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Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Stabbing

Two remain hospitalized after stabbing on Sunday night – MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a double stabbing near the corner of Avenue 15 ½ and Watson Street, just east of the city of Madera. Sunday night, Oct. 21, Madera County sheriff’s deputies were called to a fight that broke out between an estimated 10 to 15 ...

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Body of Chowchilla Teen Found in Corn Field

Authorities believe it was murder MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has launched a murder investigation after a teenager’s body was discovered in a corn field near Chowchilla. The remains of a decomposing body were found Monday, Oct. 15, in a field just off Avenue 14 near Road 9 in southwest Madera County. The victim was identified as Pete Rios ...

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Evans Named State's Law Enforcement Volunteer Coordinator of the Year

LODI – Joann Evans was honored Tuesday as California’s Volunteer Coordinator of the Year during the 13th annual Law Enforcement Volunteer & Coordinator Conference held in Lodi. Evans, Madera County Sheriff’s Department’s Community Service Officer, “was chosen to receive this prestigious award for her exemplary service to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement volunteers, and the citizens of Madera ...

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Madera County Is Looking For COPs

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s hugely popular Citizens On Patrol (COPs) is looking for volunteers to join the county’s team of citizens in law enforcement. JoAnn Evans, community service officer for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, addressed the North Fork Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting, on just what these volunteers do. COPs have a variety of duties, and ...

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Deputies Capture 3 Suspected Fuel Thieves

MADERA – A trio of suspected thieves from Fresno are now behind bars in Madera County. Bail has been set at $10,000 for each suspect, according to a Madera County Sheriff’s Department press release. Sheriff John Anderson believes the two men and a woman are connected to a fuel theft ring.

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Drowning Victim at Hensley Lake Identified

HENSLEY LAKE – The body of a man found submerged under eight feet of water at Hensley Lake Monday afternoon has been identified as 61-year old Tommy Katsuji Uyemaruko of Fresno, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Uyemaruko drowned in Hensley Lake on Monday, Oct. 8. The body was recovered by Madera County sheriff’s deputies around 6 p.m., in ...

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Out Of Compliance Sex Offender Arrested

Sex offender living in Madera home where kids play; Fresno County probationer also jailed MADERA COUNTY – A citizen’s tip concerning a registered sex offender led deputies to Danny Bryant, 65, of Madera, who was found living in a home with easy access to kids.

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Sibling Behind Bars After Family Feud

AHWAHNEE – Nathaniel Follette, 27, of Ahwahnee, is behind bars on felony charges following an alleged fight with his brother at a residence on Road 600. A 911 call to the Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to the home just before 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1.

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