Category: Police

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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A Safe Holiday For All

Big Bear, CA, December 27, 2016 – At this time of the year, Driving Under the Influence related accidents can be at the highest due to the extremely dangerous occurrence of drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel. The Breakthrough Task Force strongly encourages individuals to celebrate safely, never drink and drive, and plan ahead before drinking alcohol. It is important for individuals to prepare for a safe way home and can do so by utilizing the Big Bear Designated Driver Program. The Program celebrates the use of a designated driver when family or friends are out enjoying the festivities...

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Homicide Investigation in Running Springs

Running Springs, CA, December 5, 2016 – On Friday, December 2, 2016, at approximately 9:06 p.m., deputies from the Twin Peaks Station responded to the 31000 block of Wagon Wheel Drive in Running Springs for a report of a man suffering from trauma to his upper torso. The man, later identified as John Eastwood, a 45 year old resident of Twin Peaks, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail were requested and are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Troy Mooradian or Sergeant David Johnson at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at...

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SBD County Sheriff Warns Public of Telephone Kidnapping Scams

San Bernardino County, CA, November 22, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division would like to warn the public of telephone kidnapping scams. In a typical scenario, people receive a phone call from a person who says a family member is being held hostage, and the caller vows to hurt or kill the hostage unless the caller’s demands are met. Family members will be ordered to collect personal items of value such as jewelry and money. Callers will demand items be left at a designated drop-off point or, to send money through a wire transfer. Family members will be instructed to check into a local hotel nearest the drop off point and wait for further instruction. Callers try to dissuade people from contacting their allegedly “kidnapped” relative. There are several warning signs to a possible kidnapping scam. The calls will come from a non-local area code such as 775 or 664 or from out of the U.S., not from the phone of the kidnapped victim. Callers will try to keep people on the phone for as long as possible. Investigators suggest asking to speak to the kidnap victim and to “listen carefully” to verify whether it is a family member. The public is urged not to send money or provide financial information to an unfamiliar person, especially unsolicited phone calls or emails. Do not provide names...

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