Category: Police

Fatal Accident on SR-38

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 5, 2016 – On the morning of Sunday, July 3rd, Arrowhead Area CHP officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, also known as North Shore Drive, west of Minnesula Road by Juniper Point.  Eric Rhydale Caston, a 35 year old resident of Big Bear City, California, was driving west on the 38 in a White, Ford, F-250.  For an unknown reason, Caston allowed his vehicle to travel off the road and down an embankment.  Caston was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle.  As a result, he sustained fatal injuries and...

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4th of July Traffic Plan for the Valley

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 1, 2016 – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station will implement a valley-wide traffic plan to manage the traffic flow during and after the fireworks celebration on July 4 in Big Bear. Motorists will make right hand turns only entering Big Bear Blvd. from Georgia to Temple Streets. Plan ahead and  park accordingly, depending on which way you will be leaving after the fireworks show. If you will be traveling east after the show, motorists should park south of Big Bear Blvd. Likewise, if to plan to travel west, motorists should park north of Big Bear Blvd. Marina exits will be...

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Slow Down For A Safe And Sane Independence Day

Big Bear, CA, July 2nd, 2016 – Many Californians are looking forward to a three-day weekend this year to enjoy Independence Day, as is the case with all major holidays, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to slow down and enjoy it responsibly. Beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, the CHP will observe a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) focused on speed enforcement. To keep the roadways safe for everyone, all available officers will be watching for motorists who are speeding, distracted, or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or...

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Local Suspect Identified and Booked on Felony Charges of Starting a Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 22, 2016 – Shortly before noon today, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a fire in the 200 block of North Starvation Flats Road in Big Bear Lake. Witnesses reported that the fire started immediately after two subjects left the area in a vehicle. Deputies conducted an area check and located the vehicle and subjects matching the description that was provided by witnesses. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 47-year-old Lori Goetz and 30-year-old Dominique Deangelis, both local residents of Big Bear Valley. Through investigation, deputies...

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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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