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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, July 24 to Sunday, July 31, 2016: Oakhurst robbery On Sunday, July 24 at 1:55 a.m. a report was taken for a robbery which occurred in the 50800 block of Road 632. Evidence was collected and two suspects were identified. This case is ...

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CHP Commander Moves On To New Assignment

OAKHURST — The mountain area will be bidding farewell to our local CHP Commander Jason Daughrity as he accepts a new position in Sacramento as CHP Academy Director. “I’ve never been one to sit still for very long,” says Cmdr. Daughrity, who will be reassigned to the CHP Academy on Sept. 1. “In fact, I remember my 7th grade math ...

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Teen Out Of Surgery After Sunday’s Deadwood Crash

OAKHURST — After a head-on collision on Deadwood yesterday that ended with a 14-year-old being airlifted with major injuries, several of those who were on the scene when it happened have been asking for updates. One communication came in the form of a comment on the original article. “Any update on the condition of those injured? I was one of ...

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Teenager Airlifted After Head-On Crash

OAKHURST — A camping trip to the mountains ended badly for a family from Burbank when they were caught up in a head-on collision on Deadwood. At 1 p.m. today, an aunt, uncle, and 14-year old nephew were headed south out of Oakhurst on Highway 41 just past the 40 mile per hour corner, in a 2012 GMC SUV. At ...

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Accident Delays Traffic Over Deadwood

OAKHURST — At 1 p.m. today emergency crews were called out to respond to an accident over Deadwood on Highway 41 between Oakhurst and Coarsegold. Both lanes were initially blocked and one-way traffic control was put in place following the two-car collision. By 2 p.m. both lanes were open and traffic continues to be delayed as crews work to remove the vehicles and clean up ...

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash Starts Fire

O’NEALS — What started as a response for a vegetation fire in O’Neals early this morning ended with an arrest for DUI. Firefighters were called out just before 3 a.m. for reports of the “side of the mountain on fire” just east of the Spring Valley School in O’Neals on Road 200. The first engine at scene reported about two ...

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Coarsegold Woman Convicted Of Felonies

MADERA COUNTY — Coarsegold resident Rachel Nickole James, 34, was convicted of felony violations including assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats, as well as a misdemeanor petty theft, at a jury trial in the Madera County Superior Courthouse on Thursday, July 28. The trial related to an incident that occurred on December 7, 2015, at the Chevron station on ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, July 17 to Sunday, July 24, 2016: Oakhurst vehicle vandalism On Sunday, July 17, at 8:23 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 43000 block of Road 415 regarding a vehicle which had been stripped of its car parts. A report was ...

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Madera County Supervisors Move Forward On Public Safety Tax

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during a special meeting today to approve the Draft Sales Tax Expenditure Plan aimed at putting a public safety tax measure before the voters in March 2017. This is the next step toward putting a one-cent sales tax measure on the ballot, revenues from which would be specifically designated ...

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Oakhurst Crash And Vehicle Fire Keep First Responders Busy

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle crash on Highway 41, followed by a vehicle fire on the north end of town kept firefighters and law enforcement busy in the Oakhurst area this morning. At 8:46 a.m., reports came in of a multi-vehicle crash on Deadwood just south of Oakhurst. A 63-year-old Coarsegold man was southbound on Highway 41 in a 2001 Toyota ...

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