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