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Public Comment Open For Sheriff’s OHV Grant Request

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s office is preparing to submit the department’s annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request. The application will be available for a 30-day review by the public beginning on Mar. 7 and ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 3. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to ...

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Sheriff Seeks Civic-Minded Residents For Hazard Plan Update

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) invites the public to get involved in helping your community be hazard-ready. Your participation is requested in updating the Sheriff’s OES 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan on Wednesday, Mar. 15. Floods, drought, wildfires, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern to ...

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Vote On Measure L – Special Election This Tuesday

MADERA COUNTY — The polls will be open on Tuesday, Mar. 7, for residents of the unincorporated areas of Madera County to vote on Measure L — a one-cent public safety sales tax to fund the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. On Election Day, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. See below for ...

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Woman Struck By Falling Tree Dies in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning, Mar. 5. The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10 a.m., amid heavy snow and high winds, according to park officials. Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the park working for a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of N. Oakview Drive regarding a report of stolen medication from the garage. Report taken and case closed ...

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Missing Toddler Found In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — What began as a heart-wrenching report ended happily today when a missing toddler was located safely in Mariposa. At 8:39 a.m. this morning, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy named Hayden who was missing in the Oak Grove area of Mariposa County. The toddler had reportedly been seen last in the 4000 block ...

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Sleepy Driver Crashes Off Highway 41

O’NEALS — For the second time today, a wreck that ended with a totaled vehicle resulted in only minor injuries to the driver. Just after 1:30 p.m., a 61-year-old Oakhurst woman was northbound on Highway 41 just past Road 200 in a 2008 Honda Pilot, when she fell asleep, according to CHP at scene. When she found herself drifting off ...

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Woman Escapes Serious Injury In Solo Rollover

OAKHURST — A single vehicle rollover blocked the southbound lane of Highway 41 for over an hour this morning and sent one woman to the hospital. Just after 10 a.m. a 74-year-old Oakhurst woman was southbound near Bay Leaf Lane in a 2005 Ford Escape. She told the investigating CHP officer that she hit something in the road and lost ...

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Two-Year-Old Child Missing In Mariposa

UPDATE 11:35 a.m. – Child has been located, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. MARIPOSA COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies are responding to reports of a missing two-year-old boy in the Oak Grove area of Mariposa County. The toddler was reportedly last seen at about 9:05 a.m. this morning in the 4000 block of Oak Grove Road with a German ...

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Crash On Icy Curve Slows Morning Traffic On Road 200

NORTH FORK — Icy roads and speeds too fast for conditions likely contributed to a single-vehicle crash just west of Bass Fork Minit Market this morning. Just after 7 a.m., reports came in of a solo vehicle off the roadway on Road 200 just west of Hadley Road. A neighbor heard the crash and hurried to the scene to assist ...

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