Posted on 10 May 2011.
Updated at 8:47 p.m. According to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 2 p.m., on Tuesday, May 10, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a female that had possibly committed suicide. The reporting party stated they were missing a .45 caliber handgun and believed the female had taken the weapon. The reporting party searched for the suspect female’s vehicle and it was ultimately located at a residence in Mono City where the reporting party believed the female may have committed suicide. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies were then
dispatched to the residence in Mono City.
Upon initial contact at the residence, there was no response from the female suspect. Finally contact was made with the female who then got into a verbal altercation with the deputies. At that time, the deputies decided to back off and called for further assistance from other Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the Mono County Paramedics. Entry into the residence was ultimately made where the female was taken into custody without incident. A loaded .45 caliber handgun was found adjacent to her person. The female suspect is possibly looking at burglary and a grand theft charge. -Press Release
A report from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department was released at approximately 4:30 p.m. stating that Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies had responded around 2 p.m. to the report of a woman that appeared to have broken into a residence in Mono City where she has secluded herself in the residence. Deputies were attempting to contact the woman and get her out of the residence safely. She is believed to be armed.
A Code Red alert was issued to citizens of the Mono City area advising them to please stay in their homes as the incident continues. The Sheriff’s Department will issue another Code Red alert when the incident is under resolve. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available – MCSD
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Posted on 01 October 2010.
On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers received a report that two intoxicated women were attempting to drive away in a vehicle. MLPD Officers arrived and contacted Giselle Janine Jiron inside the vehicle. During the investigation, officers determined that Jiron was intoxicated, did not own the vehicle and had three active arrest warrants. On a hunch, MLPD Officers requested the owner of the car be contacted. When the Mono County dispatcher spoke to him, she learned that the vehicle owner was in the process of reporting his home burglarized and his vehicle stolen. Jiron was arrested about two weeks prior for stealing the same vehicle.
Jiron, 37, of Bishop was arrested for vehicle theft, burglary, possession of credit cards belonging to the victim, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, driving on a revoked license and three warrants.
She is currently being held at the Mono County jail in Bridgeport. Her bail has been set at $50,000. –MLPD
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Posted on 15 August 2009.
Pet bear eats woman
DENVER, Colo. — A southwest Colorado woman who considered the numerous black bears that frequented her land to be her pets was killed by one of them outside her Ouray County cabin.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, on Friday, Aug. 7, Donna Munson, 74, was eaten by one such black bear, which apparently slashed her head through a fence around her porch and dragged her body underneath it. An autopsy indicated she was most likely unconscious when the bear pulled her into the yard.
Munson had been known to feed the animals dog food and other scraps, and was said to have referred to them as “my pets, my babies.” She also did the same for a variety of other wildlife, including skunks and elk.
Deaths from bear attacks in the state have been few, with only two others recorded since officials began keeping track in the 1960s. If Munson’s death was the worst consequence that can result when people get too familiar with wild animals, her actions were extreme, according to Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield.
The next morning, a 400-pound bear was shot and killed as it nosed around Munson’s property. An autopsy of the animal revealed it to be the one that ate Munson. Her shirt was found amidst human flesh in its stomach.
Editor’s Note: Normally, The Sheet typically doesn’t post MTN stories on the blog site, but this particular story was brought to our attention via concerned locals at the Hayden Cabin and is posted here (as well as in the print edition) for its timely relevance.
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