Alpine County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Alpine County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 99 Water Street, Markleeville, 96120 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 209-753-2321
Fax: 530-694-2956

Alpine County Sheriff's Department is located at 99 Water Street, Markleeville, 96120 CA. The Alpine County Sheriff's Department phone number is 209-753-2321.

Alpine County Sheriff's Department News

It is time again for the annual pet vaccination clinic. We'll be on the back (east) side of Station 91 on Diamond Valley Road.

Everyone congratulate Elizabeth from Elk Grove. She out-fished her Dad Richard today. East Fork Carson River. almost 5 pounds and 22" long. WOW!! Great catch Elizabeth!

A reminder to our hiking visitors: When leaving your car to hike one of our many beautiful trails, please do not leave your credit cards, wallets or purses behind in your vehicle. Cars parked at trailheads are a common target of thieves who then go use your credit and debit cards as quickly as possible before you return from your hike.

Please call Dispatch to retrieve your dog.

Great job everyone!

A beautiful photo of some of our SAR dogs. We are so grateful to have them to help us.

Today, we are hosting a Drug Endangered Children training. Undersheriff Case arranged for another epic lunch BBQ. Our hats are off to chefs Firefighter Gard and Bruno. Also it is Sheriff Stephens' birthday! He got a Birthday Tri Tip :)

Corrected version - Missing skier Thomas Mullarkey's remains have been located at the Bear Valley Mountain Resort.

Here are pictures from Public Safety Officer Kroeck in Bear Valley still searching for Thomas Mullarkey who has been missing since March 14. With Officer Kroeck are volunteer searchers and Search K-9s Bojet and Mika. They are searching down the Mokelumne Canyon from the resort.

Greetings ACSO facebook followers! I'm sorry I wasn't here for last Wednesday's big incident on Highway 88 in Woodfords. But most importantly - the river is FINE. It's all okay to fish the West Fork of the Carson River. More later, but I have a lot of catching up to do after being away at training.

Yesterday's lightning caused Diamond Fire near the Hung A Lel Ti community. Photo credit Detective Harootunian.

Guess what this Saturday is?!?!?! Hint - it's the last Saturday in April.... You guessed it, FISHMAS! A day waited for and revered by many, including yours truly. You can buy a California Fishing license online using the link in this post. Many local businesses also sell licenses. There are a couple of new businesses on the east slope to help welcome you. The eastern Alpine Fire Department is having a pancake breakfast that I understand is THE event to attend, plus it supports our awesome volunteers. And no, I will not be telling you about my secret fishing spot!

Today, the Alpine County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming April 8-14 2018 Victims of Crimes Rights Week. Deputy Harootunian was presented with an award in recognition of his great work in investigating crimes and helping victims. Additionally, he is now Detective Harootunian!

Monitor Pass is open :)

It's not often that I get any visual of the calls I handle. I received this call and relayed it to CHP and CalTrans. My reporting party was right, that's a big rock!

Chute 1 - Carson Pass (Red Lake Grade) slide after a CalTrans avalanche control detonation. That's a lot of snow!! Photos credit Deputy Harootunian who survived the monsoon yesterday.

Deputy Harootunian reporting for duty!

There are sandbags available at Fire Stations 91 (Woodfords) and 92 (Markleeville).


Here is the link to the Reno National Weather Service weather briefing today.

Thank you Tuolumne County for coming to our aid.

Here is the updated Search press release that just went out.

Press release regarding Overdue skier 3-15-18 1630 hours Bear Valley Mountain Resort, Alpine County, California. On March 14th at 11:30 pm Mrs. Jane Drummond-Mullarkey reported to the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office that her husband Thomas Mullarkey, had not returned to their cabin in Arnold, California, after a day of skiing at the Bear Valley Mountain Resort located in Alpine County, California. Alpine County Sheriff’s Office personnel located Mr. Mullarkey’s car at the Resort shortly after 11:30 pm. Due to extreme avalanche danger a search of the surrounding terrain could not be initiated during the hours of darkness. At approximately 7 am on March 15th members of Calaveras County Search and Rescue, Alpine County Search and Rescue, resort ski patrol, and Sheriff’s Office personnel resumed the search. An Air National Guard and California Highway Patrol Helicopter were deployed as well, but were grounded almost immediately upon arriving at Bear Valley due to low visibility, wind, and snow. Search conditions continue to be very hazardous due to extreme avalanche conditions. Mr. Mullarkey is a sixty-five-year-old white male adult, 5’ 8” tall, approximately 150 pounds with grey hair and blue eyes. Mr. Mullarkey is known to be an advanced skier and in good health. He is believed to be wearing the same ski suit as depicted in the attached photos. If anyone has information that may lead to determining Mr. Mullarkey's whereabouts, please call Undersheriff Spencer Case at (530) 694-2231 ex: 357.

Pretty sure that's going to be an expensive tow bill....