Author: Vanessa Finney

Death at Dock is Under Investigation

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 3, 2014 – The Labor Day Weekend boosted the local economy by bringing plenty of tourists into town, but the holiday was not without its accidents. On Saturday evening, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a body in the lake off Waterview Drive, between Boulder Bay and Metcalf Bay. Deputies found a 51-year-old deceased male in the water near a dock. The Coroner’s Office recovered the body but will withhold the victim’s identity  until the next of kin has been notified. The circumstances of the death are still under investigation. On Monday afternoon, a mountain bike accident at Snow Summit was serious enough to require an airlift for urgent medical treatment; no word on the extent of the cyclist’s injuries. The last holiday weekend saw one serious incident on the mountain: On the morning of July 4th, a 54-year-old Valencia resident fell off his mountain bike while riding a trail. He was not breathing when found and was airlifted to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries the next morning. The Big Bear Municipal Water District reported no watercraft collisions over the three-day period between August 30 and September...

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Christopher Glass Reported Missing

Big Bear City, CA, August 31, 2014 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is asking the public to be on the lookout for a voluntary missing person. On Friday, the family of 32-year-old Christopher Glass filed a missing persons report and said he was last seen July 28 at his residence on Lark Drive in Big Bear Lake. It’s not known if he is currently in the Big Bear area. Christopher Glass is a 6’1” male, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Sheriff’s Station at (909)...

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Identify Theft Operation Exposed in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, August 31, 2014 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has one suspect in custody in a mail theft case, and is actively searching for the second suspect. During the course of investigation, a vehicle was identified as possibly being driven by the suspects. On August 28 at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies spotted the vehicle driving on Moonridge Road and tried to conduct a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over, however, and after being pursued a few blocks, he stopped on Elm Street, and escaped on foot with his passenger into the forest. Later that morning, deputies searched a Big Bear City residence where the vehicle was known to have been previously parked, and they discovered a large quantity of stolen mail from multiple cities throughout San Bernardino County, from Big Bear to Chino Hills. While the deputies were searching the residence, the passenger in the vehicle they’d tried to pull over, Robert Rivera, arrived. He was taken into custody and booked on felony charges of probation violation, possession of stolen property, forgery, and making or possessing fraudulent checks. An arraignment hearing is set for September 2 at the San Bernardino County Superior Court. A second suspect remains outstanding, and the public is asked to call the Sheriff’s Station with any information on his whereabouts. Transito Jovani Lovo is a 30-year-old Hispanic male, 5’5” tall,...

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Historical Reenactment Open to Public This Weekend

Holcomb Valley, CA, August 30, 2014 – In the early 1800s, thousands of mountain men roamed the wilderness and marked trails on the American frontier west of the Mississippi river. They were often isolated in the winter months, so they adopted Native American survival techniques and when the spring thaw came, they’d rendezvous to trade supplies, gamble and hold shooting competitions. The Big Horn Mountain Men is a present-day organization that promotes camping, archery, and cooking skills. Every year, they sponsor a rendezvous in the Holcomb Valley. This year, their primitive camp will be set up through September 7. Participants wear period costume, including the leather clothes and moccasins common to the era. Rendezvous events include Hawk and Knife throwing, Bow and Arrow shooting, and Fire Starting Contests with Flint and Steel. There are also kids’ activities, basket weaving and wool spinning. The Rendezvous is open to the public this Labor Day Weekend at the Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Day visitors are welcome with/or without period dress, and scouts in uniform are admitted free. For a trip back into time this Saturday, Sunday or Monday, access the camp via Polique Canyon Road in...

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The Time to Get Ready is NOW

Big Bear City, CA, August 27, 2014 – On August 24, the northern San Francisco Bay area suffered a magnitude 6 earthquake that caused significant damage in south Napa County. KBHR is using this as an opportunity to review basic earthquake preparedness guidelines. Take time now to mitigate any hazards in your home. Fasten shelves securely to walls, placing large or heavy objects on lower shelves; brace overhead light fixtures, and hang heavy items such as pictures and mirrors away from anywhere people sit or lie down. Also, identify safe spots in every room, such as under sturdy desks and tables, against an inside wall, and away from glass that could shatter or heavy furniture that could fall over. Standing inside a doorway is no longer recommended. Experts also caution against running indoors or outdoors while the shaking is going on. Plan for the aftermath. Certain disaster supplies should be kept next to each bed, including sturdy shoes, a flashlight with extra batteries, a whistle and a first aid kit. The head of household should also keep copies of essential documents in a secure, waterproof container with the disaster supplies kit. And finally, in case family members are separated during an earthquake, agree on a meeting place, and designate one out-of-area person who can be called by everyone in the household to relay...

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