Immediate Response by

Big Bear Sheriff and Deputies



Baldwin Lane Elementary School classrooms and grounds in Sugarloaf were the scene of a Bomb Threat Investigation, yesterday (Tuesday May 23, 2017) afternoon, by Big Bear Sheriff and Deputies. The Big Bear Sheriff Station Dispatch was alerted 2:18 P.M., by Baldwin Lane Elementary School officials of a Bomb Threat. The School received a call at approximately 2:10 P.M. from what sounded like a male subject trying to disguise his voice, saying that bombs had been planted in classrooms. 

Classes were in session at the time the threat was received. Baldwin Lane Elementary School officials worked quickly to evacuate approximately 400 students and faculty members to the parking lot and outlying playground. Immediate response by the Sheriff Deputies to the Sugarloaf School ensued a full investigation of the entire area and community.


Multiple Law Enforcement units responded to the 9-1-1 call for service and worked as a team to conduct a systematic and thorough search of the inside and outside of the school.  At approximately 3:20 P.M., a sweep of the entire school’s premises was concluded as Deputies found no suspicious persons or packages at the school. 


Anyone having information as to the identity of the caller is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.  Reports can also be made anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at


Big Bear Sheriff

Captain Brad Toms


Big Bear Sheriff Station

477 Summit Boulevard

Post Office Box 2803

Big Bear Lake, California 92315

(909) 866-0100