Author: Rick Herrick

C.A.M.P. on Local Forest to Eradicate Marijuana Planting

National Forest area near Day Creek Canyon, July 23, 2015 –  The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) and the DEA to eradicate a large marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Day Creek Canyon. The site was located in extremely rugged terrain approximately one mile north of the city limits of Rancho Cucamonga. Investigators found 4,278 marijuana plants, a large amount of camping equipment and an abundance of trash as evidence that several suspects, including Gonzales-Salcedo and Rincon-Arreola, were living within the site, and caring for the marijuana...

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The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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PREPARE FOR NEW TRAFFIC AND BOAT RETRIEVAL CONTROL DURING AND AFTER FIREWORKS

Big Bear Lake, CA July 3, 2015 – New this year will be a traffic plan to help ease July 4th congestion that previously has plagued the end of the fireworks program.  Officials are estimating between 140,000 and 160,000 visitors on the 4th.  Simply put, Big Bear Boulevard, Highway 18, nearest the fireworks display will have a “No Left Turn” procedure in place.  That is in order to help move traffic faster by preventing the slow process of crossing and blocking the highway with left turning vehicles.  What does that mean and how can you better deal with this new and temporary traffic plan?  Plan ahead.  If after the show you need to go East, then park on the South side of Big Bear Boulevard.  Driving home will then be a right turn, no left turn needed!  And if you need to travel West, then park on the North side of Big Bear Boulevard for the same reason.  But if you are unable, or you forget this tip, then an unscheduled scenic trip around the lake will be an alternative.  Also, keep in mind that 8 major intersections will be controlled by Law Enforcement including Highway 18 at the Big Bear Dam. Boats will also be affected and you can expect delays of at least one hour retrieving your boat after the show.  The East and West MWD boat...

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Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male subject who was wearing an authorized fire department uniform and represented himself as a firefighter. When the subject stopped at a checkpoint, he claimed he was trying to locate a fire crew and then left the area. Approximately 15 minutes later the vehicle was...

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Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 – Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it becomes available as crews work to remove the truck and debris from the...

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