Tag: Big Bear Lake

Coast Guard Auxiliary Hosts Life Jacket Exchange

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 29, 2015 – The Big Bear Lake Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a booth for the Life Jacket Trade-In  being held at the Carol Morrison Public Boat Ramp (East Boat Ramp) from noon until 2PM on Saturday, May 30th. The Annual Life Jacket Trade-In is put on by the California Department of Boating and Waterways with free life jackets paid for by donors of major companies. According to the USCG, “Nine out of ten drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety. 80% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets when found. Most of the victims owned PFDs, but they died without them. A wearable PFD can save your life, if you wear it.” Life jackets should no longer be used if not in serviceable condition. This would be a great opportunity to trade in any life jackets that are torn, damaged, deflated, rotted, or punctured. If in doubt if the life jacket is serviceable, please come to exchange it for a new one. Children should never wear life jackets that don’t fit them. Melissa Miranda, of CAL Boating and Waterways, cautioned, “Don’t get a life jacket for a child to ‘grow into.”  It should fit the current weight of the child, not their age.” Operators of canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and water skiers are required to always...

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Big Bear Lake Homicide Investigation

 Big Bear Lake, CA, April 29, 2015 – On Tuesday, April 28, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after going to the cabin, entering the residence, and finding the victim dead at the location. The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old George Kovacevich. Deputies determined Kovacevich to be the victim of a gunshot wound. The Homicide Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding this matter is requested to contact Sergeant John Gaffney of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589 and refer to case number H2015-036. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at...

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Big Bear Lake Man Arrested for Assault With a Firearm

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 22, 2015 – Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on April 20, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the area of the 500 block of Temple Lane in Big Bear Lake. A witness reported that after hearing the gunshot, a male subject was observed standing on his porch and yelling threatening statements at his neighbor. The male subject, later identified as Ronald Argelander, then went back into his residence and continued yelling at the neighbor through an open window. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with Argelander by using a public address system. At first, Argelander was unresponsive to deputy commands, but then became cooperative after deputies were able to talk him out of his house. Argelander was taken into custody without incident. Deputies recovered the weapon at the scene. A search of the area was conducted and no damage was found to any surrounding property. A criminal history check revealed that Argelander is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. Ronald Argelander was booked into West Valley Detention Center on felony charges of assault with a firearm, gross negligence with a firearm, criminal threats, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Argelander remains in jail on $50,000 bail, pending an arraignment hearing set for April 22 in San Bernardino County Superior...

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Big Bear Lake Is Open For The Season

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 2, 2015 – Yesterday, Big Bear Municipal Water District opened the Carol Morrison East Launch Ramp for the 2015 season. The public boat launch ramp, which has been closed for the winter, gives boat owners the opportunity to launch onto the lake for boating and fishing, and is especially good news for anglers that prefer trolling over shoreline fishing. In addition to the public launch ramp opening, five Big Bear Lake marinas are now open for the 2015 season. On May 8, the Duane Boyer West Launch Ramp will open offering even more public access to the lake. To celebrate Big Bear Lake’s opening day, Big Bear MWD planted approximately one million fingerling trout into the lake. This should help increase the trout population for years to come. In addition to the fresh load of fingerling trout, the MWD plans to plant two more truckloads of 250,000 larger trout that are approximately 10 to 12 inches within the next two weeks. In addition to the ‘pink-meat’ that Big Bear Lake is famous for, it also has both large mouth and small mouth bass, catfish, crappie, and...

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Coroner Positively Identifies Victim of House Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2015 – On Thursday, February 26 at 11:11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residential fire on Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake. During a search of the residence, firefighters located Puangmanee Neatherlin, a long-time resident of Big Bear Lake, known to her friends and customers as Pong, and removed her outside. She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. A gathering in her memory will be held at Pong’s Restaurant on Wednesday, March 4, at 12:00 noon. Friends can join her family for a service and lunch of Pong’s favorites. To help with expenses, donations are greatly...

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