Mammoth Lakes Police Department

  • Agency: Mammoth Lakes Police Department
  • Address: 568 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, 93546 CA
  • Chief: Randy Scheinle (Chief of Police)
Phone: (760) 934-2011
Fax: (760) 934-2490

Mammoth Lakes Police Department is located at 568 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, 93546 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Randy Scheinle. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department phone number is (760) 934-2011.

Mammoth Lakes Police Department News

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department wishes to express our most sincere condolences for the tragic and devastating shooting today at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones, with the injured in their road to recovery and to everyone who witnessed today's tragedy. These events are far too common in the American culture. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department takes the safety and protection of the precious children in our community as our most honored duty. Our department works closely with the staff at the Mammoth Unified School District to actively practice and train for the unthinkable. Active shooter training is conducted regularly at the schools with the next session scheduled for March 2018. If you have any questions about how we prepare for these situations, please do not hesitate to ask. We stand by our motto, Victory Favors the Prepared.

It's been awhile since we've had to issue a reminder about appropriate winter driving habits but in a refreshing turn of events, Mammoth Lakes has fresh snow! It's said a picture is worth a thousand words. Luckily the driver depicted below suffered only minor injuries in this collision. Please remember to keep your speed down, give yourself extra braking distance and be ready for rapidly changing road conditions.

On January 31st, 2018 at 1700 hours the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a call of an injury two vehicle collision on Main Street at the intersection of Manzanita Road. The initial investigation of the crash revealed that a 2005 Dodge Ram being driven by a 24 year old Mammoth Lakes woman was traveling westbound on Main Street. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Dodge turned left, directly into the path of an eastbound 2006 GMC pickup truck being driven by a 32 year old Mammoth Lakes man. Both drivers were transported by Mono County Paramedics to Mammoth Hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision. http://www.j.mammothlakespd.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=517

The IRS is frequently impersonated over the phone by scammers claiming you owe a tax bill that you need to pay. Say it with me now – the IRS will not call you to demand immediate payment. They will not ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone. They will not require you pay your taxes a certain way, like with a prepaid debit card or iTunes gift card. They will not threaten to bring in police/immigration/law enforcement to arrest you for not paying. If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, DO NOT give out any information and hang up immediately (and please please please DO NOT pay them any money). However, here is what you can do: • Contact TIGTA (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration) to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” webpage - https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml. You can also call 800-366-4484. • Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov - https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/GettingStarted?NextQID=216&Selected=t%20-%20crnt#crnt. Don't underestimate the skill and tenacity of these scammers. They will do their best to instill fear in you over tax bills that don't exist. Be savvy about their tactics and either ignore them or hang up immediately.

Policing in the 21st century means being savvy towards crimes committed with technology. We’re talking about credit card skimmers here. Whenever you put your card into a gas pump or ATM, you run the risk of having your information “skimmed” by thieves looking for an easy pay-out. While you can’t spot every skimmer, you can definitely take a good look before swiping or inserting your card. Does anything look out of place? Does it move around if you try to jiggle it? Does the keypad look unusual? Criminals are becoming more sophisticated, which means you need to stay aware and keep an eye on bank and credit card statements. If there’s any indication of something suspicious, please don’t hesitate to report it to us. We don’t take kindly to those trying to steal from our community.

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. A 46-year old male West Hills resident was struck by a vehicle at approximately 1600 hours in the 3300 block of Main Street. The pedestrian was conscious at the scene and transported to Mammoth Hospital by Mono County Paramedics. The driver of the vehicle, a 54-year old female resident of Mammoth Lakes, stopped immediately after the collision. From initial witness statements and evidence at the scene, it appears that the driver failed to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within the marked crosswalk. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to remind drivers to be alert and cautious of pedestrians and to follow the direction of crosswalk traffic signals.

A cup of coffee is a common bond. And, it can help officers build better relationships with the communities they serve. Join your neighbors and MLPD officers for coffee and conversation - without speeches or specific topics. Ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your community and let them know about the issues that matter most to you.

This picture should say it all - a rollover with an extrication. There are icy conditions throughout town. Please slow down!

Thank you to all of our brave men and women who have served and continue to defend this nation. May we always remember their sacrifice. #VeteransDay

Let us introduce you to something we’d like to call ‘emoji police report’: 🐻🗑🔦🚓 With winter quickly approaching and the bears out foraging, be sure to close and lock your dumpsters (otherwise, prepare yourself for a citation emoji 💸).

If your weekend plans include venturing into the Lakes Basin or Yosemite National Park, please see the winter road closures below.

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a holding cell. Let’s be on our best behavior this Halloween and watch out for cars, kids, and eating too much candy.

The recent act of violence in Las Vegas has affected many members of our community. On Friday, October 13, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be providing the services of a licensed therapist in a group setting to offer coping techniques and strategies. This event is open to any member of our community.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department understands that many in the community could use assistance coping in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Traumatic events can impact people who were not directly involved, but who may have known a victim or seen coverage of the event. The Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be providing the services of a licensed therapist in a group setting to offer members of the community coping techniques and strategies. There will also be the opportunity for discussion and for questions. This event is open to any member of our community. In order to accommodate everyone, the location may be moved depending on response.

Some of us have had bets going over the past 10 years about if/when we'd ever get a new station. Prepare to pony up. Join us for the GRAND OPENING of the NEW STATION on Monday, October 16th, from 4 – 6 PM. Some of the officers here still don’t believe we’re moving in so come share in their disbelief. This family-friendly event is also hosted by the Mono County Superior Courthouse and features: - Tours of the new station and the courthouse - Police vehicles on display - Free BBQ and refreshments - 'Ask a Judge' panel discussion where Mono County Superior Court judges explain how they do their jobs - 'Ask Law Enforcement' panel discussion with participants from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, and Mono County Probation - 'Ask a Lawyer' panel discussion with the District Attorney's office, Mono County Counsel's office, and public defenders - Information tables where you can find out about county health and social services, services available for victims of domestic violence, and speak to a free attorney provided by the court that can help you navigate your divorce and family law case matters

Make sure your child is in the right seat the right way! We're hosting a car seat safety check event at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (568 Old Mammoth Road) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM this Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, a national initiative which runs from September 17 – 23, 2017, where officers from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and CHP - Bishop will ensure each car seat meets federal safety guidelines, is properly installed, and educate parents and caregivers on how to choose the correct car seat. The event is free and no appointments are necessary. As of January 1, 2017, California requires that children under 2 years old must be rear-facing unless they weigh 40 pounds or more, or are at least 40 inches tall. Children under 8 years old must be buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat. Children age 8 or older, or who are 4’9” or taller, may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest. If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will move to its new location the week of September 25, 2017, and have limited administrative services available during the transition. From Monday, September 25, through Thursday, September 28, the Business Office at 568 Old Mammoth Road will be open from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. It will close to the public at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 29, 2017 and reopen in its newly built location at 58 Thompsons Way at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 2, 2017. LiveScan fingerprinting services will be unavailable until October 30. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will continue to handle calls for service and patrol as normal during the transition. All phone numbers will remain the same. An official ribbon-cutting will take place Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM. An open house for the public will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM and will feature guided station tours. If you've made it this far down in the post, we can't believe we're finally moving either. 🙌

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On August 17, 2017, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and the Mono County Investigative Unit (MCIU) executed a search warrant for child endangerment in the 100 block of Mono Street. During the course of the search, officers located items in the garage of the home that were consistent with equipment that was being used to illegally convert a controlled substance by chemical extraction. These items included beakers, utensils, and chemicals. The equipment was subsequently dismantled to ensure there was no danger to the community. An occupant of the residence, Marisa Rose Graef, was arrested. Graef was transported to the Mono County Jail and booked on the following charges: 1 felony count of 1203.2 PC: Probation Violation; 1 misdemeanor count of 11364(A) - Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia; 1 felony count of 11379.4 HS - Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance; 1 misdemeanor count of 273(A) PC - Child Endangerment; 1 misdemeanor count of 11350(A) HS - Possession of a Controlled Substance; 1 misdemeanor count of 11377(A) HS - Possession of a Controlled Substance

The next Town of Mammoth Lakes CERT training academy is scheduled for October 21, 28, and November 4. Come to the CERT 'Eat & Greet' to learn more about the organization and the upcoming academy. Emergency responders do their best to respond as quickly as possible, but it is also the responsibility of individual citizens to learn how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT volunteers receive free training through a basic 21-hour course. Equipment, materials, and lunches are provided. Get involved and help build a more resilient community.