Mono County


Sheriff - Coroner - 10/18/2016

Date:      October 18, 2016
Re:          Boat Capsized at June Lake

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/12/2016

Date:       October 12, 2016
Re:          Homicide Investigation

On Sunday, October 09, 2016, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to reports of gunshots in the area of 200 Azimuth in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim who appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Mono County paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/06/2016

Date:              October 06, 2016
RE:                 Inmate Escape

Sheriff - Coroner - 09/23/2016

Date:              September 23, 2016
RE:                 Coroner's Investigation

Sheriff - Coroner - 09/06/2016

Date:              September 06, 2016
RE:                 Gran Fondo Traffic & Transit Advisory for Saturday, September 10, 2016

Please see the attached Public Service Announcement from the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Sheriff - Coroner - 08/25/2016

Date:              August 25, 2016
RE:                 Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Mission – Rainbow Falls

Sheriff - Coroner - 08/19/2016

Date:              August 19, 2016
RE:                 Potential for Flash Floods and Rock Slides

Thunderstorms are currently forecast for the Eastern Sierra over the next four days, with the highest probability of thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday. Such storms can cause flash flooding and rock slides in burn areas across the county.  Residents, tourists and structures affected by recent fires are most at risk.  Those affected should seek higher ground outside of the burn areas through the duration and immediately following a storm cell.

Sheriff - Coroner - 07/21/2016

Date:              July 21, 2016
RE:                 Immobilized Hikers

On July 19, 2016, Mono County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) near Leavitt Lake. The hiker had been immobilized due to her injuries reported as a possible broken ankle. Deputies from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue, and Tuolumne County Search and Rescue responded.

Sheriff - Coroner - 06/28/2016

Date:              June 28, 2016
RE:                 Marina Fire

The Marina Fire, which is located north of Lee Vining and crossed over a portion of Highway 395, is
now at 74% containment and the total acreage burned remains at 654 acres. A total of 517 personnel are assigned to the incident, including fourteen hand crews, eighteen engines, two dozers, five helicopters, and three water tenders.

Sheriff - Coroner - 06/27/2016

Date:       June 27, 2016
Re:          SWAT Training Completion

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the successful completion and graduation of Sergeant Tim Minder and Deputy Scott Minder from the Special Weapons and Tactics Team Training (SWAT) through the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Sheriff - Coroner - 05/23/2016

Date:       May 23, 2016
Re:          Body Found in Crowley Lake

On the morning of Sunday, May 22, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the body of a deceased male was found in Crowley Lake.  Mono County Sheriff’s deputies were on scene within minutes and took custody of the deceased person.  The body is presumed to be that of missing person Juan Vierheller, who was last seen at Beaver Cove in the early morning of Friday, May 13.  The family of the missing person has been notified.  An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.


Sheriff - Coroner - 05/16/2016

Date:       May 16, 2016
Re:          Missing Person Investigation

On Friday, May 13, at approximately 1 p.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a group of campers at Crowley Lake reporting that one member of their group was missing.  The missing person, Juan Manuel Vierheller, age 27, of La Habra, had last been seen in the very early hours of Friday morning at their campsite near the shore of Beaver Cove at Crowley Lake.

Sheriff - Coroner - 05/02/2016

Date:              May 02, 2016
RE:                 Increased Wildlife Activity

Sheriff - Coroner - 04/28/2016

Date:       April 28, 2016
Re:          Sheriff’s Office Schedule Changes

Sheriff - Coroner - 04/26/2016

Date:       April 26, 2016
Re:          Compliance Checks of Sex Offender Registrants and Probationers

Mono County Access & Functional Needs (AFN) Registry
Public Health - 04/11/2016

This registry website allows residents with access and functional needs an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so those agencies can better serve them in a disaster or other emergencies.

The information collected here will not be available to the public.  It will only be shared with emergency response agencies to improve their ability to serve.

Sheriff - Coroner - 03/08/2016

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is inviting public comments on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands.

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/28/2015

Date:     October 28, 2015
Subject: Hit and Run Bicycle Collision

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, in the very early afternoon, a cyclist riding from the Crowley Lake area to Mammoth was struck by a vehicle on Crowley Lake Drive.

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/20/2015


Date:     October, 20, 2015
Subject: Fatal dirt bike accident near Mammoth Lakes

On the afternoon of Friday, October 16, 2015, at approximately 3:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a single dirt bike collision near the Chair 2 parking lot at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/18/2015

Date:       October 18, 2015
Time:      10:00am
Subject:   Flooding in Chalfant

There is currently a flash flood warning in affect for the Chalfant area. Highway 6 is closed from Browns Subdivision Road to the base of Mathew Hill. Motorist are advised to use an alternate route. 

Voluntary evacuation notices have been issued for the community of Chalfant in the Sacramento Street area, from Valley Road to White Mountain due to flooding. Sheriff's Deputies are on scene to assist any evacuees.

Sheriff - Coroner - 10/18/2015

Date:      October 18, 2015
Time:     11:00am
Subject: Update on Flooding in Chalfant

There is still a voluntary evacuation notice issued for Chalfant in the areas of Sacramento Street, from Valley Road to White Mountain. Sheriff's Deputies are on scene helping escort evacuees out of the area. **IF THERE ARE ANY RESIDENTS WITHIN THE EVACUATION AREA WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, THAT WILL NEED EXTRA ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE MONO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT (760) 932-7549 ext. 7. ** We want to ensure everyone that is going to evacuate gets out safely.

Sheriff - Coroner - 09/28/2015

Date:     September 28, 2015
Subject: Capture of Wanted Suspect, Benton, CA

Sheriff - Coroner - 09/26/2015

Date:     September 26, 2015
Subject: Pursuit and Manhunt in Benton

During the very early hours of Saturday, September 26, 2015, California Highway Patrol stopped a suspect on Highway 6 for a traffic violation. The suspect was identified as Jason Wolter, age 42, white male, 5’7”.

Sheriff - Coroner - 09/01/2015

Date:     September 1, 2015
Subject: New phone scam targets Mono County


The Mono County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports from residents throughout Mono County, specifically the Crowley Lake area, of a recent phone scam.  We want to make everyone aware of the current phone scam you may experience.

Sheriff - Coroner - 08/31/2015

Date:     August 31, 2015
Time:     12:00p
Subject: Walker Fire is contained

The Walker Fire is 100% contained today and in patrol status.
The following areas are opened or reopening:

• The Parker Lake Road (1S25)
• The Walker Lake Road (1N17)
• The Sawmill Canyon Road (1S24) 
• All spur roads associated with these main roads
• The trail to Mono Pass (trailhead is at Walker Lake)
• The Upper Horse Meadows Road (1N16) 
• The Gibbs Road (1N18)
• The 1N06 Road