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Hearing Delayed In Bass Lake Home Invasion And Assault Case

BASS LAKE — Two North Fork men arrested following a violent home invasion robbery in Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18 appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court on Thursday, Dec. 7, for a scheduled preliminary hearing. Ray Coleman, who turned 24 on the day of his court appearance, and Alvin McDonald III, 18, are charged with attempted murder, strong-arm robbery, ...

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Sheriffs Warns Of Random Shootings On Public Roadways

MADERA COUNTY — The Fresno and Madera County Sheriff’s Offices are investigating a series of shootings on public roadways in both Madera and Fresno Counties, which they say may be related. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 7, there have been four separate reports of vehicles being struck by gunfire. Two occurred in Madera County and two occurred in Fresno County. ...

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Coarsegold Woman Who Died In Vehicle Accident Identified

COARSEGOLD — The woman who lost her life after a near head-on collision on Highway 41 in Coarsegold yesterday has been identified. Billie Williams, 90, died yesterday after being airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center from an accident on the north end of Coarsegold near Morava Road. Billie was a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved in the ...

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Coarsegold Woman Dies After Head-On Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morava Road has claimed the life of one woman, and injured another. At 3 p.m., reports came in of an accident in front of Mountain Aire on the north end of Coarsegold. According to CHP at scene, a 70-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound in a Lexus ES330 approaching Morava Road, and ...

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Two-Car Crash On Highway 49 Requires Jaws Of Life

OAKHURST — A two-car accident north of town sent two people to the hospital this afternoon, one by ground ambulance and one by Life Flight. Just after 2 p.m. today a Modesto man was northbound on Highway 49 in a 1997 Honda, carrying a male passenger from Santa Maria. The driver rounded the corner just south of Harmony Lane while ...

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CHP Conducts Distracted Driving Enforcement Operations

FRESNO — Driver distractions have always presented challenges to roadway safety. Over the years, it has increasingly become a more serious problem as in-vehicle technology has expanded. To discourage this dangerous habit, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching the statewide Adult Distracted Drivers campaign in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The year-long campaign, funded by ...

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High Winds Topple Trees, Block Roadways In Bass Lake Area

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued an MCAlert due to high winds in the Bass Lake area. Multiple trees have been reported blocking roadways along Roads 222, 426, 432 and 274. Power lines are also down in some areas, with several reports of trees falling across homes, one sparking a fire. The Sheriff’s Office is advising ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 27  to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Coarsegold domestic violence On Monday, Nov. 27 at 12:43 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a confidential location regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and the deputy found that a physical assault ...

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Update On Deputies Following HazMat Exposure

OAKHURST — Two Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been examined by doctors following what appears to have been exposure to hazardous chemicals while on duty. Just after 8:30 a.m. today, the Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the possibility of stolen property at Oakhurst Self Storage on Winding Way. Shortly before 10 a.m., two of the responding deputies began exhibiting ...

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Deputies Require Medical Attention After Possible HazMat Exposure

OAKHURST — A response to a call regarding possible stolen property resulted in two Madera County Sheriff’s deputies being transported for medical treatment. This morning at approximately 8:32 a.m, deputies arrived at Oakhurst Self Storage on Winding Way to investigate reports of possible stolen property. Shortly before 10 a.m., two of the responding deputies began exhibiting the type of symptoms ...

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