Category: Police

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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ALERT: Credit Card Skimming Operation in Big Bear

3/23 UPDATE:REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station continues to receive a high volume of reports of fraudulent credit card use. They are currently working with a Specialized Division of the Sheriff’s Department and financial institutions including banks and credit card companies to pinpoint the source of the fraud. If you live in or recently visited the Big Bear area and have been a victim of fraudulent charges on your bank or credit card, you are urged to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station to make a report. Reported information greatly assists them as they develop investigative...

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Crestline Man Arrested For Torture

Crestline, CA – On Monday, February 27, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station received a call from a reporting party requesting a welfare check of the victim. The reporting party believed the victim was suffering from great bodily harm and wanted deputies to check on the victim and the suspect, Monte Shultz. Deputies went to Shultz’ residence located on Straight Way in Crestline and contacted both Shultz and the victim. Deputies discovered the victim was suffering from traumatic injuries to her head and facial area. The victim told deputies she was beaten and tortured by Shultz over...

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Man Follows Girlfriend Over Cliff in Suicide Attempt

Running Springs, CA – On February 18, 2016, at approximately 9:00 am, Arrowhead Area officers responded to the scene of a suspected traffic collision on SR-18 at the 4000 foot level. Ms. Jennifer Mae Shipcott, a 45 year old resident of Riverside, California, was driving her vehicle southbound on SR-18. For an unknown reason, Ms. Shipcott drove her vehicle into a turnout at the 4000 foot level, over the south curb edge of the turnout and went down a steep hillside. Her vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest on its left side in the number two lane of...

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