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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 23, 2017: North Fork burglary On Monday, July 17 at 5:49 a.m. a burglary was reported in the 56000 block of Shinn Cabin Lane. During the investigation one female was taken into custody and booked at MCDOC. ...

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Three Arrested For Theft Of Property On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Three people are behind bars after being arrested for stealing equipment while trespassing on closed areas of the Detwiler Fire. On Sunday, July 23, at about 9 p.m., mutual aid law enforcement partnering with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced security relating to the Detwiler Fire, contacted three suspects during their active security patrols in ...

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Human Bones Found Near Mammoth Pool

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff’s Office investigators are waiting on a report to identify human bones found in the Mammoth Pool area last week. On Tuesday, July 18, a tip came in to the Sheriff’s Office, and investigators along with Search & Rescue, responded to a location on Powerhouse No. 8 Road. There they located what were described as “skeletonized remains.” ...

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Rollover Crash Reduces Road 415 To One-Lane Traffic

COARSEGOLD — A single vehicle rollover on Road 415 this afternoon slowed traffic for a little over an hour. At about 3:20 p.m., reports came in of a Jeep overturned in the roadway near Sesame Street west of Coarsegold. Callers to 911 said there was a male subject “wandering in the roadway,” and it was unknown if there was anyone ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Deputy Donates Overtime Hours To Detwiler Fire Victims

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Valerie Breedlove is going above and beyond in providing aid to victims of the Detwiler Fire that destroyed 60 homes in Mariposa County. This morning, Deputy Breedlove put out the word to her fellow deputies and emergency personnel that she is working overtime in her agency’s cooperation with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, ...

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Two Men Arrested For “Sneaking” Into Evacuation Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Two men are behind bars for refusing to stay out of the area under evacuation on the Detwiler Fire. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Allen, 36, and Daniel Thomas, 38, both of Mariposa, on Friday July 21, at approximately 10 p.m. Allen and Thomas were contacted by law enforcement within the evacuation area. Both had ...

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Man Arrested With Drugs And Weapons At Fire Closure

MARIPOSA COUNTY — CHP officers were sidetracked from their duties assisting with road closures at the Detwiler Fire today when someone pulled up to a road block with drugs and a loaded gun. CHP Mariposa posted this on their Facebook page after the incident. “I do not recommend coming to a law enforcement operated road closure with large amounts of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16, 2017: Coarsegold trespassing On Monday, July 10, at 11:58 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a property in the 33000 block of Skyline Ridge Trail in regards to a trespassing call. The suspect is later contacted. Statements ...

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Historical Items Stolen From Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in recovering what are being described as priceless artifacts stolen from the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad museum in Fish Camp. Earlier this week, the following items were reported stolen from the Railroad:​ One antique circa 1900s locomotive draw bar was stolen from outside the museum. Note: ...

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Logging Truck Blocks Road To End CHP And Sheriff Pursuit

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A good citizen in a very large truck helped law enforcement end a chase of a stolen vehicle in Mariposa County yesterday. On Wednesday, July 12, the California Highway Patrol requested assistance from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office with a stolen vehicle out of Merced. CHP Air 43 aircraft was tracking the vehicle when Mariposa County sheriff’s ...

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