported by Mono County Animal Control for treatment. Personnel from the California Highway Patrol, Mono County Medic 3 , Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Search and Rescue, and Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene.  Officers from the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area office are handling the collision investigation.  The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.

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Bridgeport Christian Fellowship Honors top Cops

Bridgeport group honors Law Enforcement

Written and reported by: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

Thursday, May 21, 2015, the community of Bridgeport, and specifically, the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, recognized, honored and awarded two local law enforcement officers with the award of “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.”

The recipients of this prestigious award went to Deputy Wes Hoskin, of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Merrill Sept, of the California Highway Patrol.

“It is a pleasure to serve a community that appreciates the hard work and partnership with the Mono County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Undersheriff Michael Moriarty during today’s ceremony. “I would like to thank the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship for honoring the very best of law enforcement within Mono County,” said CHP Lieutenant Jeff Holt.

Both the Mono County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol truly appreciate the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, and all those that participated in today’s ceremony, for recognizing our local law enforcement officers for their dedication to protecting and serving our residents and visitors of Mono County.

Please join us in congratulating Deputy Hoskin and Officer Sept as our Law Enforcement Officers of the Year; an award truly deserved! We thank you for your continued dedication and service!

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Mono County Sheriff’s Office (left to right) Sheriff Ingrid Braun, Deputy Wes Hoskin and Undersheriff Michael Moriarty
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California Highway Patrol (left to right) Officer Merrill Sept and Lieutenant Jeff Holt

cover photo, CHP Lieutenant Jeff Holt, CHP Officer Merrill Sept, Deputy Wes Hoskin and Sheriff Ingrid Braun

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