Thursday’s Assault Suspect Arrested

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2014 -During the course of follow up investigation, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station identified the suspect of yesterday’s suspicious circumstances as 59-year-old Nelson Nodar.  Shortly after noon today, deputies contacted Nodar at his residence in Sugarloaf.  Nodar was taken into custody without … [Read more...]

Assault Suspect Being Sought Near High School

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 23, 2014 –  Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of suspicious circumstances occurring in the vicinity of Big Bear High School.  An unknown Hispanic male adult riding a beach cruiser-style bicycle attempted to grab a 16-year-old female student by the arm … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay

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Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Missing Person Tommy Kim’s Body Found

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Coroner's Office has positively identified the remains of the dead body found on September 13, 2014 in the forested area East of Hamilton Ranch as those of Tommy Kim from Chino Hills. Kim was reported missing on August 27, 2014. On August 27th, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station … [Read more...]

Local Man Reported Missing

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September 26, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station is asking for the public's help in locating a Big Bear Lake resident. Sixty-year-old Brian McCamish is described as a "voluntary missing person" and was last seen in the City of Big Bear Lake on September 19. It's not known if he's currently in the area, but anyone who has … [Read more...]

Sexting Lands Man in Jail

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 24, 2014 - An 18-year-old male has been arrested for sending sexually explicit messages to students at Big Bear Middle School and Big Bear High School. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station opened an investigation into the case on September 18, after girls reported receiving the messages through texting and social media. … [Read more...]

Stolen Property Recovered

Big Bear City, CA, Sept. 23, 2014 - As part of an ongoing investigation regarding a series of burglaries linked between Big Bear and the High Desert, detectives from both the Big Bear and Apple Valley Sheriff's Stations served a search warrant at a residence in Big Bear City last Thursday. Execution of the warrant led to the discovery of … [Read more...]

District Attorney’s Files Complaint on Kidnapping Charges

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In January, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding child concealment. Anthony Tummarello reported that he had not seen his son in 11 months and that the child’s mother, Melissa Epperley, was purposely not allowing him to see their 3-year-old. Tummarello had made numerous attempts to contact Epperley in an … [Read more...]

Tailgating Driver Was Carrying Meth

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - Shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputy Ferronato pulled a driver over for tailgating near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Mound Street in Big Bear City. The vehicle's driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Daniel Vanbuskirk, was found to be driving on a suspended license and to … [Read more...]

Body Found East of Baldwin Lake

Baldwin Lake, CA - September 16, 2014 - A group of horseback riders discovered the body of a deceased male adult over the weekend, near U.S. Forest Service road 2N02. Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the east valley location Saturday afternoon and reportedly found no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident. The Big Bear … [Read more...]