Category: Police

Citizens Aid in Identification and Arrest of Burglary Suspect

Big Bear City, CA, June 8, 2016 – At approximately 8:30 yesterday morning, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station conducted an area check in the residential neighborhood surrounding the 1200 block of E. Kayah Drive in Big Bear City. Residents had reported a suspicious vehicle that was occupied by two subjects parked in the area. The subjects and vehicle left the area prior to arrival of the deputies. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a burglary at a nearby vacant residence in the 200 block of Muroc Drive in Big Bear City. Witnesses reported that the suspicious...

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Probationer Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle into Boulder Bay

Big Bear Lake, Ca – On Monday, June 6 at around 8:12 a.m. deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of an overturned vehicle in the lake bed near Boulder Bay in Big Bear Lake.  Deputies located an overturned white Ford truck on the shoreline with debris and work equipment strewn about.  No one was found to be at the scene. Through investigation, deputies determined that the truck had been stolen from a residence in Arrowhead by an employee of the vehicle’s registered owner.  The suspect is identified as 38-year-old Shawn Kelly.  Deputies made...

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FUGITIVE MICHAEL JOHN BOWDEN

Big Bear Lake, CA June 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Michael Bowden, a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Office on a no bail warrant out of Utah. Bowden is believed to currently be frequenting the Big Bear area. Bowden is a 35-year-old White male adult, 5’9″ tall, 155 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Bowden is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE TIP at (800)...

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Early Morning Traffic Collision Takes Two Lives

UPDATE – June 1, 2016 – The driver and front passenger involved in the fatal traffic collision that occurred on May 29, 2016 at approximately 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of Big Bear Blvd. and Lark Road in Big Bear Lake have been identified. The driver, Hermelinda Celis-Juarez, a 44-year- old resident of Big Bear Lake, remains in critical condition on life support. The front passenger, Andrea Garibaldi, an 18-year- old resident of Big Bear Lake remains in the hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery from her physical injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation with the San Bernardino...

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Sonar Training on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, May 23rd, 2016 – Big Bear Lake played host to numerous law enforcement agencies from around California and Arizona this week. The participating agencies took part in state ­of­ the ­art sonar training on Big Bear Lake. The training exercise was hosted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies used the training sessions on the Sheriff’s Department boats to better prepare for future investigations. Many of the law enforcement agencies require staff with expertise in search and rescue or evidence retrieval operations on lakes and ponds. They may be searching for a missing person, stolen property, a vehicle or a discarded weapon used...

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