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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through May 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 8 to Sunday, May 14, 2017: Coarsegold Coroner’s case On Monday, May 8, a deputy responded to a delayed Coroner’s case with the primary physician stipulating to the decedent’s cause of death. This is a natural death case involving only a Coroner’s referral ...

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Jury Returns A Verdict In The Murder Trial Of George Taylor-Windsor

BASS LAKE — After eight days of testimony and two days of deliberation, the jury in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor has reached a verdict. Taylor-Windsor, 26, was found guilty of first degree murder in the stabbing death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., as well as guilty of the special allegation of using a deadly weapon in ...

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Sleepy Driver Causes Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An early-morning crash snarled traffic today on Highway 41 after a Fresno man rolled his SUV near Black Hawk Lodge. According to CHP, the 32-year-old male was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway in a Nissan SUV. The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 a.m., when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. He then traveled across ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 41 Identified

MADERA COUNTY — The victim of a crash that closed Highway 41 for two hours yesterday just south of Road 200 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office as 51-year-old Michael Lee Fleming of Madera. According to witnesses, Fleming struck the embankment on the right side of the road, then crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another ...

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Highway 41 Blocked In Both Directions After Fatal Accident

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 is block in both directions just south of Road 200 following a fatal accident. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Road 200 to Road 211, northbound at Highway 145. According to a witness at scene, Caltrans is setting up a detour, and have been given estimates of two to three hours for law enforcement to ...

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Power Knocked Out To Over 1,100 Homes After Crash

COARSEGOLD — Hundreds of Coarsegold residents were without power for several hours after a pickup hit a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Flat Mine Road. At about 5:40 p.m. this afternoon, calls came in to 911 that a truck had hit a power pole and there were live power lines and a pole across both lanes of Road ...

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Vehicle Hits Power Pole, Knocks Out Power Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Cal Fire and CHP are responding to reports of a vehicle into a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Mine Flat Road. There are live wires down and a power pole blocking both lanes of Road 415. Power has been reported out from Deadwood to Coarsegold. PG&E outage reports indicate nearly 1,100 homes without power. Estimated time to ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Identifying Theft Suspects

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a trio of thieves who stole a man’s iPhone while he was in a gas station, and then dragged him behind their truck. On Tuesday, Apr. 25,  at approximately 3:09 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Lucky 7 gas station (37019 Avenue 12) in Madera ...

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Man Arrested After Claiming He Almost Shot Someone In Casino

COARSEGOLD – A Madera man is in custody after allegedly entering the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold with a handgun this morning. Just after 6 a.m. this morning, Don Pisano, 21, entered the casino and walked up to an employee, saying that he “almost shot a tweaker” for spilling coffee on him, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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