sherifflogo-thumbDeputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, along with officials from San Bernardino County Code Enforcement, will be conducting another Problem Oriented Policing Sweep on November 5, this time in the areas of Fawnskin, along North Shore Drive, and the east end of the Big Bear Valley. Issues of concern during the code sweep are abandoned vehicles, boats and trailers; vehicles with expired registration tags that are parked on county roadways; and residences with refuse and scrap in the yards. Similar sweeps conducted within the Valley over the last six months have resulted in a total of 154 tows, several cases opened on residences in violation of county codes, and numerous other citations being written for violation of county and vehicle codes. November 5 will be the last planned sweep of this type for the year before the winter season. Per a statement issued by the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, these Problem Oriented Policing Sweeps have been one component of efforts by the Sheriff’s Department to clean up neighborhoods within the Big Bear Valley. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has also had a trash crew working within the Valley over the past several months to assist homeowners in removing debris and unwanted bulky items from their yards by taking them to the Big Bear Transfer Station at no cost to the homeowner. In total, nearly 100 loads of trash have been taken to the dump, with an estimated weight of nearly 60 tons. These programs have been very successful within the community.  Although the Sheriff’s Station is not scheduling trash runs at this time, the program is expected to begin again next spring. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station encourages all Big Bear Valley residents to take the necessary actions to ensure their vehicles and properties meet current code requirements at all times.