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Three-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A three-vehicle crash slowed the commute on Highway 41 this afternoon on the south end of Deadwood. At 5:45 p.m., reports came in of an accident involving several vehicles just south of Road 420. According to CHP at the scene, an SUV was southbound on Highway 41 and had slowed to make a left turn onto Cavin Lane. ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A two-vehicle crash on Road 274 reduced traffic to one lane this evening near the south end of Bass Lake. Just before 10 p.m., a 19-year-old male was westbound in a 1995 Honda Civic, headed home after getting off work. Two teens from Clovis were eastbound on their way to the mountains for a camping trip, and ...

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Attempted Break-in At North Fork Library

NORTH FORK – Vandals did their best to break into the North Fork Library on either Sunday or Monday night, but were unsuccessful. When the staff locked up at about 6:30 p.m. last Saturday evening, the doors locked normally and all was well. But when they returned on Tuesday morning, they were greeted by evidence that someone had attempted to ...

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash On Road 200

O’NEALS — A North Fork man was taken into custody for DUI after rolling his pickup on Road 200 this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., Fred Beatty, 55, was northbound on Road 200 just past the Circle J Ranch Road north of O’Neals in a Chevy Silverado pickup when he drifted off the right side of the road, skidded back ...

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La Cabana Restaurant In North Fork Burglarized

NORTH FORK – Once again a business in North Fork has been hit by burglars, this time popular Mexican Restaurant La Cabana. Early this morning just before 1 a.m., a neighbor of the restaurant happened to look out her window and see a pair of feet going in through one of the take-out windows. There was also someone standing by ...

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Oakhurst Search Yields Illegal Marijuana Grow And Stolen Property

OAKHURST — Earlier this morning Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant in the 49000 block of Pierce Drive in Oakhurst regarding illegal marijuana cultivation and a series of theft cases. Detectives found an indoor marijuana growing operation with an illegal PG&E electrical bypass as well as property that had been stolen from a local nursery, according to the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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Newlywed Man Succumbs To Injuries

OAKHURST —  Family and friends today are mourning the loss of a loved one, as news is shared of his tragic death in the aftermath of an accident that occured last week. Fish Camp resident John Miller, 52, suffered grave injuries on Sunday, July 3 in a motorcycle wreck on Highway 41 north of Oakhurst near Sugar Pine. Miller passed ...

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Marijuana Grower Sentenced In Saginaw Creek Case

FRESNO — One defendant was sentenced and one pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to cultivate marijuana in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County with the intent to distribute, announced Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. Francisco Javier Gomez-Rodriguez, 38, of Pihuamo, Jalisco, Mexico, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to three years ...

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Driver Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash Near Sugar Pine

FISH CAMP — A motorcyclist was airlifted after crashing into the back of a car on Highway 41 near Sugar Pine on Sunday. John Miller, 52, of Fish Camp, was southbound on a 2007 Yamaha R6, just north of Road 630 at 3:49 p.m. Though his speed is unknown, he was reportedly passing vehicles over the double yellow lines. Jessa ...

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