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DATE/TIME:        January 27, 2019, 8:05 p.m.


INCIDENT:           Search Warrant Results in Arrests for Possession of Heroin and Other Felony Charges              


LOCATION:         Glencove Drive, Big Bear City


SUSPECT:             Trenton Jay Sypniewski-Siep, 32-year-old WMA, Resident of Big Bear City

Jesse Robert Siep, 26-year-old WMA, Resident of Big Bear City




Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on January 27, 2019, the Multi-Enforcement Team and patrol deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at a residence on Glencove Drive in Big Bear City.  An ongoing investigation led deputies to believe that narcotics sales were taking place at the location.


Deputies identified Trenton Sypniewski-Siep and Jesse Siep as two of the subjects at the residence.  During the search, deputies found Trenton Sypniewski-Siep to be in possession of a loaded firearm while being under the influence of a controlled substance.  He was also in possession of other illegal weapons.  Jesse Siep was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of paraphernalia.  As a result of the search, deputies seized heroin, scales, and other paraphernalia consistent with the use and sale of illegal narcotics.


Trenton Sypniewski-Siep was booked into the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale and being under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a loaded firearm, as well as possession of unlawful paraphernalia and weapons.  Jesse Siep was issued a citation on misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing unlawful paraphernalia.  Additionally, Jesse Siep was cited for outstanding misdemeanor warrants for vandalism, possession of burglary tools, and a pending previous charge of possession of unlawful paraphernalia.


Trenton Sypniewski-Siep remains in custody at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $60,000 bail, with an arraignment hearing scheduled for 01/29/19 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.






Refer:                   Tiffany Swantek, Media Relations


Station:                Big Bear Sheriff’s Station


Phone No.          (909) 866-0100


Case No.              061900075, 061900076


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department