Tag: San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department

State Fire Camp Inmate Escaped

San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 – Sheriff’s dispatch received information that an inmate had walked away from a fire crew at Hwy 330 and E. Highland Avenue in the City of Highland.  The inmate was last seen at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Deputies immediately responded to the area and began searching for Kent Lesporavsky.  Sheriff’s Aviation and search dogs have also responded to the area and are assisting in the search.  The inmate, Kent Lesporavsky is described as a white male adult, 43 years of age, weighing approximately 220 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing an orange...

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IRS Phone Scam

Big Bear, CA, September 4, 2015 – Yesterday, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received a report from a local resident who conveyed they had been contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be a representative from the IRS. They were able to provide personally identifying information about the resident to initially make them believe the call was legitimate. The representative stated that tax payments were past due and needed to be paid immediately. They went on to outline a repayment plan using cash cards. At that point, the resident hung up. Within a few minutes, the resident received another call from a subject claiming to be from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, telling the resident that deputies were on their way to arrest them for non-payment of back taxes. The Caller Identification indicated the call was coming from the general number of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. The resident again hung up on the caller and immediately notified the actual Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. Citizens need to be aware that if they receive this type of call, IT IS A SCAM! The IRS does not take payment of back taxes by way of cash cards. Do not rely solely on Caller Identification to determine the legitimacy of someone attempting to collect a debt. Caller Identification service is susceptible to fraud. Using a practice known as “Caller ID spoofing,”...

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Boating Under the Influence

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 19, 2015 – Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on August 17, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a male adult being severely injured as a result of a boating accident on Big Bear Lake. While on vacation in Big Bear, Shillan Jalalian and Iman Jalalian, sister and brother, rented a boat from a local marina. Shillan was driving the boat when Iman was ejected from the vessel into the lake. When Shillan circled the area where her brother entered the water to pick him up, Iman was injured by the propeller of the boat. Shillan jumped into the lake in an attempt to rescue Iman. Officers from the Municipal Water District (MWD) were patrolling the area on the lake and responded when they realized the tourists were in distress. Iman was found to have severe lacerations to both of his legs and at least one broken bone. Both subjects were pulled from the water on to the MWD boat and transported to the West Boat Ramp where paramedics from Big Bear Fire were waiting to administer medical aid. Iman Jalalian was airlifted by Mercy Air from the West Boat Ramp to Loma Linda Medical Center for further treatment of his injuries. Deputies from SBCSD’s Boating Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct further investigation of the incident....

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C.A.M.P. on Local Forest to Eradicate Marijuana Planting

National Forest area near Day Creek Canyon, July 23, 2015 –  The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) and the DEA to eradicate a large marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Day Creek Canyon. The site was located in extremely rugged terrain approximately one mile north of the city limits of Rancho Cucamonga. Investigators found 4,278 marijuana plants, a large amount of camping equipment and an abundance of trash as evidence that several suspects, including Gonzales-Salcedo and Rincon-Arreola, were living within the site, and caring for the marijuana...

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Sheriff Seeking Public Assistance

Big Bear City, CA, June 17 2015 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Adam Phillip Halladay.  Halladay is on Post Release Community Supervision and is wanted on a felony no bail warrant for trespassing with the intent to commit serious bodily injury.  Adam Halladay is a 35-year-old White male, 5’8” tall, 152 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.  As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011 Realignment Plan (AB109), in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the State of California to lower its prison population by 30,000 inmates, offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions serve reduced sentences in county jails and are then placed on local supervision through the County’s Probation Department after being released. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Adam Halladay is requested to contact the Detective Bureau of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.  Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at...

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