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New Jail Addition Helps Curb Early Release Of Inmates

MADERA –Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections, Probation Department, Board of Supervisors and a host of others were on hand Friday, Feb. 8, for the dedication of the new Madera County Jail expansion. This was the first project completed in the state using special funds made available by ...

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Madera Meth Lab Raided, 6-Year Old Found In The Home

MADERA COUNTY –When agents raided a house on Road 29 near Madera on Thursday, they found a methamphetamine conversion lab inside, along with a six-year-old boy. Hector Mendoza Medina, 30, aka Javier Mendoza Medina, was taken into custody shortly before noon on Feb. 7, when Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) agents, following a tip phoned into the MADNET hotline, ...

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Six Teenagers Captured Following 3-Day Crime Spree

MADERA – Half-a-dozen Madera teenagers have been arrested, accused of participating in a 3-day crime spree throughout in the city and county of Madera. Nicholas Javier Castrejon, 19, Angel Barrios, 19, along with four juveniles – two 17-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and a sixth suspect, just 14 years old – are all behind bars.

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Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

With all the recent tragedies in the mountain area attributed to drivers under the influence, the idea of making a plan for traveling safe on Super Bowl Sunday should be foremost in everyone’s mind. It certainly is for the NFL and the CHP.

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Drug Stats Suggest Supply On The Rise

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson today announced the arrest of 28-year-old Jesus Santiago Mendoza, following the execution of a search warrant carried out by agents with the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET). Shortly after dawn on Tuesday, Jan. 29, MADNET agents, with assistance from sheriff’s deputies and officers with Madera Police, served a warrant at a home located ...

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Stolen Truck Recovered Thanks To Facebook

NORTH FORK – When Bob McKee returned home from work on Thursday, Jan. 24, he found his house had been broken into, his pickup stolen and his gate smashed as the thieves made their get-away from his property. Bob called SierraNewsOnline to get the word out, and we posted the story and the photo of his stolen truck on the ...

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Sewage Truck Overturns Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A Madera County sewage truck rolled over on Road 274 about a mile east of Fawn Point this afternoon, dumping the entire load into the roadway and down towards the lake. Christopher Mosher, 55, or Oakhurst, driver of the truck, apparently allowed the right front tire of his truck to travel over the concrete ridge on the ...

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Thieves Break Into North Fork Home, Steal Pickup, Smash Gate

NORTH FORK – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in at a home on Road 222, just south of Hanks Automotive in North Fork. Bob McKee, owner of North Fork Hardware, returned from work at about 5:15 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 24, to find that someone had broken into his house, stolen his pickup and smashed through his gate when they ...

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash On Walker Grade

NORTH FORK – A North Fork man was headed home about 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, when, due to his “high level of intoxication,” he veered off the road and crashed some 80 feet down into a field, according to the CHP. Robert Swain, Sr., 65, was driving his 2006 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Road 200 approaching Quail Creek ...

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