Big Bear Lake, CA, October 4, 2013 – Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Thursday, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported burglary in progress on the 41000 block of Swan Drive in Big Bear Lake. Two male suspects were seen taking property from a vacation rental, loading the items into a green vehicle, and leaving the residence.
Deputies found the green vehicle parked at an apartment complex on the 41000 block of Brownie Lane in Big Bear Lake. They found there a suspect, Freddie Chavez, who matched the description of one of the suspects and was found to be in possession of the stolen property. Deputies recovered all of the goods — a 55″ flat screen television, speakers, radio, power tools, DVD player, telescope and miscellaneous items — and booked Chavez into Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of burglary. He remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is scheduled for October 7 at San Bernardino County Superior Court.
The second burglary suspect, described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 20 years of age, remains outstanding. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting WETIP at (800) 78-CRIME.