Appears Departure is Imminent for Two Top BVUSD Administrators

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 28, 2015 - In a letter released today by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, addressed to school district employees, community members, and the media, it was disclosed that top administrators, Kurt Madden, Superintendent, and Walter Con, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, are … [Read more...]

Michael Reyes Still Evades Police

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Big Bear, April 24, 2015 - Suspect Michael Reyes continues to evade law enforcement officials according to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.  As previously reported by Kbear on March 17th, a suspect matching the description of Reyes was witnessed breaking into a vehicle in the Interlaken Shopping Center followed by an attempted vehicle theft in … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Man Arrested for Assault With a Firearm

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Big Bear Lake, CA, April 22, 2015 - Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on April 20, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the area of the 500 block of Temple Lane in Big Bear Lake. A witness reported that after hearing the gunshot, a male subject was observed standing on his porch and yelling threatening … [Read more...]

Settlement Announced For Horse Chase Incident Aired on NBC

San Bernardino CA, April 21, 2015 -   In order to avoid litigation expenses, the County and Francis Jared Pusok have finalized a $650,000 settlement in connection with Pusok's April 9th arrest in the High Desert. Suspect, Francis Pusok, fled in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Pusok through areas of Apple Valley then he fled on foot then followed by … [Read more...]

Fugitive Friday Suspect Turns Himself In

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Big Bear Lake, CA, April 21, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station reported today that last week’s “Fugitive Friday” suspect, Ray Costido, a parolee at large, turned himself in on Saturday, April 18th, to deputies at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.  Costido remains in custody pending a court hearing date set for April 27th … [Read more...]

School Closure Not On This Year’s Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 15, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, a presentation was made by Ron Peavy and Phil Hamilton, co-chairs for the 7-11 Committee, a district advisory group consisting of community members which was formed to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding … [Read more...]

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

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Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 - At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte's home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the … [Read more...]

North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

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Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 - Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, "The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the … [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...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Looking for Wanted Man

Gary Simrak

Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Gary Simrak. Simrak is wanted on an active felony warrant in the amount of $75,000 for possession of a controlled substance for sale, cultivation of marijuana/hashish, and maintaining a drug house. Gary Simrak is a 49-year-old White … [Read more...]