Tag: Yucaipa

Pursuit Ends in Big Bear With Use of Spike Strips

Big Bear, CA – On Thursday, June 1, at 1:20 a.m. deputies from the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of a violation of a domestic violence restraining order. The suspect was identified as 35 year old Leonard Gerra of Redlands. Gerra made comments to the victim causing the victim to believe he may attempt to harm or injure the victim. During the investigation, deputies observed Gerra driving in the area of the victim’s residence and initiated a traffic stop. Gerra failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit through Mentone, Redlands, Highland, north on highway 330 and on to Highway 18. Spike strips were deployed by deputies from the Big Bear Station and Gerra’s vehicle was stopped on Simonds Dr. and Big Bear Blvd. Gerra was arrested without incident and booked at the West Valley Detention Center for felony violation of a domestic violence restraining order, felony evading and for a felony no-bail warrant for corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Department at 909-918- 2305. Information can be provided anonymously by calling WeTip at 800 78-CRIME (800-782- 7463) or by visiting the WeTip website at...

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2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic Underway

Redlands, CA, April 8, 2016 – The 32nd Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic began 4 days of world class cycling action on a steamy hot day in Highland, California on Wednesday, April 6. The Classic, presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, got rolling on a tight circuit with a nasty sting. The 2.8 mile course began with a neutral start but quickly hit the first of many climbs up a 10 percent grade. The women had 14 laps, and the men 20 laps to complete on the technical course. Scotti Lechuga of the Hagens-Berman/Supermint team won the women’s race with a charge up the...

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Sheriffs Seek Help in Locating Probationer

Big Bear, CA, March 25, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating probationer Kyle Dennett.  Dennett is wanted on a no bail warrant for violation of probation terms stemming from a weapons conviction. Dennett is reported to be a transient from the Yucaipa area and is known to frequent the Big Bear Valley. Kyle Dennett is a 21-year-old white male adult, 5’6″ tall, 145 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Kyle Dennett is requested to contact the Detective Division of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station...

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Bus Victim Mountain Memorial Vigil

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 1, 2013 – Community members are invited to memorialize and celebrate the lives of the eight fatal victims & survivors who were involved in the tragic Highway 38 bus accident on February 3rd near Yucaipa. A Vigil will be held at 1pm Sunday, March 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church Of Big Bear Valley, 41960 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake across the street from CitiBank. Refreshments will be served. To show condolences for the bus crash victims, the community of Big Bear Valley is accepting donations at the Little Green House Florist in Big Bear Lake to go towards a mountain inspired themed wreath which will be displayed on Sunday at the Memorial Vigil, and then transported down to the Ranger...

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Goldspotted Oak Borer Infesting Oak Trees In So Cal

Big Bear, Ca, November 1, 2011, 3:00pm – Southern California has a new insect that is praying on trees; particularly on Oak trees.  The Goldpotted Oak Borer is an insect that is less than one-half inch long, has six golden yellow spots on its green wings and loves to feed on mature oak trees.  So far it has only been found in San Diego County and seems to be isolated in the California Black Oak and Canyon Live Oak varieties.  The Big Bear Valley has a very small oak population, so there isn’t a large threat to this area, however the Yucaipa and Live Oak areas are in danger.  According to San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry’s office, the Oak Borer loves live trees, and there currently is no way of controlling them or protecting the trees with chemicals or insecticides.  The county is primarily concerned with campers, vacationers and second property owners transporting infected firewood into our mountains.  The county is asking that you do the following: 1.       Educate and inform your friends and neighbors about GSOB 2.       Never transport any oak firewood from San Diego County 3.       Purchase firewood locally 4.       Select wood that has been seasoned and debarked Communication and education are the best tools in our toolbox and we need everyone to help.  Those who would like to learn more about the GSOB are encouraged...

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