Suspect offers ride to 11-year-old girl
On Tuesday, April 29, at about 5:30 p.m., Mammoth Lakes Police Department received a report regarding a male who attempted to get a young girl into his car.
The 11 year old female said she was walking home from the library on Meridian Blvd at about 4:40 p.m., when a man stopped his car and told her that her uncle wanted him to pick her up. When the girl raised her cell phone to call her uncle, the vehicle drove away. Her uncle was the reporting party and denied telling anyone to pick up the child.
The suspect appeared to be the only occupant in the vehicle and never got out or touched the victim.
The suspect was described as a white, male, adult, mid 20’s, clean shaven, wearing large-framed dark sunglasses, a black beanie and a black or dark colored hoodie.
The vehicle was described as a black mini-SUV similar to a Subaru or Honda CRV, newer and clean looking, with tinted windows and bearing Nevada license plates.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 934-2011, or after hours at (760) 932-7549.
Vacation Place house catches fire
Mammoth Fire, Mammoth Police Dept., and Mono County Paramedics responded to an early morning structure fire at 14 Vacation Place in Mammoth Lakes.
First arriving fire units found the second floor of an approximately 1800 sq. ft. house fully involved. Neighbors reported that no one was at home. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, but the second floor was completely destroyed. Mammoth Fire responded with two engines companies, two truck companies and two command officers, a total of 24 firefighters. There were no injuries.
There was substantial destruction to the second floor, which made determining the cause of the fire difficult. It appears that the fire started in the area of an electric wall heater and spread throughout the upstairs bedroom. No one had been in the house for several days.
– Press Release