Big Bear Lake, CA July 3, 2015 - New this year will be a traffic plan to help ease July 4th congestion that previously has plagued the end of the fireworks program.  Officials are estimating between 140,000 and 160,000 visitors on the 4th.  Simply put, Big Bear Boulevard, Highway 18, nearest the fireworks display will have a “No Left Turn” procedure in place.  That is in … [Continue reading]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

Big Bear, CA, July 3, 2015 - Demobilization of firefighters continues today as a Type 3 incident team gets ready to take over sometime on Sunday.  The highest and most rugged terrain at the 10,000 foot level is still being worked by 4 Hot Shot Teams where hot spots and deep layers of fuel are still burning.   As islands of fuel burn or as the occasional and isolated tree … [Continue reading]

Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male subject who was wearing an … [Continue reading]

Sterling Fire Reported in the City of San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA, June 25, 2015, 8pm - A new fire was reported at 6:30pm called the Sterling Fire now up to 60 acres in size and located east of Del Rosa in the City of San Bernardino, west of Highway 330 and west of the San Manuel Casino.  Calfire, the City of San Bernardino and the US Forest Service are responding with dozers, engines and crews.  According to fire … [Continue reading]

Suspects Arrested on Fraud Charges

Big Bear Lake, CA - June 25, 2015 - At approximately 8:40 a.m. on 06/23/15, a non-sworn bail bonds fugitive recovery team responded to a residence in the 1400 block of S. Klamath Road in Big Bear City to apprehend Jack Soccio on a bail warrant.  Assistance from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station was requested by the recovery team.  Upon contact, Soccio was placed into handcuffs … [Continue reading]

Arrest Made in Homicide Fire Coverup

Big Bear Lake, CA - June 24, 2015 -   As we previously reported on April 28, 2015, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after finding the victim, 33-year-old George … [Continue reading]