San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Accepts Resignation of Human Resources Director


UPDATE   San Bernardino County, CA, November 13, 2015 - In March, San Bernardino County Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, was cited and later pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution. County CEO Greg Devereaux did not inform the Board of Supervisors about the incident until Oct. 21. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors … [Read more...]

IRS Telephone Scam Alert


Big Bear, CA, November 6, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has received numerous reports of a telephone scam wherein callers falsely identify themselves as representatives of the IRS and make demands for immediate payment of back taxes with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards. These thieves use the IRS name to try to steal money or … [Read more...]

State Fire Camp Inmate Escaped

escaped state fire crew inmate

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 … [Read more...]

Homicide Suspects Arrested


UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2015 - 5:22pm - Two suspects, Sarah Miskam, a 27-year old female and Dusty Miskam, a 31-year old male, have been arrested today in the homicide investigation reported earlier this morning.  The victim, Alexander Miskam, a 25-year old male, was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours today after the … [Read more...]

‘Postage Due’ SCAM ALERT


  Big Bear, CA, October 22, 2015 - Seniors are being specifically targeted in a 'Postage Due' scam to obtain bank account and credit card information. Scam artists are delivering official looking notices to mailboxes stating that a package is being held pending payment of the postage due. The fraudulent notice provides a telephone number … [Read more...]

State Route 18 Closure Scheduled For Winter Weather Preparation


UPDATE!! CHANGE OF TIME OF CLOSURE. AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2015 CALTRANS IS REPORTING THAT THE CLOSURE IS NOW SCHEDULED AS A DAYTIME EVENT. HIGHWAY 18 WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8:00 AM TILL 4:00 PM, OCTOBER 12 TO OCTOBER 29, 2015.  ORIGINAL REPORT Big Bear, CA September 21, 2015 - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will close State … [Read more...]

Hear The Beep Where You Sleep


Big Bear, CA, October 4, 2015 - Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!? This is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. Studies show that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to … [Read more...]

Comb Fire – Holcomb Valley


Big Bear, CA September 27, 2015 - *Update 1:35pm, September 27, 2015 - Van Dusen Canyon road (3N09) has been re-opened, it was closed earlier today due to the “Comb” fire.   A total of 80 personnel were assigned to the fire along with the 9 engines, 1 crew, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 2 air tankers and one air attack plane.  With … [Read more...]

Fatal Watercraft incident on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA September 8, 2015 - A fatal watercraft incident on labor Day was reported shortly after 4:30 pm on Monday September 7th.  The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and officers of the Municipal Water District Lake Patrol responded to the distress call at Papoose Bay on Big Bear Lake.  Witnesses described what they thought was a life … [Read more...]

Summit Fire


Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE - Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE - Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm … [Read more...]