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Deputies And CHP Search For Suspected Bank Robber

OAKHURST — Law enforcement is actively searching for a white newer model Toyota Tacoma after a robbery was reported at Central Valley Bank at Highways 41 at 49. Just before 5 p.m., deputies and CHP officers began searching for the pickup described as a 4-door with tinted windows, no tailgate, a chrome bumper and a tow hitch. The vehicle may ...

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Boulder Crashes Into Truck On Deadwood

OAKHURST — Both lanes of Highway 41 south of Oakhurst was closed for over an hour this afternoon after a large boulder dislodged from the embankment and struck the trailer of a southbound big rig. The 2010 Freightliner was hit in the rear axle, according to CHP as the scene, and the force of the blow knocked it off its ...

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Highway 41 Closed Just South Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST — At about 1:15 p.m., CHP responded to an accident on Highway 41 just south of Victoria Lane due to a boulder falling onto a semi-truck. Reports are that another big rig was hit by the truck after it was struck by the boulder. Both lanes were blocked, and remained closed until about 2:20 p.m, when the roadway was ...

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Tree Workers Rescue Woman From Rollover Crash

BASS LAKE — An Oakhurst woman who crashed her car off the side of a winding road at Bass Lake today has a group of tree workers to thank for rescuing her from the overturned vehicle. At 3:20 this afternoon, the 44-year-old woman was westbound along Road 432 “hurrying to get back to work,” according to her rescuers. As she ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 1

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 to Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017: Coarsegold assault On Monday, Dec. 26 at 2:38 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 31000 block of Apache Road regarding an assault. During the investigation a suspect was identified and a warrant was placed for ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 25

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016: North Fork family disturbance On Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:40 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a family disturbance in the 31000 block of Road 222. Upon arrival, one adult female was arrested for being under ...

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New DMV Laws For 2017

SACRAMENTO — With the new year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect on January 1, 2017. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws taking effect, according to the DMV. Use of Electronic Wireless Devices ...

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CHP Out In Force New Year’s Weekend

CALIFORNIA — As the season of festivities continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is encouraging motorists to resolve to begin the New Year with a safe celebration that includes a designated sober driver. Together, motorists and law enforcement can help make this holiday and every day safe for traveling on California roadways. The CHP will observe the New Year with ...

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CHP Announces Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants all motorists on the roadways to drive safely during their travel this holiday season. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), the CHP reminds motorists to buckle up, avoid distracted driving, designate a sober driver, and always travel at a safe speed for conditions. The CHP Christmas MEP will begin ...

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North Fork Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

MADERA — The woman accused in the death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale pleaded not guilty this afternoon in Madera Superior Court. Mary O’Keefe, 63, also of North Fork, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 18, after Bobby Hale, Jr., reportedly found his mother deceased on the patio of her home located on Road 225. O’Keefe is charged with first ...

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