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Accident Forces Closure Of Highway 49 Near Harmony Lane

OAKHURST — An accident that resulted in a hazmat situation closed down both lanes of Highway 49 this afternoon just north of Oakhurst. At about 3 p.m., John Costello, 26, of Bakersfield, was southbound in a 2005 International truck just south of Harmony Lane at a stated speed of 45-50 miles per hour, according to CHP. The truck was carrying a ...

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Man Who Died Yesterday In Tractor Accident Identified

COARSEGOLD – The man who died in a tractor accident at a property along Road 400 yesterday has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Paul Ruell, 65, of Ahwahnee, was operating a tractor on a property just west of Yosemite Lakes Park when, it appears he fell off, possibly while going down an embankment, according to the Sheriff’s ...

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Dogs Shot And Killed While Attacking Horses In North Fork

NORTH FORK — A pair of horses were attacked by two stray dogs in Madera County moments before a North Fork man shot both dogs to death. It happened outside a home on Road 221 (Crane Valley Road) late Saturday afternoon in a rural part of Madera County, according to a report by Justin Lum of KSEE24 News. KSEE24 reports ...

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Fatal Tractor Accident On Coarsegold Property

COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a man has died as a result of a tractor accident in the 31000 block of Road 400 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Just after 9 a.m., calls came in to 911 and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire all responded to the scene, along ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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Ahwahnee Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

RAYMOND – An Ahwahnee man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Road 600 on Saturday night. The CHP has identified the man as 25-year-old Jason Scott Miller. Just before 9:30 p.m., on Apr. 1, Miller was northbound on Road 600 near Road 415 in a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. For unknown reasons, he allowed the vehicle to veer ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — Just before 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, reports came in of a pursuit and crash on Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was stopped at the red light northbound on Highway 41 at Road 417. He was the first car at the light. A white Dodge Ram was westbound on Road 417 ...

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Driver Passes Out, Hits Concrete Wall In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Traffic was slowed in Oakhurst this morning after a pickup pulling a trailer left the roadway and hit the concrete retaining wall at the construction site of the new hotels on Highway 41. Just after 10:30 a.m., a 46-year-old male, driving a flatbed Chevy 3500 out of Atwater, was northbound on SR-41 approaching Winding Way when, for unknown ...

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Woman Topples Off ATV On Highway 41, DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — An ATV accident sent a Coarsegold woman to the hospital last night, and ended in an arrest for suspicion of DUI after she rolled the quad on Highway 41. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 31, Mary Jane Lomier, 78, was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416 on a 2016 Kawasaki quad — a ...

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Let Sheriff’s Deputies Know “We’ve Got Your Six”

MADERA COUNTY – A group of dedicated and determined citizens has created a new way for residents to support the work of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation – a 501(c)3 established to fill essential needs not funded through the County budget – has launched their new website, and invites everyone to check it out and ...

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