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Passengers Injured As Shuttle Veers Off Highway 41

SUGAR PINE – A southbound shuttle bus transporting 16 passengers from Yosemite National Park veered off the roadway and over the embankment just north of the Sugar Pine turnoff on Highway 41. The driver, Changefeng Liu, of Freemont, was traveling at speeds too fast for the mountain road, and lost control as he came around a tight corner, says CHP ...

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Coarsegold Teen Suspected In Breakins Arrested

Madera County – Sheriff John Anderson announced Friday afternoon the arrest of a Coarsegold boy – believed to be involved in numerous YLP (Yosemite Lakes Park) break-ins. Recovered so far, a handgun, two iPods, and a computer. Sheriff Anderson says the young man’s arrest is the result of collaborative efforts by California Highway Patrol Sergeant Chris Finnegan and Deputy Sheriff ...

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Arrest For Attempted Murder Of Raymond Man

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson announced this afternoon the arrest of an Eastern Madera County woman wanted for a shooting in Raymond. Rachel Diane Silva, 29, wanted since Apr. 6 for assault with a firearm, was captured by sheriff’s deputies this afternoon at Hensley Lake.

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No Injuries In Fender Bender At Royal Oaks

OAKHURST – An ill-advised left turn onto Royal Oaks Drive this afternoon caused damage to two vehicles on Highway 41. Adrienne LaFarge, 64, of San Mateo, was southbound on Highway 41 in a 2013 Hyundai when, according to CHP Officer Tomazian, she “violated the right of way” of a vehicle headed northbound.

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Raymond Woman Suffers Major Injuries In Rollover

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle accident on Road 415 this afternoon at about 5:12 p.m., resulted in major injuries to the driver, and shut down Road 415 for about 90 minutes. On Tuesday, Apr. 9, Velma Adkins, 85, of Raymond, was westbound on Road 415 in a 2005 Toyota Tundra, just west of Sesame Street, at what she told CHP was ...

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Truck vs. Car At Victoria Lane

OAKHURST – A truck owned by Lister Rents of Oakhurst was struck by a Mercedes this afternoon while turning onto Highway 41. Jason Lister, 32, of Oakhurst, driving a Lister Rents truck, had stopped at the stop sign on Victoria Lane at Highway 41. He then pulled out onto the highway, making a left-hand turn to head north into town.

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New Credit Card Fraud Hits Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Never mind buyer beware, Sheriff John Anderson is now alerting merchants to a growing criminal trend involving credit/debit card fraud costing retailers thousands and thousands of dollars. Currently the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Mountain Division is investigating massive fraud involving at least nine businesses.

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