Category: Police

Murder Suspect Arrested

Big Bear City, CA, May 18, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 2:05 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of the 2100 block of E. State Lane. Upon arrival, deputies located the victim who was suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Witnesses advised deputies that a male suspect had fled the location of the stabbing and was believed to be at a residence in the 2100 block of E. Third Lane. Deputies...

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Start Smart Class for New Drivers and Their Parents

Running Springs, CA, April 22, 2016 – On Thursday April 28th, at 6:00 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents/guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. The class will also show how poor choices behind the wheel can...

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Stolen Property and Methamphetamine Recovered During Search Warrant

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 21, 2016 – On Wednesday, April 20, at approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Multi Enforcement Team served a search warrant at the residence of Scott Payne in Big Bear Lake. During the search, deputies recovered stolen property, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and other evidence consistent with the sale of narcotics. Scott Payne was taken into custody without incident. Payne was booked on felony charges of sale of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, and committing a secondary felony offense after being released on his own recognizance from a previous arrest. Payne remains in...

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Update: Man Fatally Shot Outside Big Bear Nightclub

UPDATE: April 12, 2016 7:30 p.m. SUSPECT: Frank Popovich, 53 years old, resident of Big Bear VICTIM: James Clark, 42 years old, resident of Big Bear Investigators have been working throughout the day conducting interviews and collecting evidence related to the homicide investigation. They have determined that Clark and Popovich were acquaintances and were involved in a fight outside the AV Nightclub, and during the fight, Popovich shot Clark. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Frank Popovich was taken into custody without incident and booked at West Valley Detention Center for Murder. Big Bear Lake, CA,...

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High Speed Pursuit Ends in Big Bear Lake

UPDATE:  04/08/16 ; 1225 hrs. Suspect Nioel Banuelos was booked into the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of Evading a Peace Officer With Disregard for Public Safety; Assault With a Deadly Weapon; and Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer.  Banuelos remains in custody at High Desert Detention Center.  The active no-bail probation violation warrant issued against him precludes Banuelos from posting bail.  Court hearings in this matter are scheduled for April 11 and 12in San Bernardino County Superior Court. Big Bear Lake, CA, April 7, 2016 – High Speed pursuits are unusual for Big Bear...

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