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Dedicated COPs Volunteer Retires From Duty

MADERA COUNTY – A banquet room filled with the sworn personnel and volunteers who make up Madera County Sheriff’s Office’s nationally recognized Citizens on Patrol (COP), paid tribute to a veteran volunteer on Wednesday, July 17. COP Everett Macy – radio ID V3 – was honored for more than a decade of service to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Macy’s ...

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Injury Accident Near El Cid

OAKHURST – A crash on Highway 41 this morning in Oakhurst was a rude disruption of a trip for a tourist from the United Kingdom. Steve Bomford, from the UK, was northbound in a rented 2013 Chevy Captiva just north of El Cid Restaurant at about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 18.

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Nearly 10,000 Pot Plants Found At Fish Creek

MADERA COUNTY – Well before dawn on Wednesday, July 17, agents descended on a marijuana operation near Fish Creek, several miles above North Fork on Mammoth Pool Road. Agents with Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET), sworn personnel with Madera County Regional SWAT Team, US Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife and Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) personnel completed a several ...

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Driver Arrested After Hit & Run And Rollover

BASS LAKE – A hit-and-run on Highway 49 on Tuesday evening ended with a roll-over near Bass Lake and a DUI arrest, according to the CHP. At 6:57 p.m. on July 9, CHP received a report of a silver 2002 Honda Accord being run off the road on Highway 49 near Marble Court. The suspect vehicle was later learned to ...

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Two-Vehicle Accident Blocks Road 274

NORTH FORK – Two North Fork residents found themselves tangled up on Road 274 this afternoon in an accident that apparently totaled both vehicles. Tony Beguez was southbound on Road 274 just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, in a maroon Chevy Z71 pickup. He was pulling a small utility trailer, and was preparing to turn left into a ...

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Fishing For Cash At Yosemite Bank

OAKHURST – Two bags with a string attached were discovered inside a bank’s deposit drop box in Oakhurst Monday morning. According to Yosemite Bank, sometime between July 5 and July 8, someone tried to steal money bags from the bank’s night deposit drop box using a string, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Single Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – A pickup truck overturned on Highway 41 early Sunday morning blocking both lanes and tying up traffic for about two hours. Cal Fire, Madera EMS and CHP responded to the accident. The driver sustained only minor injuries and no other vehicles were involved.

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Court Battle Over Venue For Arson Trial

MADERA – Accused arson suspects Kenneth Jackson and Alice Waterman appeared in Madera Superior Court this morning, facing charges in connection with a string of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Waterman was being arraigned on new charges, and Jackson was in court for a pre-preliminary hearing and bail review.

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Arson Suspect Out On Bail Re-Arrested

MADERA COUNTY – Allison Waterman, who was arrested on June 26 on arson charges, was taken into custody once again on June 29. Waterman, 46, was arrested along with her husband Ken Jackson, 40, in connection with a string of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area over the past several weeks.

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