Category: Police

Arson Suspect Arrested Following Extensive Search

Crestline, CA – On Monday, May 1, at about 8:07 p.m., the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a male attempting to start a fire on Highway 18 just below the Highway 138 cut off in the area of Crestline. Officers from both agencies responded to the scene along with Cal Fire and US Forestry Fire. Numerous additional 911 calls were received reporting the subject was armed with a firearm and carrying an ax. The subject also threw rocks at a vehicle on the highway. The subject ran down the highway, fled over the side, and headed down toward Lower Bonnie Canyon. The subject lit an additional fire in the dense brush of the canyon, below the highway. Highway 18 was closed and all traffic was evacuated due to the fire and armed subject. Multiple law enforcement agencies including San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Twin Peaks and Central Stations, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino Police Department, Cal Fire Investigators, US Forest Service Officers, and K9s from both the Sheriff’s Department and Montclair Police responded. A perimeter was established as helicopters from the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol used FLIR to search for the subject in the dense brush. The subject, identified as Benjamin Andrew Baptiste, a 27 year old resident of Cedar Glen, was located on the side of Highway 18, within...

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INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake VICTIM: Unidentified Male On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:33 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Station were called to the Big Bear Lake shoreline behind the Marina Resort Hotel located at 40770 Big Bear Blvd. Hotel employees reported finding a male subject floating face down near the shoreline. Deputies from the Big Bear Station as well as the Big Bear Lake Fire Department responded and located a deceased male in the lake. An investigation into the subject’s death is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time....

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Driver Arrested for Failure to Yield, DUI and Probation Violation Following Pursuit

Big Bear, CA – On Wednesday, April 12, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a Deputy from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station observed a white Mustang with expired registration driving near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Division Drive in Big Bear City. The Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver of the vehicle failed to yield and pull over. The driver continued on North Shore Drive, speeding up and passing vehicles over the double yellow line. A short pursuit ensued through the town of Fawnskin and down Highway 18 towards Running Springs. Additional patrol units assisted with...

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest for Child Pornography

Big Bear City, CA – Shortly before noon on Wednesday, April 5, deputies and detectives of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 Block of S. Central Lane in Big Bear City. The search warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing investigation into possession of child pornography. The suspect, identified as 63-year-old Thomas Goede, was found have sexually explicit photographs of minors on his personal cell phone. As a result of the search warrant, Goede’s cell phone, several computers, and other electronic devices were seized for forensic analysis. Goede was taken...

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Sugarloaf Resident Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Drug Paraphernalia

Big Bear, CA –  On Monday, April 3, at about 2:00 a.m., Deputy Llamas from the Big Bear Station contacted 26 year old Robert Allen Standard at a business located in the 100 block of Maple Lane in Sugarloaf. Standard was found to be in possession of several coins that appeared to belong in a coin collection and not used for currency. Six of the coins were 1964 and older silver quarters and one was a gold colored Mercury Commemorative Dime. A brown Fuji digital point and shoot camera was also located. Inside of his backpack, several blank checks,...

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