Category: Community

Stolen Bronze Star Medal Recovered and Returned to Family of Korean War Vet

Big Bear, CA – In August, 2014, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of S. Winding Lane in Big Bear City and recovered stolen property that included a Bronze Star medal with a “V” Device. The Bronze Star had the name Dell Bender engraved on the back of it. The search warrant resulted in the arrest of multiple suspects and convictions. The criminal case has since been adjudicated and the stolen property was authorized for release to its rightful owner. A records check revealed that Mr. Bender is...

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Bomb Threat at Baldwin Lane Elementary School

Sugarloaf, CA – On Tuesday, May 23, at 2:18 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a reported bomb threat at Baldwin Lane Elementary School in Sugarloaf. School officials advised Sheriff’s Dispatch that they received a call at approximately 2:10 p.m. from what sounded like a male subject trying to disguise his voice, saying that bombs had been planted in classrooms. Classes were in session at the time the threat was made, and school officials worked quickly to evacuate approximately 400 students and faculty members to the parking lot and outlying playground. Multiple patrol units responded to the call for service and deputies worked as a team to conduct a systematic and thorough search of the inside and outside of the school. At approximately 3:20 p.m. a sweep of the entire premises was concluded, and deputies found no suspicious persons or packages at the school. Anyone having information as to the identity of the caller is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Reports can also be made anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at...

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‘Breakaway From Cancer’ Honors Local Cancer Survivor During Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, May 19, Big Bear Lake resident and cancer survivor Tina Follett will help kick-off day six of the 12th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious professional cycling race. Follett was selected to participate in the official start activities by Amgen on behalf of the company’s Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, which aims to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer—from prevention through survivorship. Follett will fire the start gun to send the athletes on their way for the day’s Time Trial. Tina Follett was diagnosed with Lymphoma in...

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Volunteers Needed for Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – The Amgen Tour of California event is an immense undertaking and your help is needed in order to have a successful and safe day of cycling racing. They need approximately 150 volunteers. The vast majority of volunteers will be used as Course Marshals for the event. As the roads close, they will need volunteers to monitor the roads, ensuring that cars and pedestrians do not get on the course from streets, driveways, trails, etc. Each volunteer will be provided with a volunteer cooler bag complete with water, food, snacks and t-shirt on the day of the event. A...

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Three Felony Arrests Following Home Invasion Robbery

Big Bear City, CA – Shortly after 11:30 a.m. yesterday, May 10, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a physical assault near the intersection of Mt. Doble Drive and Big Bear Blvd. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject with injuries, including lacerations to his extremities, swollen eyes, and a bloody nose. Through investigation, it was discovered that three suspects entered the victim’s nearby residence in the 500 block of Irving Way in Big Bear City. One of the suspects assaulted the victim, stole his personal property, and all three fled the scene. Deputies conducted a check of the area and performed a traffic stop on three males in a vehicle matching the suspects’ descriptions on Big Bear Blvd. near the intersection of Georgia Street. The three males, identified as Trent Coursey, River Harp, and a 17-year-old juvenile were determined to be the suspects involved in the confrontation and robbery. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident. Following further investigation, Trent Coursey was booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of Home Invasion Robbery. Coursey remains in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail. River Harp was booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of Conspiracy, with bail set at $25,000. Arraignment hearings for Coursey and Harp are scheduled for May 12 in San Bernardino County Superior...

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