Burglary in Olancha
Posted by Seth Conners
Early this morning at approximately 2:45am, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary at the Ranch Motel in Olancha and attempted theft of a vehicle from the Mobil Gas Station in Olancha.
The suspect broke into one of the rooms at the motel by kicking the door in, ransacking the room and stealing bedding. The suspect then attempted to steal a vehicle that was parked at the Olancha Mobil; however the vehicle was only able to be driven about 200 yards before it stopping running. The suspect then fled on foot northbound on Highway 395.
The Mobil was able to capture three photos on the security camera of the suspect. Based on the images we believe the suspect is a white male, around 5’8” with short dark hair with a potential bald spot on the back of his head. He is believed to be wearing a long sleeve green shirt and tan pants. If you have any information that may assist in the location of this suspect please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 760 878 0383.
Be debris free in the wake of this years heavy runoff.
Posted by Seth Conners
According to Carma Roper at the Inyo Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County has experienced record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter. Creeks and streams are likely to flow at full capacity, especially as warmer weather produces more snowmelt. Flooding can occur due to clogged storm drains, fallen trees, or other debris causing obstruction.
In order to prepare for high run-off this year we are asking that the public take extra efforts to ensure that their property is free of any debris that may cause an obstruction in water flow; and to maintain debris-free waterways, ditches and drains.
Runoff preparedness tips include:
Clear ditches of all plants, rocks, and debris;
Clear overhanging vegetation from your waterways to ensure maximum flow;
Open pond outflow channels, and remove decorative rocks;
Clean all water screens, gutters, and drains; consider draining ponds or lowering levels.
To report flooding please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383. Be prepared to tell the Sheriff’s Dispatcher the exact location of the flooding and if the water threatens structures, animals, land or roadways. If water threatens human life dial 911! And always remember – if you see water crossing a roadway Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
For more information on flooding risks and preparedness please check out the following link: http://www.ready.gov/floods.
Tragic news announced by Bishop Police department.
Posted by Seth Conners
According to a press release from Bishop PD, On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at approximately 0807 hours, the Bishop Police Department received a 911 call from a business located on the 1100 block of N. Main Street, reporting a female inside a vehicle, who appeared to be in distress.
Units from the Bishop Police Department, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and Symon’s Ambulance Services arrived a short time later and life saving measures were initiated. The female, a 38 year old and new to the Bishop area, was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
There was no evidence of foul play but rather a suicide.
The Bishop Police Department investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact us at (760) 873-5866.
Flood prevention tips from the Inyo Sheriffs Office.
Residents and business owners in Inyo County are encouraged to be proactive with respect to flood prevention. Here are some helpful tips to prevent flooding:
Remove obstructions from waterways.
Clear ditches of all plants, rocks, and debris.
Clear overhanging vegetation from your waterways to ensure maximum flow.
Open pond outflow channels, and remove decorative rocks.
Clean all water screens, gutters, and drains…. And keep them clean.
Consider draining ponds or lowering levels.
Sand and sandbags locations:
Bishop Fire Station 1 (downtown Bishop) has sandbags available. Sand is available at the following Bishop locations:
Bishop City Park near the Senior Center,
Bishop Fire Station 3, See Vee Lane and Hwy 395,
Bishop Fire Station 2, West Line Street just north of Manor Market.
Also in the Owens Valley:
Big Pine Fire Station has bags and sand available,
Independence Fire Station has sandbags available; sand is located on Clay Street near the Sheriff’s Office,
Lone Pine Fire Station has sandbags available; sand is available at the Sand Trap on Whitney Portal Road, and
Olancha Fire Station also has bags and sand available.
Please note, bag and sand distribution are determined by weather. Additional sandbags can be purchased from local merchants (i.e. hardware stores).
To report flooding please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 760-878-0383. Be prepared to tell the Sheriff’s Dispatcher the exact location of the flooding and if the water threatens structures, animals, land or roadways. If water threatens human life dial 911! And always remember – if you see water crossing a roadway Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Bishop Fire Department makes quick work of fire in East Bishop
by Seth Conners
Thursday afternoon, in Bishop, a small brush fire broke out shortly after 1 o’clock. It was located between the airport and the canal just North of Line Street. As a result, Line Street was closed for about an hour.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Cal-Fire, Bishop Fire Department, and The Inyo National Forest Service responded to the fire which has been 100% contained at just over half an acre.
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