The Inyo County sheriff department, California Highway Patrol , and National Park Service law enforcement captured the Manson Family in raids on October 10 and October 12, 1969. Manson was caught hiding under the bathroom vanity. At the time of his arrest they were unaware of the magnitude of their arrest. They only wanted to prosecute the person/ people responsible for vandalism within Death Valley National Monument, of an earth moving vehicle owned by the state..
Manson Family Dune Buggies from Barker Ranch
Interview with CHP arresting officer James L. Pursell Jr.