Have You Seen This Snowboarder? Sheriff’s Department Seeking Info on January 2 Hit-and-Run on the Slopes

Wanted: The Sheriff's Department is trying to locate this man, a snowboarder involved in an on-the-slopes accident at Bear Mountain on Saturday, January 2. Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-800-78-CRIME.

Wanted: The Sheriff's Department is trying to locate this man, a snowboarder involved in an on-the-slopes accident at Bear Mountain on Saturday, January 2. Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-800-78-CRIME.

The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is trying to locate a white male snowboarder in his 20s, involved in a hit-and-run incident on the slopes this past Saturday. Per the press release issued today: “On January 2 at approximately 1pm, a nine-year-old female victim was struck and injured by an unknown white male snowboarder while on the slopes at Bear Mountain Ski Resort. The male snowboarder struck the victim and continued down the run without making contact with the victim. The juvenile victim sustained non-life threatening injuries that included a compound fracture to her femur and severe facial injuries. The victim was flown to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’10″ – 6’2″ tall, wearing a black and white jacket, black pants, and using a black snowboard. The Big Bear Sheriff Station has taken a report and is actively investigating all leads to identify the suspect. Detectives of the station have worked with the victim and her family to produce a composite sketch of the suspect. It is a criminal act to leave the scene of a skiing accident under California Penal Code section 653i, which states, in part: ‘Any person who is involved in a skiing accident and who leaves the scene of an accident knowing or having reason to believe that any other person involved in the accident is in need of medical and other assistance, except to notify the proper authorities or to obtain assistance, shall be guilty…’ The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information regarding the collision or identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 909/866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 1-800-78-CRIME.”

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