Tag: San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department

July 4th Traffic Plan – No Left Turns on Big Bear Blvd

The July 4th event traffic plan will be in effect following this year’s fireworks celebration.  The City of Big Bear Lake with the enforcement efforts of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department along with the California Highway Patrol want to help ease some of the traffic tangles that traditionally follow the fireworks show.   Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show.  If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of...

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Arson Suspect Arrested Following Extensive Search

Crestline, CA – On Monday, May 1, at about 8:07 p.m., the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a male attempting to start a fire on Highway 18 just below the Highway 138 cut off in the area of Crestline. Officers from both agencies responded to the scene along with Cal Fire and US Forestry Fire. Numerous additional 911 calls were received reporting the subject was armed with a firearm and carrying an ax. The subject also threw rocks at a vehicle on the highway. The subject ran down the highway, fled over the side, and headed down toward Lower Bonnie Canyon. The subject lit an additional fire in the dense brush of the canyon, below the highway. Highway 18 was closed and all traffic was evacuated due to the fire and armed subject. Multiple law enforcement agencies including San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Twin Peaks and Central Stations, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino Police Department, Cal Fire Investigators, US Forest Service Officers, and K9s from both the Sheriff’s Department and Montclair Police responded. A perimeter was established as helicopters from the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol used FLIR to search for the subject in the dense brush. The subject, identified as Benjamin Andrew Baptiste, a 27 year old resident of Cedar Glen, was located on the side of Highway 18, within...

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INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake VICTIM: Unidentified Male On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:33 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Station were called to the Big Bear Lake shoreline behind the Marina Resort Hotel located at 40770 Big Bear Blvd. Hotel employees reported finding a male subject floating face down near the shoreline. Deputies from the Big Bear Station as well as the Big Bear Lake Fire Department responded and located a deceased male in the lake. An investigation into the subject’s death is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time....

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Sonar Training on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, May 23rd, 2016 – Big Bear Lake played host to numerous law enforcement agencies from around California and Arizona this week. The participating agencies took part in state ­of­ the ­art sonar training on Big Bear Lake. The training exercise was hosted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies used the training sessions on the Sheriff’s Department boats to better prepare for future investigations. Many of the law enforcement agencies require staff with expertise in search and rescue or evidence retrieval operations on lakes and ponds. They may be searching for a missing person, stolen property, a vehicle or a discarded weapon used...

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Sheriff McMahon recognizes the Greatest of Gift Givers

Big Bear, CA, December 19th, 2015 – In this, the season of giving, San Bernadino County Sheriff John McMahon recognized 32 individuals for giving the ultimate gift in 2015; The gift of life. Both public employees and private citizens received The Sheriff’s Lifesaving Award for acts of courage, wisdom, aid and mercy to those in need.  These individuals are responsible for administering CPR, preventing attempted acts of suicide and providing first aid which directly contributed to saving many lives. From Sheriff’s deputies, on and off duty– like Deputy Will Fifita who performed CPR on his own father upon his arrival at LAX, with the...

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