Big Bear Sheriff’s Seeking Assistance Identifying Suspect(s) For Vandalism of School Buses

Big Bear Sheriff’s Department is asking for information on suspect(s) who vandalized local school buses in Sugarloaf (File Photo)

By G. T. Houts

Sugarloaf, CA – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance in identifying suspects causing major damage to local school buses.

On Monday, March 19, 2018, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of vandalism at the Bear Valley Unified School District Transportation Department.

Some time between Friday, March 16th and Monday, March 19th, unknown suspect(s) entered the Transportation Department parking lot on Baldwin Lane, in Sugarloaf, and vandalized numerous school buses. The suspect(s) cut several belts, broke lights, put dirt on other debris in reservoirs, and damaged power steering units. Total damages are estimated to be upwards of $32,000.00.

The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects who are responsible for the damage to the school buses. Anyone having information on this matter is requested to contact Detective Eric Ogaz at  (909) 866-0100. Reports can also be made anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-  CRIME or on line at