The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

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Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it … [Read more...]

Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake to Fawnskin – Ending 4:00 PM

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Big Bear Lake, CA - May 15, 2015 - Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures - Amgen Tour of California - Friday, May 15th - Big Bear Lake.   Click on the story for route maps.  Be prepared for travel disruptions on Friday, May 15th, 2015 for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.   Regardless of the possibility of wet weather, hundreds of … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail Identified

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Big Bear, CA, April 7, 2015 - As previously reported, on March 27, 2015, a hiker found what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City. Detectives from the Big Bear Sheriff's Station responded to the scene and confirmed the remains as human. The Coroner's Office has … [Read more...]

Bridge Replacement Work Begins on State Route 38

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Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - Caltrans has started work on SR-38 to rehabilitate the Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats.The project will replace the bridge deck and approach slabs, and upgrade the pavement and bridge rails. The project will also improve drainage, grind existing pavement, and retrofit the bridge abutment with … [Read more...]

Wanted Parolee At Large

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Big Bear, CA, March 27, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station is requesting the public's assistance in locating 34-year-old Robert Trionfi. Trionfi is a parolee at large on Post Release Community Supervision and has an active felony warrant in the amount of $250,000 issued against him for assault with a weapon. Trionfi is known to travel between … [Read more...]

Kidnapping – Update “Did Not Occur”

UPDATE: Big Bear, CA March 20, 2015 5:55 PM - Detectives of the Big Bear Sheriff's Station have thoroughly investigated the attempted kidnapping that was reported yesterday. On 03/20/15, additional interviews were conducted and surveillance video from residences near the incident location was recovered and reviewed. Based upon the evidence to … [Read more...]

Vacation Rental Property Scam

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station has recently received numerous calls regarding a scam involving Big Bear residences being advertised as vacation rentals. The way it works is this, the victim finds a vacation rental through a legitimate site such as TripAdvisor and is able to view property details and photographs. When … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Station Asks For Public’s Help in Identifying Suspects

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            Big Bear, CA, March 3, 2015 - As part of the ongoing investigation into the commercial burglary that occurred at the Gas for Less in Big Bear City on February 26, detectives have obtained additional video and photographs of the suspects. The images were collected from another ATM, moments … [Read more...]

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...]