BIG BEAR SHERIFF’S STATION: Possession Of Stolen Firearm Arrest

A 30-year-old Texas man — Carl Anthony James — was cited and released by Big Bear Sheriff’s deputies after a firearm reported stolen from Tennessee was recovered during an armed robbery investigation. (RFile Photo)

By G. T. Houts

Big Bear Lake, CA – A firearm reported stolen out of Tennessee was recovered during the investigation of a possible armed robbery at a residence in the 300 block of Starlight Circle in Big Bear Lake.

so-bb-stationOn Saturday, January 7, just after midnight, Big Bear deputies were dispatched to the residence where the crime allegedly occurred. The victim told deputies where the incident took place and the interior of the residence was searched and officers located the stolen Glock .45-caliber firearm.


Deputies also located evidence linking Carl Anthony James, 30, from Missouri City, Texas, to possession of the stolen firearm.

He was arrested and booked at the Big Bear Jail for PC 496(a), Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

He was cited and released at 9:27 a.m. the same day.


The robbery investigation is ongoing and it is unknown at this time if the recovered firearm was used during the commission of the reported robbery.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact Sergeant Matthew Collins at (909) 866-0100.