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CHP Seeks Public’s Help With Reckless Driving Incident

AHWAHNEE – The CHP is asking for the public’s help in investigating a reckless driving incident that occurred on Monday, May 16, at about 8 a.m. just south of the Wasuma School on Highway 49. The investigating officer is not releasing any further details of the investigation at this time, but if you witnessed a reckless driving incident at this ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sunday, May 8

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, May 1 through Sunday, May 8. Coarsegold report of bullying On Sunday, May 1, a School Resource Deputy was informed by parent of an ongoing problem with bullying on campus and the bus. The campus is located at the 45000 block of ...

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Becoming A MADSAR Team Member – It’s All About Service

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County residents can now welcome more than two dozen new volunteers to the ranks of those who are ready, willing and very able to respond to Search & Rescue missions. Twenty-nine individuals completed the arduous four-month training to become Madera County Search & Rescue (MADSAR) team members, and proved their mettle on Saturday in a mock ...

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Mariposa County Tests Emergency Alerts

MARIPOSA COUNTY — If you have yet to sign up for emergency alerts from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, now is the time to do so. On Monday, May 16, the Sheriff’s Office will conduct several tests of the Emergency Notification System, NIXLE. The series of tests will allow residents to verify they are signed up properly and what methods ...

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Pickup Vs. Motorhome Ends In DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — A crash between a motorhome and a pickup on Thursday night resulted in one person being charged with driving under the influence, and two others with minor injuries. Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, a family from New York was northbound on Highway 41 in a rented Cruise America RV just south of Coarsegold near Coyote ...

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Raid In Coarsegold Yields Marijuana And Hashish

COARSEGOLD — A bust at a marijuana grow in the Coarsegold area on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of thousands of plants. Just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, law enforcement officers from Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the D.E.A. and the Madera County District Attorney’s Office raided a pot grow near the 37000 ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through May 1

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, May 1, 2016: Bass Lake burglary On Sunday, Apr. 24 at 1:06 p.m., a deputy responded to the 50000 block of Smoke Tree Trail regarding a possible burglary report. During the investigation it was determined unknown subject(s) took ...

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Crash On Highway 41 Causes Major Injuries, Road Closure

O’NEALS – A trip to Yosemite turned tragic this morning as a family was caught up in a accident on Highway 41 just south of Road 200. Three vehicles were involved in a crash at about 10 a.m. that resulted in several people being airlifted with major injuries after a big rig overturned near Road 406. Traffic was stopped for ...

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Big Rig Crash Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS — CHP and other emergency vehicles are responding to a major crash on Highway 41 just south of Road 200 near Road 406. Reports that a fully loaded septic cargo tanker is on top of another vehicle, resulting in several pin-ins. SkyLife Air Ambulance and CHP helicopter H40 are both landing at scene. Motorists are being directed to use ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Injures Coarsegold Woman

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident this morning at the intersection of Roads 415 at 400 blocked the roadway briefly and caused some slowing for Sunday morning travelers in the area. It also resulted in injures to the driver of the car that was hit by an SUV. The accident was called in by a passerby at about 9:45 a.m. According to ...

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