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Female Transient Arrested In Big Bear

Female transient arrested in Big Bear for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

According to a San Bernardino Sheriff’s Press Release, “At approximately 2:15 p.m. on May 9, 2013, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a stolen vehicle found to be at a residence in the 1300 block of Madrona Lane in Baldwin Lake. The reporting party called Sheriff’s dispatch when they arrived home and found an unoccupied white truck in their driveway, raising concerns that someone may be on their property. A female subject was seen leaving the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, information was received that a female matching the description of the subject was driving an ATV in the area of Baldwin Lake Road and Madrona Lane. While deputies were en route to the call, a neighbor of the owner of the ATV recognized the vehicle as the subject was driving it and stopped the subject after a short struggle. The neighbor was ultimately able to remove the key from the ATV and waited with the subject for deputies to arrive. Deputies made contact with the subject, identified as 26 year old Tracy Lindberg.

During the course of the investigation, deputies determined that after burglarizing a residence in Lucerne Valley, Lindberg had stolen the truck in Lucerne and driven it to Big Bear. Lindberg abandoned the truck at the residence in Baldwin Lake and stole the ATV from a neighboring property. Lindberg had also taken items from another unlocked vehicle, a garage, and a residence at separate locations in the same vicinity of Baldwin Lake. Stolen property, including a laptop computer and other items, was recovered as well as the truck and ATV. Detectives of the Lucerne Valley Sheriff’s Station are now reviewing reports of other burglaries in that area, and have identified Lindberg as the suspect of numerous crimes in the desert area.

Suspect Tracy Lindberg was booked into the Big Bear jail on felony charges of burglary and grand theft auto. Lindberg remains in custody on the felony charges in lieu of $50,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is set for 05/13/13 at San Bernardino County Superior Court. Lindberg was also booked on a charge for an outstanding warrant for not appearing at a scheduled court hearing relating to a previous arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail on the misdemeanor warrant is set at $25,000 with an arraignment hearing scheduled for today in Victorville.”

Refer: Tiffany Swantek, PIO

Station: Big Bear Station

Phone No: 909-866-0100

Case No: 061300344

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