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