Author: Cathy Herrick

Frontier Communications Landlines Down

UPDATE : August 23, 2016 – The cause of yesterday’s loss of phone service was due to a damaged fiber-optic cable providing service for Frontier Communications. Multiple agencies including Bear Valley Electric Service, Southwest Gas, Frontier, and CalTrans are working on projects on Big Bear Boulevard.  Yesterday early afternoon, a third-party construction contractor was digging equipment and damaged the underground fiber optic cable on Big Bear Boulevard near Stanfield Cutoff causing a temporary interruption of telecommunication service for Frontier’s customers.  Frontier technicians responded to assess the damage and restore service.  All services were restored by 5:11pm.  If Frontier customers are still without service or are in need of assistance, residential customers should call 800-921-8101 and business customers should call 800-921-8102. Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2016 – According to Fire Chief Jeff Willis, Frontier Communications landlines are not working.  The cause for this interruption of service is unknown.  Local fire authorities are working on a solution.  If you have an emergency, call 911 on either a cell phone or Charter Communications internet...

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Fatal Accident on SR-38

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – On the morning of Sunday, July 3rd, Arrowhead Area CHP officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, also known as North Shore Drive, west of Minnesula Road by Juniper Point.  Eric Rhydale Caston, a 35 year old resident of Big Bear City, California, was driving west on the 38 in a White, Ford, F-250.  For an unknown reason, Caston allowed his vehicle to travel off the road and down an embankment.  Caston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle.  As a result, he sustained fatal injuries and...

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Local Suspect Identified and Booked on Felony Charges of Starting a Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 22, 2016 – Shortly before noon today, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a fire in the 200 block of North Starvation Flats Road in Big Bear Lake. Witnesses reported that the fire started immediately after two subjects left the area in a vehicle. Deputies conducted an area check and located the vehicle and subjects matching the description that was provided by witnesses. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 47-year-old Lori Goetz and 30-year-old Dominique Deangelis, both local residents of Big Bear Valley. Through investigation, deputies...

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Traffic Collision Resulted in Major Injuries on SR-330

Running Springs, CA, May 23, 2016 – On Sunday, May 22nd, at approximately 2:11 pm, Arrowhead Area CHP responded to a traffic collision on the 330, just north of Highland Avenue.  Teresa Benitez, a 49-year old resident of Paramount, was driving southbound in a white 2000 El Dorado bus carrying 22 passengers.  For an unknown reason, the front of bus collided with the rear of a white Nissan Versa driven by Christopher Duce, a 30-year old resident of Los Angeles.  Following the collision, the driver of the van lost control of the vehicle, overturning and coming to rest in...

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Murder Suspect Arrested

Big Bear City, CA, May 18, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 2:05 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of the 2100 block of E. State Lane. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Witnesses advised deputies that a male suspect had fled the location of the stabbing and was believed to be at a residence in the 2100 block of E. Third Lane. Deputies...

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