On March 28, 2014,
deputies were sent to a residence in the 39000 block of Lakeview Drive, Big
Bear Lake. Neighbors heard loud music coming from a vacation home and knew the
homeowners were not at the residence. Deputies arrived and found an extension
cord running from a neighboring residence to inside the vacation home. They also found the rear door open. Deputies
checked inside the home and found Phillip Kimble hiding inside. Kimble broke
into the residence, stole several items and set up the extension cord so he
could temporarily live in the home. The
home owners did not know Kimble or give him permission to be at the residence.
Phillip Kimble was
arrested at the scene, transported and booked into the Big Bear Jail for
burglary. Kimble remains in custody in
lieu of $25, 000 bail.
The observations and
awareness of the citizens in the neighborhood made this arrest possible.
Citizens are encouraged to become familiar with their neighbors and report
suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department. It is through this partnership
that we make our community safer.
Refer: Sgt D. Johnson
Station: Big Bear Station
Phone No.: (909) 866-0100