Drugs and guns recovered during the service of a search warrant in Big Bear City.
Deputies find drugs and guns; two arrested
On Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, deputies served a search warrant in the 800 block of E. Country Club Blvd. in Big Bear City.
Two adults were identified and detained during the service of the search warrant. Deputies located eight firearms, multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine, suspected codeine, numerous scales, blank checks, printers with blank checks inside, drug paraphernalia, numerous empty baggies and more than 100 rounds of live ammunition.
The two adults were identified as John Kimbell, 46, and Lisa Martinez, 48, both of Big Bear City. Kimbell and Martinez were found to be convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms and/or live ammunition. Kimbell was also found to have been released from custody on bail for an active felony case.
Kimbell was arrested for HS 11370.1(A), possession of controlled substances while armed; HS 11378, possession of controlled substances for sale; PC 29800(A)(1), felon in possession of firearms; PC 476, making fictitious checks with intent to defraud; and PC 12022.1, committing a felony while on bail.
Martinez was arrested for HS 11370.1(A), possession of controlled substances while armed; HS 11378, possession of controlled substances for sale; PC 29800(A)(1), felon in possession of firearms; and PC 182(A)(1), conspiracy to commit a crime.
Kimbell and Martinez were booked into custody at Big Bear Jail. Kimbell is currently being held on $250,000 bail and Martinez is currently being held on $40,000 bail. They had an arraignment hearing in this matter set for Jan. 26, 2023, in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Anyone with information regarding this incident (Case No. 062300056) is urged to contact Big Bear Sheriff Station at (909) 866-0100. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME(27463) or leave information on the website at www.wetip.com