Author: Rick Herrick

Steve Schindler, BBARWA GM, Announces His Retirement

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – Steven Schindler, the General Manager for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA), announced he will retire as the head of the organization on May 1, 2017.  Schindler will leave the organization after serving as its chief executive for more than half of the Agency’s existence and longest tenured employee; with over 24 years at BBARWA and over 34 years serving the public in southern California; “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Big Bear Valley, the Governing Board and staff,” said Schindler. “Together we have made BBARWA a strong...

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James Ramos Wins – Election Rules Force Others to November Runoff

Although the nations’ campaigns for president have taken the spotlight for so many months the most important to the Big Bear Valley are the offices that have their roots closest to home.  With 100% of the precincts reporting the unofficial results of yesterday’s election are as follows. James Ramos has easily won his reelection efforts by taking 65% of the vote over opponent Donna Munoz for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Third District.  Robert Lovingood will face a runoff with Angela Valles for the first district and Josie Gonzales of the 5th district will return as she...

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Probationer Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle into Boulder Bay

Big Bear Lake, Ca – On Monday, June 6 at around 8:12 a.m. deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of an overturned vehicle in the lake bed near Boulder Bay in Big Bear Lake.  Deputies located an overturned white Ford truck on the shoreline with debris and work equipment strewn about.  No one was found to be at the scene. Through investigation, deputies determined that the truck had been stolen from a residence in Arrowhead by an employee of the vehicle’s registered owner.  The suspect is identified as 38-year-old Shawn Kelly.  Deputies made...

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Big Bear Lake, CA June 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Michael Bowden, a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Office on a no bail warrant out of Utah. Bowden is believed to currently be frequenting the Big Bear area. Bowden is a 35-year-old White male adult, 5’9″ tall, 155 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Bowden is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE TIP at (800)...

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High Speed Pursuit Ends in Big Bear Lake

UPDATE:  04/08/16 ; 1225 hrs. Suspect Nioel Banuelos was booked into the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of Evading a Peace Officer With Disregard for Public Safety; Assault With a Deadly Weapon; and Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer.  Banuelos remains in custody at High Desert Detention Center.  The active no-bail probation violation warrant issued against him precludes Banuelos from posting bail.  Court hearings in this matter are scheduled for April 11 and 12in San Bernardino County Superior Court. Big Bear Lake, CA, April 7, 2016 – High Speed pursuits are unusual for Big Bear...

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