“Suicide Prevention Week” Puts Spotlight on Local Interventions

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2013 - The 39th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week starts on Monday, and Lutheran Social Services is taking the opportunity to inform the public about the great strides being taken in prevention. Thanks to Prop. 63 -- the Mental Health Services Act passed by voters in 2004 -- California has invested in … [Read more...]

Accused Child Molester Faces Arraignment Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 11, 2013 - The County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint yesterday against a suspected child molester living in Big Bear Lake. Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Kardos faces six felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and two counts of sex or sodomy with a child under 10 years old.  At the … [Read more...]

Dog in missing person’s case may have been found

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 - Law enforcement officers are bringing Bruce Jackson to the Cactus Flats area to identify a dog matching the description of the runaway dog that caused him to be separated from another hiker. Jackson reported yesterday to the Big Bear Sheriff's Station that he had been separated from his friend, … [Read more...]

Bike club presents kids’ cycling extravaganza

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 10, 2013 - The second annual Big Bear Children's CycleFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Big Bear Sheriff's Office. This event is presented by  to help keep kids safe on the road. It includes free helmets, helmet inspection and fitting, free bike inspections and presentations on … [Read more...]

Missing hikers found in good condition

San Bernardino National Forest, May 7, 2013 - This morning, a Sheriff's helicopter spotted three hikers reported missing Sunday. At approximately 10:15 a.m., the three men -- Ryan Shankles, and Miguel DeLatorre from Oceanside, and David Yoder from Carlsbad -- were found in the area of Northfork Meadows, close to Mineshaft Campground.  They are … [Read more...]

Attempted murder suspect flees Riverside for mountains

Sugarloaf, CA, May 3, 2013 - Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputies assisted in the arrest of an attempted murder suspect Thursday night after a Riverside detective asked for their cooperation. Suspect Elida Johnson had been involved in an altercation in Riverside with her estranged husband over their children. The 48-year-old woman is accused of stabbing … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Taco Bell Burglary

Big Bear City, May 4, 2013 - An employee of Community Market in Big Bear City is credited with tipping off the Big Bear Sheriff's Station in the case of an armed robbery. On the night of April 29, a masked gunman forced his way into the local Taco Bell and escaped with several hundred dollars from the cash drawers. On the morning of May 1, the … [Read more...]

WeTip recognizes local law enforcement officers

Deputy Alex Collins during his hospital recovery.

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 25, 2013 - At the National WeTip Conference on April 19,  the program awarded Deputy Alex Collins of the Big Bear Station the Award of Valor, and Detective Jeremiah MacKay a posthumous  Award of Valor. Collins and MacKay were struck by gunfire during the Christopher Dorner manhunt in February; MacKay died of his … [Read more...]

Holiday Food & Toy Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 7, 2012 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will be providing toys and food to selected families in need this holiday season. You can help by donating new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items. Donations will be accepted at the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 477 Summit Boulevard until December 14th. … [Read more...]

Crime Scene and Vehicle Accident at Meadow Park

Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 15, 2012 - Details are few regarding an incident that happened in the early morning hours today at Meadow Park.  A single vehicle apparently crashed through the fencing at Swim Beach, traveled through the beach area and into the water.  As of 3:00pm, the vehicle was still in the water with Big Bear Sheriff deputies … [Read more...]