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Leash Your Dog – It’s the Law

Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to remind citizens that the Town of Mammoth Lakes has several ordinances to keep their animals and the public safe. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department has responded to an increasing number of dog-related incidents and may issue citations for dog owners in violation of the following ordinances:

MLTO 6.12.010 License (Required) – If you live within the Town of Mammoth Lakes limits the owner of any dog over the age of six months shall procure a town dog license and pay thereafter an annual license fee for each dog.

MLTO 6.12.210 Dog at large
- It is unlawful for any person owning, harboring, or having the care, custody or possession of any dog within the town limits of Mammoth Lakes to allow such dog to run at large. All such dogs shall be kept securely fastened by a chain, rope or leash unless securely confined within private property legally controlled by the person in possession of the dog. Further, any dog off the premises of its owner, or the person charged with the care, custody or possession of the dog, shall be presumed to be at large unless it is securely fastened to a rope, chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length and is under the immediate physical control of a competent person.

Pet ownership comes with the responsibility of humane care and management of their animal, along with a legal obligation as well. A dog owner is liable for a victim’s injuries if their dog bites and injures the victim. Additional ordinances regulating the responsibilities of pet owners can be found in the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Code (

Type of Incident: Burglary Suspect Arrested

Date/Time of Incident: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Location: Snowridge Lane, Mammoth Lakes

Officers/Agencies Involved: Mammoth Lakes Police Department
Suspect(s): 1. Christopher Ryan Patrick, 27, Mammoth Lakes; alias “Christo”

Burglary Suspect Arrested


Mammoth Lakes, CA Following the investigation into the burglary of a residence in Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department arrested 27-year-old Christopher Ryan Patrick on several charges.


On April 3, 2017, an anonymous tip was reported to the Police Department regarding several individuals living in a home without permission on Snowridge Lane in Mammoth Lakes. The property owner reported that the residence should be vacant and he had not authorized anyone to be in the home.


Officers responded to the Snowridge Lane address and subsequently contacted suspect Christopher Ryan Patrick, also known as Christo and the self-named founder of the “Church of Fun”. During an investigation into the incident, it was determined that Patrick had moved in and had been unlawfully occupying the residence for approximately 10 months. Patrick was also unlawfully renting the residence to several other tenants.

Patrick was transported to the Mono County Jail and booked on the following charges: 1 felony count of 459 Burglary; 1 misdemeanor count of 503 Embezzlement; 1 felony count of 496 Receiving Known Stolen Property; 1 misdemeanor count of 602.5(a) Entering a Non-commercial Dwelling; 1 felony count of 368(D) Theft From an Elder. He is being held in lieu of bail set at $20,000.


Anyone with information regarding donations to the “Church of Fun” is asked to contact Sgt. Hugelman with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 965-3706.



Type of Incident: Arrest Made in Stolen Vehicle and Burglary Cases

Date/Time of Incident: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Officers/Agencies Involved:  Mammoth Lakes Police Department

Arrest Made in Stolen Vehicle and Burglary Cases


Mammoth Lakes, CA – Javier Apodaca Sanchez, 23, of Mammoth Lakes was arrested Saturday, February 18, 2017, in connection with multiple stolen vehicles and serial burglaries.   


A recent series of vehicle thefts and burglaries with similarities over a one-week period triggered an investigation by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. On Saturday, February 18, 2017, officers observed one of the stolen vehicles and identified the suspect as Javier Apodaca Sanchez. A vehicle pursuit followed with Sanchez attempting to evade officers, which led to a foot pursuit and his subsequent arrest. Officers were able to identify and recover three vehicles and a large amount of property.


Sanchez was transported to the Mono County Jail and is being held on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, and two counts of vehicle theft.



Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation

Date/Time of Incident: October 9, 2016, at approximately 2:00 AM

Location: Mammoth Lakes, California

Officers/Agencies Involved: Mammoth Lakes Police Department

Homicide Investigation

Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Sunday, October 9, 2016, around 2:00 AM, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots in the area of 200 Azimuth.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim who appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Mono County paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The investigation continues to be ongoing and a specific motive is still not yet known. No arrests have been made at this time.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to call Mono County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (760) 932-7549, extension 7.



Type of Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision – Updated Release

Date/Time of Incident: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2054 hours

Location: Main Street at Mountain Boulevard, Mammoth Lakes

Fatal Traffic Collision – Updated Release

Mammoth Lakes, CA On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Main Street at Mountain Boulevard at approximately 2054 hours.

The deceased has been identified by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department as Gary Walker, age 61, of Mammoth Lakes.

The driver of the initial vehicle has been identified as Jesus Antonio Perezburboa, age 26, of Mammoth Lakes.

The driver of the hit and run vehicle contacted MLPD regarding the collision. The driver and vehicle have been located by the Sacramento Police Department. The driver was identified as Connor Harkins, age 27, of Sacramento. Forensics of the vehicle were completed by SPD.

We continue to urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has more information regarding Mr. Walker’s activity prior to the collision to contact the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 965-3700.



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