Big Bear SOLAR OBSERVATORY Area 


Big Bear Solar Observatory located off North Shore Drive, Fawnskin

by Millener Productions

 

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011 Realignment Plan (AB109), in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the State of California to lower its prison population by 30,000 inmates, offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions serve reduced sentences in county jails and are then placed on local supervision through San Bernardino County Probation Department after being released.        

 

Friday March 27, 2015, shortly before 1:00 A.M., Big Bear Sheriff Deputy Tom Hollenbaugh conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plates near the Big Bear Solar Observatory on North Shore Lane in the Fawnskin community. 

The vehicle’s driver attempted to avoid deputy observations by making quick turns down side roads and was blocked when the driver turned into a gated driveway. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Miguel Crosthwaite, was found to be driving on a suspended license. A records check of the passenger, identified as 32-year-old Ian Connelly, revealed that Connelly was on an active felony Post Release Community Supervision. Both subjects reside in Lucerne Valley.

During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Hollenbaugh located an illegally altered shotgun and several shaved keys which are commonly used in burglaries or thefts of automobiles. Both suspects were arrested without incident and booked into the Big Bear Jail on misdemeanor charges of possession of burglary tools.

Suspect Miguel Crosthwaite was booked on an additional misdemeanor charge of possession of an altered shotgun. A court hearing is pending in this matter in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011 Realignment Plan (AB109), in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the State of California to lower its prison population by 30,000 inmates, offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and nonserious convictions serve reduced sentences in county jails and are then placed on local supervision through the County’s Probation Department after being released. 

More information will be updated and released to the public as soon as it is available.‚Äč