Two Big Pine men were recently arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle and ATV from Tinnemaha Campground. The two vehicles were reported stolen on Nov. 10. By the following afternoon Inyo County Sheriff’s Department had located the stolen motorcycle as it was being driven in the Big Pine area.
Casey Stine, 18, was the rider. When the Sheriff’s Deputy tried to make an enforcement stop, Stine failed to pull over and a pursuit ensued. After fleeing the scene, Stine abandoned the stolen motorcycle in the area of the Big Pine sewer ponds.
Also on Nov. 11, Daniel Bencoma, 23, was found to be in possession of the ATV. He was taken into custody. Stine was later apprehended by CHP while hiding in Bishop. –CHP/LAK