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Suspect Sought For Burglary and Assault at Shopping Centers

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 17, 2015 – Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a disturbance in the Interlaken Shopping Center in Big Bear Lake.  A witness observed a Hispanic male adult break into a vehicle in the parking lot and take items from inside the car.  The witness chased the male suspect, who brandished a weapon and made threatening statements.  The suspect then ran into the open field behind the shopping center.  Less than 10 minutes later, deputies responded to a report of an attempted vehicle theft in the K-Mart parking lot.  An unknown Hispanic male adult, matching the same description as the suspect from the Interlaken Shopping Center, broke into a vehicle in the parking lot.  The suspect fled the area when the vehicle owner yelled at him to get out of the car.  Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and the Sheriff’s Aviation Division conducted a thorough ground and aerial search of the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.  Following these incidents, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received several photographs of the suspect from private citizens via social media.  As a result of the information received from observant witnesses, deputies were able to identify the suspect as 23-year-old Michael Reyes, Jr.  Reyes has active felony warrants issued against him for prior criminal history...

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Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Hosts Free Seminar on Identity Theft and Scams

Big Bear, CA, April 10, 2012, 5:00pm – In order to raise community awareness, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is offering a free seminar on identity theft and common fraud scams on Wednesday evening, April 11th.  Our local Sheriff’s Department has received an increased number of reports of scams and identity theft over the past three months.  Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, such as your Social Security number, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.  “Scam” is a term that covers a variety of crimes, ranging from bogus Internet auctions to the infamous Nigerian advance fee fraud schemes.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 8.6 million households in the U.S. experienced some form of identity theft in 2010 with the direct financial loss estimated at $13.3 billion.  And, according to the Federal Trade Commission, California ranks third in the nation per capita for identity theft.  Although senior citizens were once considered to be the most common victims, the 18 to 29 year old age bracket accounts for almost 30% of all identity theft complaints.  All Valley residents are invited to learn more about how identity theft is committed, common Internet scams, techniques to avoid becoming a victim and information on what to do if you are victimized.  Seating is limited to 100 attendees on Wednesday at 6pm in Hofert Hall...

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