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Robbery And Murder At Madera Mini Mart

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and murder that took place at a mini mart in the Valley last night. At about 11 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible shooting at the Tackle Box Gas Station and Mini Mart on Road 26. When deputies arrived, they discovered ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 12

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 6  to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation and release On Monday, Nov. 6 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy responded to a warrant arrest with a citation and release. Coarsegold narcotics On Monday, Nov. 6 at 10:03 a.m. a deputy ...

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Victims Identified In Two Fatal Accidents On Saturday

MADERA COUNTY — Two separate accidents claimed four lives in Madera County on Saturday, one occurring on Highway 145 and another on Highway 41. On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5:10 p.m., Emmit Fowler, 35, of Fresno, was eastbound on Avenue 15 on a 1986 Kawasaki, and stopped at the posted stop sign at Highway 41. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Slows Coarsegold Traffic, Drivers Both Injured

COARSEGOLD — An accident in front of the Coarsegold Community Center caused delays and sent two people to the hospital this afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., CHP and Fire responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 at Morava Road. According to officers at the scene, a 37-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2008 Chevy Tahoe, ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — Do you enjoy being in the back country? Do you want to help your fellow citizens? If so, you are invited to learn more about becoming a volunteer member of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (MADSAR). The Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting new members, and applications are being accepted until Dec. 13. To save a ...

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Crash Snarls Traffic On Highway 41 For Over 90 Minutes

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents on Highway 41 slowed traffic to a crawl just north of Road 200 this afternoon, finally bringing the afternoon commute to a standstill as first responders tended to those involved and tow operators cleared the scene. Just before 4 p.m., CHP and firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle accident in front of the Black Hawk Lodge. ...

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Warning – Don’t Fall For This Netflix Scam

CALIFORNIA – The California State Sheriff’s Association is warning people of the very latest scam, this one concerning Netflix. Citizens are warned to please be aware that a very convincing fake email is targeting millions of Netflix subscribers. The subject line says, “Your suspension notification,” and the email contains the Netflix logo. According to Mailguard, a web security company, there ...

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Juvenile Driver Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI After Crash

OAKHURST – A 17-year-old male from Coarsegold was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash in Oakhurst last night. Just after 9 p.m., the young man was traveling west on Road 426 just west of School Road (427) in a blue 1986 Toyota pickup. According to CHP, the driver of the Toyota crossed into oncoming traffic, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Office Recruiting Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good people interested in serving their community, to join the Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (COP) Team. COPs is a community volunteer organization created and formed by the Madera County Sheriff Office. The program operates countywide, under the supervision of a Madera County Community Service Officer and Patrol ...

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