“Suicide Prevention Week” Puts Spotlight on Local Interventions

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2013 - The 39th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week starts on Monday, and Lutheran Social Services is taking the opportunity to inform the public about the great strides being taken in prevention. Thanks to Prop. 63 -- the Mental Health Services Act passed by voters in 2004 -- California has invested in … [Read more...]

13,000 Pot Plants Seized at Butler Creek

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San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 27, 2013 - In the predawn hours of August 22, the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted an eradication operation near Butler Creek, about four miles west of the Big Bear Lake Dam. With assistance from the U.S. Forest Service, the DEA and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, investigators … [Read more...]

Arrest Made in Attempted Murder in Big Bear

Big Bear City, CA, August 26, 2013 - In a press release today issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an arrest was made in the early morning hours on Saturday in Big Bear City for attempted murder.  The incident occurred Friday night, August 23rd, at 11:30pm in the 900 block of West Sherwood Boulevard involving the suspect, … [Read more...]

Death Investigation in Boulder Bay Area

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 25, 2013 - A report of the San Bernardino County Coroner’s department retrieving a body near Boulder Bay uncovered a presumed suicide according to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department.  A call to law enforcement came in just before 9am this morning as a death investigation on Point Road in Big Bear Lake.  The identity … [Read more...]

Batter up for Heroes!

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San Bernardino, CA, July 16, 2013 - With the Dorner manhunt just months behind us, residents of Big Bear are invited to a fun community event that will donate 20% of ticket proceeds to the families of Deputy Alex Collins and the late Detective Jeremiah MacKay. On July 20, the Inland Empire 66ers will play in sheriff-inspired jerseys adorned … [Read more...]

Accused Child Molester Faces Arraignment Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 11, 2013 - The County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint yesterday against a suspected child molester living in Big Bear Lake. Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Kardos faces six felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and two counts of sex or sodomy with a child under 10 years old.  At the … [Read more...]

Gun Buy Back Program debuts June 1

San Bernardino County, CA, May 31, 2013 - On Saturday, June 1,  between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the first countywide Gun Buy Back Program. The program will reward voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our communities towards a common goal of reducing … [Read more...]

Body of Karen Dalman positively identified

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 22, 2013 - Coroner investigators confirmed today that  the deceased woman found May 18 near Crystal Mountain was indeed missing person Karen Dalman.  The identity was confirmed through fingerprints. On May 16 at 7:00 a.m., Erwin Lake resident Bruce Jackson reported Karen Dalman missing, told investigators the two had been … [Read more...]

She probably saw it coming: Unlicensed psychic goes to jail

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San Bernardino County, CA, May 22, 2013 - In December 2012, a grand theft investigation began involving Cindy Uwanawich, after a woman filed a complaint. The victim alleged that Uwanawich, who was operating an unlicensed Psychic business in Crestline, told her during a psychic reading that a negative spirit was attached to her from a previous … [Read more...]

Public servant passes away

Big Bear City, CA, May 21, 2013 - Longtime Bear Valley resident Robert Colven has passed away after a battle with cancer. Colven moved with his wife Kim from Palm Springs to Big Bear City in 1987, after having vacationed in the mountains here since 1967. He served on the Governing Board for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) … [Read more...]