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Sheriff Seeks Public's Help In Locating Burglary Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson credits a TV viewer for providing the identity of a man wanted in connection with a residential burglary in the Madera Ranchos. 34-year old Madera resident, Anthony Garcia, who also goes by the name David Garcia, has been identified as the subject captured on surveillance video during a 4-day shopping spree, using credit and ...

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Credit Card Skimmers Hit Madera County

Credit card skimmers rip off at least 50 victims, Sheriff believes there may be more MADERA – If you used a credit or debit card to gas up at the Shell station on Avenue 12 in Madera Ranchos, you might want to check the charges on your monthly bill. Madera is the third county hit so far by what authorities ...

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Man Points Gun At Baby During Robbery; Gets 20 Years

Gregory Garcia sentenced for Armed Robbery under “Use a Gun and You Are Done” MADERA – A Madera man who pointed a gun at a seven month baby was convicted by a jury of armed robbery with the use of a firearm on July 31, 2012 was sentenced today in the Madera Superior Court, announced Michael R. Keitz, District Attorney ...

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Update – Drunk Driver Crashes Near Pines Resort

BASS LAKE — A drunk driver traveling north on Road 274 near Fog Point failed to negotiate a turn and flipped his pickup about 2 miles south of the Pines Resort turnoff. The accident happened about 4:45 pm on Monday, Aug 20, and closed the road in both directions. Travis Coleman, 33, of Cascadel Drive in North Fork was arrested ...

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Joe Brown Convicted of Terrorist Threats

MADERA – A Madera County Superior Court jury found Joe Brown, 53 of Chowchilla, guilty on Aug. 10 of one felony count of making terrorist threats and of one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Fatal Crash At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Sheriff John Anderson has learned that the two men killed this morning in a solo vehicle crash may be tied to an auto dealership break-in in Oakhurst over the weekend. 19-year-old Albert Hammond and 20-year-old Dylan Beazley died this morning following the wreck on Road 274 near Bass Lake. Both men were residents of Oakhurst. Based on ...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Indecent Exposure and Battery Charges

June 15, 2012MADERA — Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz announced today that Bryan Burgdorf, age 42, of Oakhurst, was convicted on June 14, of misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and battery. Deputy District Attorney Dina Petrushenko presented evidence to a jury that on July 29 2011, the intoxicated Burgdorf accosted a 14-year-old boy on the shore at Bass Lake.

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