The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station wrapped their final code enforcement sweep of the year yesterday. The Problem Oriented Policing Sweep was conducted by local Sheriff’s deputies and personnel from San Bernardino County Code Enforcement, and included neighborhoods in Fawnskin, along the North Shore, and East Big Bear Valley. Per the press release issued by the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, the November 5 code sweep resulted in another 34 vehicles, boats and trailers in violation of county and vehicle codes being towed. This figure makes a total of 188 tows for similar sweeps conducted within the Valley over the last six months. Notice of Thursday’s sweep was made in advance of the POP project to allow residents time to ensure their vehicles and properties were not in violation. It is noted by the Sheriff’s Department that the advance notice to the public resulted in a reduction of tows and citations being issued. Although this was the last planned sweep of this type for the year, citizens are reminded that vehicles in violation may be cited and/or towed at any time, and not just during a designated sweep. Residents of the Big Bear Valley are encouraged to maintain their vehicles and property at all times to ensure that they meet code requirements.
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