Sterling Fire Reported in the City of San Bernardino

Sterling KABC Photo

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

First Mountain Bank and PBB Bancorp/Premier Business Bank Announce Merger Negotiations

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 8, 2015 - First Mountain Bank and PBB Bancorp/Premier Business Bank announced today that they have entered into exclusive negotiations for the combination of the two banks.  The parties anticipate that a merger agreement will be signed and terms announced by mid-June 2015.  Vince Smith, Chairman of FMB, stated "We are … [Read more...]

Big Bear Middle School Receives the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Award

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 5, 2015 - Big Bear Middle School is being recognized as a 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools recipient.  A letter from Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, states that the award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of the Big Bear Middle School’s educational community. … [Read more...]

Michael Reyes Still Evades Police

Reyes

Big Bear, April 24, 2015 - Suspect Michael Reyes continues to evade law enforcement officials according to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.  As previously reported by Kbear on March 17th, a suspect matching the description of Reyes was witnessed breaking into a vehicle in the Interlaken Shopping Center followed by an attempted vehicle theft in … [Read more...]

Fugitive Friday Suspect Turns Himself In

Costido

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 21, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station reported today that last week’s “Fugitive Friday” suspect, Ray Costido, a parolee at large, turned himself in on Saturday, April 18th, to deputies at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.  Costido remains in custody pending a court hearing date set for April 27th … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Looking for Wanted Man

Gary Simrak

Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Gary Simrak. Simrak is wanted on an active felony warrant in the amount of $75,000 for possession of a controlled substance for sale, cultivation of marijuana/hashish, and maintaining a drug house. Gary Simrak is a 49-year-old White … [Read more...]

Man Commits Suicide at Big Bear Jail

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 1, 2015 - On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., Gilbert Mesa arrived at the Big Bear Station to provide a statement regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon investigation, in which he was named as the suspect. Following the interview, Mesa was arrested and booked into the Big Bear jail. Mesa was the sole occupant of … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, March 30, 2015 - According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, on Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:05 a.m., a hiker reported finding what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City.  Deputies and detectives from the Big Bear … [Read more...]

SIBBV Announces 2015 “Man About Town” Candidates

Man About Town 2015 Candidates

Big Bear Lake, CA March 27, 2015 - On Thursday, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley held their annual "Man About Town" kick off campaign to announce this year's three contestants.  This year's theme is "Charging Forward for Woman's Health".  Man About Town is the organization's biggest fundraiser with the goal this year to raise money to … [Read more...]