Bones found near Casa Diablo
On the afternoon of Saturday, April 5, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from some hikers reporting they had possibly located several bones that appeared to be human in the Casa Diablo Range area. Mono County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area to get information from the reporting party. With the daylight hours slowly coming to a close, it was determined to continue the search first thing in the morning.
On the morning of Sunday, April 6, 2014, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team (SAR), responded to the area of Casa Diablo range to conduct a search of the area for further bones and evidence. Bones were located, recovered, and are believed to be human. The bones have been collected for analysis and possible DNA testing to prove if they are human bones.
Sheriff Ralph Obenberger told The Sheet the bones are at least 5 to 7 years old.
This case is currently under investigation by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
Sunny Sunday arrest
On Sunday, April 6, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.a., a California Highway Patrol officer assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post observed a Toyota FJ Cruiser traveling southbound on US-395, south of South Landing Road, at 85 miles per hour (over the posted 65 mph speed limit). The officer conducted an enforcement stop and developed probable cause to search the vehicle. The search yielded MDMA (commonly known as “ecstasy”), which was confirmed by a field test; concentrated cannabis (“hash”), which was confirmed by a field test, controlled medication without a prescription, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two passengers in the Toyota, Ryan Crabtree and Sean Porter, were arrested for various drug violations and booked into the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport. The driver was released with a citation for speeding.
Lt. R. D. Cohan, Commander, CHP Bridgeport Area, said, “Again, this demonstrates there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop on a sunny Sunday morning. What normally would amount to ‘just a speeding ticket’ turned into something much more.”