San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time: December 30, 2015 / 11:50 a.m.

Incident: Residential Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property Suspect: Joshua James Tulk, 32 year old resident of Big Bear


On December 30, 2015 at approximately 11:50 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s station responded to a residential burglary report in the 41000 block of Mockingbird Drive in the City of Big Bear Lake. The victim discovered her purse was recently stolen from her vehicle while it was parked inside the attached garage of her residence. The burglary was captured on the victim’s video surveillance system. After reviewing the video, deputies recognized the suspect as Joshua James Tulk. Tulk is currently on felony probation.


On December 31, 2015 at approximately 9:40 a.m., detectives and deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s station contacted Tulk at his residence in Big Bear and conducted a probation compliance check. Tulk was found to be in possession of property taken during the residential burglary. Tulk was taken into custody without incident and booked on felony charges of residential burglary and possession of stolen property. Tulk remains in custody on a no-bail probation violation hold and in lieu of an $85,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is scheduled for January 5th, 2016 in the San Bernardino Superior Court.   Refer: Detective Justin Giles Station: Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Phone No. 909-866-0100 Case No.: 161501391

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700