Author: Rick Herrick

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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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FUGITIVE MICHAEL JOHN BOWDEN

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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Two Separate Restaurant Fires Reported Within Two Hours.

This morning at 10:17am, a fire was reported burning at 41025 Big Bear Boulevard, the location of Fuji restaurant.   The boulevard was blocked with for a short time with first responders and their equipment.  The nature of the fire is under investigation but initial indications are that while the restaurant was closed a fire may have originated in the kitchen and spread to areas of attic.  The fire was quickly brought under control and no injuries were reported. On the very same day, and within hours, a fire was reported at a favorite locals restaurant, La Paws, in Big...

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Obama Uses Antiquities Act to Create Three New Southern California National Monuments

Big Bear Lake, CA February 12, 2016 – New legislation was proceeding to create Desert and Mountain protection spearheaded by Senator Feinstein and Congressman Cook in a bipartisan effort, yet the president unilaterally used Antiquities Act to create what is being called the California Desert Monument.   Recently, the Big Bear Lake City Council, in a letter, urged the legislative process to continue and address the concerns of all the stakeholders in this vast and diverse area.  Three regions are now designated including “Sand to Snow” which includes San Gorgonio and areas of the San Bernardino National Forest. The reactions...

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