Category: Police


Big Bear, CA – Mary Bartholomew and Jon Turner were reported as missing persons out of New York on August 25, 2017. On September 11, California Highway Patrol officers located the vehicle Mary and Jon were reportedly driving in a turnout on Highway 38 in Fawnskin, California. The vehicle was unoccupied. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting public assistance in locating these missing persons who may be in the Big Bear area. Mary Bartholomew is a 25-year-old WFA, 5’8″ tall, 150-160 lbs., with brown eyes and dyed purple/reddish hair. Jon Turner is a 23-year-old WMA, 6’1″ tall, 150 lbs.,...

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Suspect Arrested During Commission of a Residential Burglary

Big Bear City, CA – On Wednesday, August 30, at about 10:58 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a residential audible alarm call in the 800 block of South McAlister Road in Big Bear City. As deputies were approaching the house, they observed a male subject running from the back yard. Following a short foot pursuit, the subject was detained without further incident. He was identified as 32-year-old Joshua Keren of Big Bear City. Through investigation, it was determined that Keren stole several items from inside the residence. He had tried to gain entry into another residence in the neighborhood, but was unsuccessful. Keren was booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of burglary and bail was set at $25,000. His arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 1, at San Bernardino County Superior...

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Hoist Rescue Required for Hiker at Castle Rock

Big Bear Lake, CA – On Monday, August 28, 60 year old Anna Fay Hannah, a visitor from Texas, was hiking in the Big Bear area at Castle Rock. While hiking, she fell and sustained a non-life threatening injury. She was unable to hike out of the area and called 911 for help. Big Bear Fire personnel arrived at the scene and began hiking to her. Fire personnel were assisted by a Sheriff’s patrol helicopter. The crew of the helicopter located the injured hiker and guided medical personnel to her. Medical personnel assessed the victim and decided a hoist rescue...

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2 Arrested For Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Big Bear, CA – On Tuesday, August 22, at 7:05 pm, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were called to Big Bear Yellow Post Campsite 28 in reference to an assault that took place at that location. When deputies arrived, the victim, Christopher Huebner, reported he had befriended three subjects while camping in the forested area. During the day the subjects had asked Huebner to take them into Big Bear to run errands and Huebner agreed. While driving back to their campsite from running errands, one of the subjects used a weapon to strangle Huebner while one of the other subjects repeatedly punched Huebner in the face. The third subject Huebner had given a ride to had been dropped off prior to the assault. During the assault, the two suspects stole Huebner’s wallet and then fled the scene on foot. Huebner sustained injuries to his face and neck as a result of the unprovoked attack. Through investigation, deputies were able to locate the suspects at Yellow Post Campsite 25, where they were taken into custody without incident. The suspects were identified as Jerry Walker and Ariq Carrigan. Suspects Walker and Carrigan were booked into the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Walker and Carrigan remain in custody at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail each. Arraignment hearings in...

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One Victim Identified in Saturday’s Fatal Plane Crash

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday, July 29th, at approximately 10:30 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were requested to respond to the Apple Valley Airport in search of a vehicle belonging to the victim.  The reporting party stated the victims were flying in from Big Bear and were overdue.  Deputies located the vehicle at the airport and contacted the Aviation Division for assistance.  An aerial search began immediately covering the area between the Big Bear and Apple Valley airports. On Sunday, July 30th, at approximately 9:30 am, the crew aboard 40K3 located a single engine aircraft down in the county area of Big Bear Mountain.   A flight crew member was hoisted to the wreckage and located two deceased; an adult male and female. The female has been identified as 28 year old, Rebecca Joan Raymond.  Rebecca was a San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Barstow Sheriff’s Station and, had been with the department since September of 2016.  The name of the male victim is pending identification and notification of next of kin. FAA and NTSB were contacted and have responded to assist the Sheriff’s Aviation Division with the investigation.  The cause of the collision is unknown at this time and the investigation is...

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