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DUI Arrest After Major Injury Crash Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A Coarsegold man was arrested for felony DUI this afternoon after a three-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital with major injuries. Just before 3 p.m. today, Ross Kelly, 72, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2007 Ford F350 approaching the traffic signal at Road 200. According to CHP at the scene, Kelly told officers he ...

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Major Injury Accident Blocks Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS — One-lane traffic control is in place at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 200, after the roadway was temporarily blocked this afternoon following a three vehicle accident with major injuries. The multi-vehicle collision took place just before 3 p.m. today. One-lane traffic control was put in place at approximately 3:40 p.m. and commuters were advised to expect ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 18

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 12 to Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018. Oakhurst missing person found On Monday, Mar. 12 at 12:40 p.m. a deputy was dispatched for a report of a missing elderly adult with medical issues. Multiple units were assigned to assist in the search for ...

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Madera Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Encouraged To Become EMTs

MADERA COUNTY — On Tuesday the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to provide a 2.5 percent monthly incentive for those employees of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office who are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). This item was one of many priorities that came out of the 2017 management workshop where county leadership outlined a number of operational ...

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Slide Prompts One-Lane Traffic Control On Hwy. 49 North

MARIPOSA — Highway 49 North (SR-49) is subject to one-lane traffic control near the Bagby Recreation Area for the foreseeable future, as crews work to clear the roadway and keep it safe in the aftermath of a slide. “CalTrans is continuing to work on SR-49 near the Bagby Recreation Area,” says Mariposa CHP. “Roadway repairs and debris removal are projected ...

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Head-On Crash Stalls Traffic On Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A head-on collision north of Oakhurst blocked traffic for a short time today near the Road 222 turnoff. Just before 4 p.m., a 24-year-old Oakhurst man was northbound in a Pontiac Grand Am at a stated speed of 50 mph, when he crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic, according to CHP at the scene. A 39-year-old ...

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Supervisors Approve Airplane For Madera County Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve the acquisition of a Cessna 172 for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. There will be no cost to the County to acquire the plane, which is being offered to the S.O. by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, who used it for nearly 11 years. It is estimated that ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 11

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 5 to Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018. Coarsegold vehicle stop, vehicle towed On Monday, Mar. 5 at 8 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Road 417 / Delaware which resulted in the vehicle being ...

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41 At Fast Tire

COARSEGOLD — A three-vehicle accident blocked Highway 41 this morning just south of Coarsegold in front of Fast Tire. Just before 10:30 a.m., John Glenos, 72, of North Fork was headed to Fast Tire, where he had just days ago, put four new tires on his Pontiac G6. Glenos was northbound on Highway 41, and says he put on his ...

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Pair Pleads Guilty In Bass Lake Heights Burglary Case

BASS LAKE – Two suspects arrested on Jan. 10 for breaking into a garage in Bass Lake Heights and stealing numerous items, have both pleaded guilty in Bass Lake Superior Court. Tama Lucas, 25, entered into an agreement and pleaded guilty on Jan. 25 to a felony (PC 496a) of receiving stolen property. She was sentenced on Feb. 22 to ...

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