Deadly Weapon Assault and Carjacking Suspect Arrested in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA February 9, 2015 - At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Monday 02/09/15, Suspect Travest Hill carjacked the owner of a halfway house for parolees in the City of San Bernardino. Hill is a resident of the facility and on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Hill assaulted the victim, hitting her repeatedly on her face and head with a … [Read more...]

This Is Only A Drill

SO-Bomb-Squad

Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - During the week of January 19-22, the Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting a multi-casualty incident training event. Citizens in Big Bear Valley can expect to see a variety of vehicles and staff from the Big Bear Fire Dept., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., and the San Bernardino County Fire … [Read more...]

Body Found in Lake Positively Identified

Cimbaluk

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 9, 2015 - The San Bernardino County Coroner has positively identified the female found in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, January 8, 2015 as missing person Lisa Ann Cimbaluk. Examinations will be conducted in order to determine the cause of death. The investigation is being handled by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Sugarloaf Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Abduction Charges

Big Bear, CA, December 3, 2014 - A mother accused of kidnapping her son from the child's father and taking him to Mexico, pled guilty on November 20th to felony child abduction charges and was sentenced to 6 months in County Jail and 5 years probation. On November 6th, investigators from the Child Abduction Unit of the San Bernardino County … [Read more...]

A Fugitive in Our Midst: Christopher Dorner in Retrospect

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 10, 2014 - In February of 2013, many of us began following the news of a disturbed, disgruntled ex-cop as he crisscrossed southern California: A pair of murders in Irvine, an attempted boat theft in San Diego, an officer shot in Corona, and a fatal ambush in Riverside. It was chilling to watch Christopher Dorner’s path … [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...]

Sheriff Commends Search Tactics as Sound, Effective and Valiant

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 16, 2013 -- During a press conference Friday, multiple authorities recapped the previous eight days of the Christopher Dorner investigation. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon expressed pride in the heroic efforts of peace officers who put themselves in imminent danger to protect the public and each other, and … [Read more...]

Manhunt Continues in the Big Bear Area

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 8, 2013 - The Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says ground crews will continue searching for fugitive Christopher Dorner on Saturday and keep evaluating the situation. In addition to searching the forest where his vehicle was found, armed crews have been methodically … [Read more...]

Tow Service Operators Needed

Big Bear, CA, February 5, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting open enrollment for tow service operators interested in contracting for services with the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.  The open enrollment period is from March 1st through March 31st, 2013.  Applications are available on-line at … [Read more...]

Supervisors Appoint McMahon As Sheriff

San Bernardino, CA, December 21, 2012 - The Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Rod Hoops, who plans to retire on December 31. The appointment was supported by the county’s police chiefs and other law enforcement leaders, officials from communities that contract … [Read more...]