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Sheriff Busts Pot Grow Near Elementary School

MADERA COUNTY – An early morning raid on a marijuana grow just 75 yards from an elementary school yielded about 400 fully budded marijuana plants in four separate gardens, ready for harvest. The eradication mission was set in motion at about 7 p.m. last night when a marijuana plant was found on the grounds of Coarsegold Elementary School, according to ...

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Body Discovered In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the remains of an adult male within the Stanislaus National Forest of Mariposa County. The remains were taken for an autopsy and determined to be those of a white male adult in his early to mid-twenties. No identification has been made at this time. Further tests are being conducted in ...

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Wrong-Way Driver Jailed, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

OAKHURST – An Arizona man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies seized a stolen vehicle in Oakhurst. During a routine patrol check near Oakhurst Park shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Miguel Hernandez spotted a black colored Mazda with the trunk up and feet sticking out.

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Single Car Accident On Road 200

O’NEALS – A young lady from Raymond missed an appointment this afternoon when she was involved in a single car accident on Road 200 near the Circle J Ranch Road. Dezaray Corwin, from Raymond, was eastbound on Road 200 at about 12:35 p.m., on her way to a sales call in North Fork, when she says she looked down for ...

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Body In North Fork Identified, Another Arrest Made

MADERA COUNTY – A husband and wife are now in jail in connection with the death of a North Fork man. Sheriff John Anderson announced today that the body recovered in North Fork on Friday, Sept. 6, has been positively identified as 29-year-old Christopher Garrity, who reportedly went missing two weeks ago. Garrity’s brother and sister-in-law are now both behind ...

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Suspect Wanted For Stabbing In Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A report of a stabbing sent Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies to the Bootjack area on Friday, Sept. 6. At about 1 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight and a stabbing behind the Bootjack market. An adult male reported that he had been lured behind the market by another man identified as James Allen (Diaz).

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Body Discovered In North Fork, Arrest Made

NORTH FORK – The end of Willow Creek Drive in North Fork has been taped off as a crime scene as investigators begin the work of processing the scene and learning the identity of a deceased person discovered on a property near the end of the road. According to Erica Stuart, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, deputies had ...

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Suspect Arraigned On Terrorizing Charges

BASS LAKE – Jason Kissee appeared in Superior Court in Bass Lake this morning, facing four charges of “threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize,” and two counts of making repeated harrassing phone calls. Kissee, 36, of Coarsegold, was arrested on Sept. 3, after allegedly making dozens of threatening phone calls to several area residents.

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Pot Farm Found Near Church In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Sheriff John Anderson sent a team of deputies to North Fork Tuesday after receiving a tip about a so-called 215 grow operating very close to a local church. The initial tip concerned a group of people who were seen dragging marijuana plants to their vehicle parked along Road 200.

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Coarsegold Man Arrested For Terrorist Threats

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man sits behind bars, booked on suspicion of making as many as a dozen terrorist threats in person and over the phone during Labor Day Weekend, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Gerald Marin located 36-year old Jason Jon Kissee in Coarsegold Tuesday afternoon.

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