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Robbery And Murder At Madera Mini Mart

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and murder that took place at a mini mart in the Valley last night. At about 11 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible shooting at the Tackle Box Gas Station and Mini Mart on Road 26. When deputies arrived, they discovered ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 6  to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation and release On Monday, Nov. 6 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a warrant arrest with a citation and release. Coarsegold narcotics On Monday, Nov. 6 at 10:03 a.m. a deputy ...

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Victims Identified In Two Fatal Accidents On Saturday

MADERA COUNTY — Two separate accidents claimed four lives in Madera County on Saturday, one occurring on Highway 145 and another on Highway 41. On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5:10 p.m., Emmit Fowler, 35, of Fresno, was eastbound on Avenue 15 on a 1986 Kawasaki, and stopped at the posted stop sign at Highway 41. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Slows Coarsegold Traffic, Drivers Both Injured

COARSEGOLD — An accident in front of the Coarsegold Community Center caused delays and sent two people to the hospital this afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., CHP and Fire responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 at Morava Road. According to officers at the scene, a 37-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2008 Chevy Tahoe, ...

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Vegetation Fire North Of Oakhurst, Fire Season Isn’t Over

OAKHURST —  Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 41 near Road 620 this morning, reminding everyone that fire season is not over, and the Cal Fire burn ban remains in place. Just after 11:30 this morning, crews were called out to a fire that was reported by the first unit at scene to be about one-half acre with ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — Do you enjoy being in the back country? Do you want to help your fellow citizens? If so, you are invited to learn more about becoming a volunteer member of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (MADSAR). The Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting new members, and applications are being accepted until Dec. 13. To save a ...

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Apply Now To Become A Seasonal Cal Fire Firefighter

CALIFORNIA — Cal Fire is now accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter I – a seasonal, temporary classification used by Cal Fire. Applications are accepted each year during a one-month filing period from Nov. 1 – 30. As a member of a fire crew, a Fire Fighter I fights wildland, rural, and structural fires and responds to various ...

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Free Entry Into Yosemite For All On Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, the entry fee to Yosemite National Park is waived for all visitors. This fee free weekend is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park Service ...

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Crash Snarls Traffic On Highway 41 For Over 90 Minutes

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents on Highway 41 slowed traffic to a crawl just north of Road 200 this afternoon, finally bringing the afternoon commute to a standstill as first responders tended to those involved and tow operators cleared the scene. Just before 4 p.m., CHP and firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle accident in front of the Black Hawk Lodge. ...

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