‚Äč    All in a DEPUTY’s Day! 

  Kenneth Rehfeld, 42-year-old WMA

Gary Simrak, 49-year-old WMA

Joshua Kahle, 31-year-old WMA

Chad Lohman, 27-year-old WMA

Tyler Solis, 20-year-old WMA

Gerard Hurtado, 34-year-old WMA

Justina Bowden, 26-year-old WFA

Brandy Johnson, 31-year-old WFA


Today, Wednesday August 12, 2015, Big Bear Sheriff /Deputies Multi-Enforcement Team arrested 6 males and 2 females, while conducting routine probation checks and attempting to locate subjects with active warrants.

Shortly after 10:15 A.M., the Multi-Enforcement Team arrested Kenneth Rehfeld at a residence in the 1500 block of Malabar Way in Big Bear City. Rehfeld is on probation in connection with a felony failure to yield investigation. Rehfield was found to be in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation, and was arrested without incident. Rehfeld remains in custody without the possibility of bail, with a court appearance set for August 14.

At approximately 1:40 P.M., the Multi-Enforcement Team conducted a home check at a residence in the 900 block of Canyon Drive in Fawnskin in an attempt to locate Gary Simrak, who was wanted on a $250,000 felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon. Simrak was found to be at the residence with several other subjects. After conducting a compliance check and security sweep, Deputies arrested Gary Simrak for possession of narcotics and paraphernalia, as well as the felony assault warrant.

In addition to the Simrak incident, Joshua Kahle, Chad Lohman, Gerard Hurtado and Justina Bowden were arrested for possession of narcotics and paraphernalia.

Also at that location were Tyler Solis, who was arrested for possession of paraphernalia, and Probationer Brandy Johnson who was found to be in violation of the terms and conditions of her probation.

All suspects are scheduled to appear in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

The Multi-Enforcement Team of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is a proactive crew of deputies who routinely work with patrol deputies, County Probation officers, and State Parole officers to regularly conduct home visits and searches on local parolees and probationers.