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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:45 a.m. deputies were dispatched to assist Cal Fire in the 43000 block of Country Club Drive West. Upon arrival Cal Fire advised they were out ...

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Local Man Dies In Hazard Tree Removal Operation

COARSEGOLD — A local man was fatally injured in an industrial accident while removing hazard trees in the Coulterville-Greeley Hill area of Mariposa County, according to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kristie Mitchell. At approximately noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, Coarsegold resident Nash Mayer, 40, was working as part of the ground crew felling a hazard tree on Sugar Pine Drive, says ...

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History Group Responds To Theft Of “Exact Center” Plaque

Submitted by the North Fork History Group — Let’s go back in time for a few moments… REMEMBER in 1995, Huell Howser of the TV show “California’s Gold” visited North Fork to ask the question – is North Fork the exact center of California? Thanks to Fresno State University and the GPS equipment, the Cal Center, located on National Forest ...

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Thieves Steal Bronze Plaque Marking Exact Center Of California

NORTH FORK — A bronze plaque that marks the exact center of California was stolen by unknown suspects sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28. The plaque was inlaid in a large piece of granite that sits just east of Italian Bar Road (Road 225) between North Fork and Redinger Lake. Unknown suspects used a prying tool to remove the ...

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Katie Davis Sentenced In Elder Abuse Case

MADERA COUNTY — The former Director of Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a 90-year-old man afflicted with dementia, was sentenced in Madera Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 28. Pursuant to a plea agreement, wherein the original charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor count of financial elder abuse, Kathryn (Katie) Davis, 54, was was ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Nov. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Nov. 21 at 5:52 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 Block of SR-41 in Oakhurst regarding an alarm, that was determined to be a burglary. Report taken, evidence obtained and ...

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Agencies Respond To Campers Stranded In Snowstorm

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — What began as an exciting post-holiday trip to the mountains turned into quite an ordeal, and ultimately required the services of teams of rescuers this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call from some campers requesting assistance. According to the Sheriff’s Office, these campers had neglected to check the weather report ...

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DUI Arrest After Woman Hits Flagpole Then Flees

NORTH FORK – A woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed into the flagpole in front of the North Fork Post Office, then crashed again while trying to leave the scene. Just after 4 p.m. this afternoon, a witness in the Pizza Factory says a woman later identified by CHP as Christa Cortez, 62, ...

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CHP Is Out In Force This Weekend

CALIFORNIA — While most folks are enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, most of the officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out on the roadways, helping to ensure that everyone returns home safely from their travels. Millions of Californians will be on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and while this time of year is ...

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Crash Blocks Highway 41 On South End Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle collision brought traffic on Highway 41 to a standstill for a short time this afternoon when two pickups collided near Road 425C. At about 1 p.m. a Coarsegold woman was southbound in a 2005 Chevy pickup at a stated speed of 45 mph approaching Road 425C. A teen driver, also from Coarsegold, in a 2014 Toyota ...

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