Tag: Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Residents Arrested on Charges of Meth For Sale

Big Bear, CA, January 21, 2016 – Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Spruce Avenue in Sugarloaf, in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation. Two male subjects, identified as 20-year-old Riley Foust and 22-year-old Tyler Olson, were at the location at the time the warrant was served. During execution of the search warrant, Deputies located and seized methamphetamine and paraphernalia consistent with drug sales. Deputies also seized an illegal baton found to be in the possession of Tyler Olson....

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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 District Attorney’s Office recovered 3-year-old Anthony Tummarello, Jr. at the Calexico Border Patrol Station and were able to reunite him with his father later that same night. The boy’s mother, Melissa Epperley, of Sugarloaf, had withheld Anthony, Jr. from his father since February 2013 without the father’s consent and had been wanted on charges of kidnapping and child abduction. The defendants’s mother, Wanda Epperley, also of Sugarloaf, was charged with aiding and abetting in the abduction and pled guilty to misdemeanor child abduction. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Big Bear Station, assisted in the...

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Angels Camp Reservoir Construction Complete

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2014 – On October 17, construction was completed on the Angels Camp Reservoir, adding gravity storage for operational efficiency and fire protection in the Sugarloaf system. Gravity storage eliminates the need for round-the-clock operation of the Barton and Magnolia Booster Stations in Sugarloaf that will now only be used in emergencies. This will save the DWP approximately $50,000. per year in electricity costs. In the spring of 2014, the DWP secured just over $4.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, in the form of a $1 million grant and the rest as a low interest loan. Besides funding the Angels Camp Reservoir project, this loan/grant has funded two additional projects as well.The Klamath Booster Station will increase the DWP’s ability to efficiently move water from the eastern to the western portion of its service area. The Arrastre Creek Well in Lake Williams will secure a long-term water supply, as well as improved water quality for residents in that area. Estimated completion of both projects is December...

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Ghosts in the Bear…

      Big Bear, CA,  February 8, 2014 – Perhaps you’ve seen movement out of the corner of your eye from time to time, or the flash of a misty figure on a dark night. Or maybe you’ve found your dog staring at something you couldn’t see. If you’ve had one of these experiences, you may have met one of the many ghosts that are said to inhabit Big Bear right along with us. Our most famous ghost is undoubtedly George, the accountant at the Captain’s Anchorage, who died long ago under mysterious circumstances. Long time employees tell stories of their clothing being tugged on, whispering in their ears, bottles falling off shelves, and music playing when no one is there.There’s a woman in Sugarloaf who claims that a group of Serrano Indian spirits walk through her kitchen on a regular basis. And of course there is the story of the Indian maiden who threw herself off Castle Rock when her warrior prince didn’t return from battle. Hikers and rock climbers have reported seeing what are thought to be echoes of the moment she fell. Some of the other spooky spots in Big Bear where you might have your own encounter include the Miss Liberty Tour Boat and the Big Bear Mountain Brewery. Miss Liberty is docked near the spot where two children are thought to have died...

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County reinstates Rec & Park, Sugarloaf Advisory Commissions

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2013 – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the reinstatement of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District (BBVRPD) Advisory Commission at their June 4 meeting. The commission will consist of seven members representing various geographical areas of Big Bear Valley, working closely with  BBVRPD General Manager Reese Troublefield and receiving reports on recreation programming and park improvements. Reese says, “The Big Bear Valley Recreation & Park District Advisory Commission has been an integral part of the ongoing improvements to local parks, facilities, and programming.  The Commission performs a very important function in connecting Park District staff to the various local communities of the Big Bear valley, and representing local citizens as the Recreation and Parks liaison’s with Supervisor Ramos’ office.  Parks District staff looks forward to working with our new Advisory Commission toward continual improvement in our services.” The Board also approved a Sugarloaf Advisory Committee to provide an extra avenue for Sugarloaf residents to voice their concerns. That Commission will also consist of seven members. Each commission will hold public meetings at least once a year in the respective communities to get information from District personnel, residents, businesses, and community groups about the operations and financing of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District and Sugarloaf. Applications can be found...

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