Category: ALERTS/Breaking Big Bear News

Caltrans Prepares for Storms and You Should Too

Big Bear, CA, January 19, 2017 – During this series of winter storms, Caltrans’ crews will be working 24/7 monitoring state routes and keeping roadways open and clear. Snow levels could drop as low as 4,000′ during the next few days. Crews across the state have been preparing by plowing snow off of state routes, clearing culverts and drains, pumping water from roadways, cutting dead trees, removing boulders, and working inches from moving vehicles while trying to keep highways and freeways clear of debris. According to Caltrans’ Director, “Caltrans will continue its dedication towards keeping roadways open and will be...

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18 Year Old Arrested for Stabbing in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 11, 2016 – On Sunday, January 8, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a stabbing that occurred at a residence on Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. It was reported that an 18-year-old male had stabbed an adult male relative living in the household following a verbal altercation. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a victim with a laceration to his abdominal area in need of medical attention. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics from Big Bear Fire, and later transported by helicopter to...

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Robbery in Big Bear Lake May Have Involved Gun Stolen in Tennessee

Big Bear lake, CA, January 10, 2017 – On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at about 12:10 a.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery. The victim identified a residence in the 300 block of Starlight Circle in Big Bear Lake as the location where the crime occurred. While the deputies were conducting their investigation, they searched the interior of the residence on Starlight Circle. During their search, they located a Glock .45 caliber firearm that had been reported stolen out of Tennessee. Deputies also located evidence linking 30 year old Carl Anthony James of Missouri City, Texas to...

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Don’t Trash The Mountains

Big Bear, CA, December 29, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino Mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Yesterday, the Director of Caltrans District 8 joined San Bernardino County Supervisor (Second District) Janice Rutherford, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry with support from the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, Sheriff’s Department and County Public Works for a news conference to urge the public to...

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CalTrans Paving Project On State Route 18

Big Bear, CA, December 19, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation District 8 will be fog sealing and refreshing the temporary striping on State Route 18 this week between Running Springs and Snow Valley. This is to enhance the safety of the roadway during winter weather. The work is scheduled for Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 21 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Lane closures will be required so please plan on extra time for your commute. Know before you...

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