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...]

Suspect Sought For Burglary and Assault at Shopping Centers

Michael Reyes, Jr.

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 17, 2015 - Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a disturbance in the Interlaken Shopping Center in Big Bear Lake.  A witness observed a Hispanic male adult break into a vehicle in the parking lot and take items from inside the car.  The witness chased … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found in Debris of Residential Fire

Photo: Big Bear Sheriff’s Station

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 11, 2015 -At approximately 9:36 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a fire in the area of Dream Street and Waynoka Lane in Big Bear Lake.  Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from the Big Bear Fire Department responded and observed a residence fully engulfed in … [Read more...]

Public Assistance Requested in Attempted Burglary

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Big Bear City, CA, February 26, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is asking for the public’s assistance to identify three suspects involved in a commercial burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of February 26th.  Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a burglary alarm at … [Read more...]

Unidentified Female Perishes In Big Bear Lake House Fire

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2015 - In a press release issued today by the Big Bear Sheriff's Department, shortly before 11:15 a.m. today, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and fire personnel from Big Bear Fire responded to a reported house on fire in the 42000 block of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake.  Information was received that … [Read more...]

Soroptimist of Big Bear Valley Awards Locals in Community Service

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 20, 2015 - Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley honored three local women, one business and one organization on Thursday, February 19th at their annual awards ceremony entitled this year "Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women".  The Soroptimist Ruby Award was presented to Patty Hafen and … [Read more...]