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Stolen Bronze Star Medal Recovered and Returned to Family of Korean War Vet

Big Bear, CA – In August, 2014, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of S. Winding Lane in Big Bear City and recovered stolen property that included a Bronze Star medal with a “V” Device. The Bronze Star had the name Dell Bender engraved on the back of it. The search warrant resulted in the arrest of multiple suspects and convictions. The criminal case has since been adjudicated and the stolen property was authorized for release to its rightful owner. A records check revealed that Mr. Bender is...

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Three Felony Arrests Following Home Invasion Robbery

Big Bear City, CA – Shortly after 11:30 a.m. yesterday, May 10, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a physical assault near the intersection of Mt. Doble Drive and Big Bear Blvd. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject with injuries, including lacerations to his extremities, swollen eyes, and a bloody nose. Through investigation, it was discovered that three suspects entered the victim’s nearby residence in the 500 block of Irving Way in Big Bear City. One of the suspects assaulted the victim, stole his personal property, and all three fled the scene. Deputies conducted a check of the area and performed a traffic stop on three males in a vehicle matching the suspects’ descriptions on Big Bear Blvd. near the intersection of Georgia Street. The three males, identified as Trent Coursey, River Harp, and a 17-year-old juvenile were determined to be the suspects involved in the confrontation and robbery. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident. Following further investigation, Trent Coursey was booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of Home Invasion Robbery. Coursey remains in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail. River Harp was booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of Conspiracy, with bail set at $25,000. Arraignment hearings for Coursey and Harp are scheduled for May 12 in San Bernardino County Superior...

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Sheriff’s Station Asks For Public’s Help in Identifying Suspects

            Big Bear, CA, March 3, 2015 – As part of the ongoing investigation into the commercial burglary that occurred at the Gas for Less in Big Bear City on February 26, detectives have obtained additional video and photographs of the suspects. The images were collected from another ATM, moments before the burglary. The video shows the same vehicle seen at the Gas for Less parked in front of this machine and the suspects approaching and tampering with the ATM. Anyone who can identify the individuals seen in the photos accompanying this story is encouraged to contact the Detective Bureau at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at...

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Stolen Property Recovered

Big Bear City, CA, Sept. 23, 2014 – As part of an ongoing investigation regarding a series of burglaries linked between Big Bear and the High Desert, detectives from both the Big Bear and Apple Valley Sheriff’s Stations served a search warrant at a residence in Big Bear City last Thursday. Execution of the warrant led to the discovery of narcotics and stolen property linked to at least 14 burglaries in Big Bear and the High Desert. Three female suspects were arrested at the residence. They were identified as Christina Delonnie, Sara Gonzales, and Cassandra Chavira and were booked into the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance. The arraignment hearings on this matter were held yesterday at the San Bernardino County Superior Court.  Additional suspects in the burglaries have been identified and the investigation is...

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Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 – As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, there were a lot of people enjoying what our valley has to offer. According to the MWD, many of those visitors were out on the lake. On Saturday afternoon there were 545 boats on the water and on Sunday there were 352. This is double the number of boats out on a typical Saturday or Sunday. There were also 571 boat launches from the two public ramps. These numbers are similar to 2013, however last year Sunday was the busy day. From an informal survey of several restaurants both in Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City, most said it was their busiest weekend of the summer. Also, the private home rental businesses reported over 95%...

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