Tag: Fawnskin

Fawnskin Man Arrested For Posing as a Federal Agent

Big Bear, CA, December 14, 2015 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station says a Fawnskin man has been arrested and charged in connection with posing as a federal agent working in the Big Bear area.  Police received a report, Tuesday, December 8, of an unknown male identifying himself as a federal agent, brandishing a firearm and fraudulent law enforcement credentials. An investigation was immediately launched and Big Bear Sheriff’s investigators identified the suspect as 38 year old James Fiddler. Fiddler was contacted during a traffic stop on North Shore Lane in the community of Fawnskin. Fiddler was detained and found to be in possession of two loaded firearms, body armor, a counterfeit federal government identification card and several novelty law enforcement style badges. Armed with a search warrant, police detectives located explosive materials used to manufacture explosive devices. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Detail responded to the location and took possession of the explosive material. Fiddler was booked into the Big Bear jail on several felony charges including weapon possession, possession of a destructive device, and possession of material with intent to manufacture a destructive device. In addition, Fiddler is charged with misdemeanors: impersonating a peace officer, possession of high capacity ammunition magazines and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. Fiddler is being held on $150,000 bail and is to be arraigned on Tuesday, December...

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North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 – Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, “The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the town of Fawnskin provides a spectacular setting and is the perfect location to host such a top domestic time trial event; plus along with our Amgen Tour of California Time Trial in May, it solidifies Big Bear’s position as Southern California’s cycling capital.” The Time Trial will cause some traffic issues that motorists should be aware of, however. Highway 38, North Shore Drive, will be closed from Stanfield Cutoff west to the Fawnskin triangle on Thursday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, please be aware of heavy bicycle traffic on the southbound lane of North Shore Drive between Stanfield Cutoff and Division from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., as professional riders will be warming up for the races. The East Boat Ramp will be closed as well, but you may launch free at Big Bear Marina on Thursday only. Spectators wishing to watch the race and visit the team parking lot, are asked to park in the North Shore Elementary School...

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Stabbing Suspect at Large in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, August 16, 2014 – A 53-year-old stabbing victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment from her Fawnskin residence Friday, after Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a disturbance on Barbara Lee Lane. The suspect is a 22-year-old autistic male named Jordan Lee Foster, who fled from the scene into a wooded area. A police helicopter followed him north but lost his trail; today deputies have been looking for vacant houses he might have broken into. The Sheriff’s Station describes Foster as 5’9″ and slender with long black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a tan t-shirt with light blue board-style shorts and his hair in a ponytail. It’s not known if he is carrying any weapons, but due to his mental disabilities, he may become agitated if approached. Anyone seeing Jordan Foster should not engage with him, but call the Sheriff’s Station immediately at (909)...

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Old Miners Days has Rich History

Big Bear, CA, June 14, 2014 – In the summer of 1927, Big Bear had a parade celebrating its history that went right down Pine Knot Blvd. Local Big Bear historians think this may have been the true beginning of Old Miners Days. This year marks 65 years of Old Miners Days, Big Bear’s longest running community event. Back in the early days through the late 1980s, Old Miners Days was a two week celebration featuring events like the Loggers Jubilee lumberjack competition, the Whisker-ino contest to find the most impressive facial hair, performances of  ‘The Blossoms of Big Bear’ and ‘Deadwood Dick’, and the Fawnskin Street Dance which celebrated the mid-point of Old Miners Days and the beginning of the last leg for the burro racers.  The Heritage Parade, which marks the beginning of festivities these days, was always the final event capping off the two weeks of Old Miners celebrations. 1953 marks the first year for the burro races which was the main event of Old Miners Days. Man and burro teams would race 40 miles from Apple Valley through Lucerne up to Holcomb Valley and down into Fawnskin, where they would take the time to celebrate at the Fawnskin Street Dance before the final run to the Elk’s Lodge. Due to traffic issues, the beginning of the race was switched to Pioneertown after about 4 years. In...

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North Shore Residents Should Plan Ahead for Commutes

Fawnskin, CA, March 19, 2014 – The Redlands Bicycle Classic is a world-class five-day road cycling race that men and women from all over the country compete in. Next month, there will be a significant local impact for some local residents, when road closures will add time to commutes. The time trial for the bike race is scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd along the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Hard road closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between the west end of North Shore Lane and Stanfield Cutoff. In addition, the total closure will extend to downtown Fawnskin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these closures, residents who live north of North Shore Drive and west of Canyon Road can access their homes via Navajo Street near the Fawnskin Fire Station. There will be westbound access available by police escort only for two 15-minute periods: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Those needing an escort off the race course should call (909) 499-6350; the escort leaves from Bruin or Canyon Road and Highway 38...

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