Big Bear Lake, CA, March 9, 2012, 8:00am – On Thursday, March 8, 2012 the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received reports of eight vehicle burglaries from unlocked cars between midnight and 7:00am at various locations in the City of Big Bear Lake. Investigation of the burglaries is ongoing with deputies and detectives following up on all leads. Tiffany Swantek, at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station says you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim by taking a few simple steps.
~ Keep car doors, windows and sunroofs closed and locked.
~ Never leave valuables in your vehicle.
~ Park your vehicle in well-lit areas.
~ Do not leave your keys in your vehicle.
~ Do not leave cash or change in the cup holder.
~ Mark all of your electronic equipment (i.e. GPS units and MP3 players) with a personal identification number and keep a list of the serial numbers, makes and model numbers of all your electronic equipment. If your property is stolen, this will help you recover  This will help in the recovery of your property if have anything stolen. Anyone with information on the recent vehicle burglaries should contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 866-0100.  Information can also be reported anonymously by calling 1 (800) 78-CRIME.