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...]

Big Bear City Resident Involved In Fatal Accident


Big Bear City, CA, October 28, 2015 - On October 25, 2015, at approximately 1:12 PM, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-38, east of Canyon Road. At the time of the collision, there was a high overcast with clear visibility in place. Mr. Michael Gardner, an 18 year old male out of Hesperia, California, was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 and was … [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...]

Sheriffs Ask For Help in Locating Fugitive


Big Bear, CA, October 8, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jamey Tyler Passmore.  Passmore is a probationer and is wanted on a $501,000 warrant for violation of probation terms stemming from a felony conviction of assault with a deadly weapon. Passmore is a 23-year-old white male adult, … [Read more...]

Coffee With A Cop

coffee with a cop

Big Bear Lake, CA September 28, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriffs Station will host Coffee With A Cop Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at Starbucks in the Interlaken Shopping Center.  Stop by between 7:30 a.m and 8:30 a.m  to enjoy a cup of coffee and some pleasant conversation with representatives from the Big Bear Sheriff Station.  This will be a … [Read more...]

Post Office Break-In, Thieves Caught

Six Suspects Arrested in Mail Theft Case in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA 9/8/15 -  On Sunday, 09/06/15, at 6:10 a.m., a citizen called the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station to report that multiple mailboxes were open at the Big Bear City Post Office and mail was scattered on the ground. Deputies responded and found 21 post office boxes, along with four package lockers, that had been forced open.  The Post … [Read more...]

IRS Phone Scam


Big Bear, CA, September 4, 2015 - Yesterday, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received a report from a local resident who conveyed they had been contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be a representative from the IRS. They were able to provide personally identifying information about the resident to initially make them believe the call … [Read more...]

Boating Under the Influence


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 19, 2015 - Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on August 17, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a male adult being severely injured as a result of a boating accident on Big Bear Lake. While on vacation in Big Bear, Shillan Jalalian and Iman Jalalian, sister and brother, rented a boat from a … [Read more...]