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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 13

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 7, to Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Bass Lake possible sexual assault On Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2:02 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic report of possible sexual assault that occurred at Bass Lake. A deputy took a report of ...

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Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman To The Hospital

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426 yesterday resulted in an Oakhurst woman being airlifted to a Fresno hospital. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, Audrey Sailors, 90, of Oakhurst, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2005 Lincoln, in the right turn lane at Road 426, according to CHP. She ...

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Fatal Crash On Silva Road In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — One person is dead and another injured following a single-vehicle accident in the Bootjack area last night. Just before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, CHP responded to reports of a crash on Silva Road near Goins Way. A 2005 Saab was reportedly traveling on Silva Road when it left the roadway, hit a large boulder and ...

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Boating While Intoxicated Can Get You Arrested

BASS LAKE — An arrest yesterday on Bass Lake is a reminder to all that the Madera County Sheriff’s Office is taking very seriously the issue of BUI — Boating Under the Influence. On Saturday at about 12:30 p.m., Boat Patrol deputies on the lake arrested a man for BUI, who was operating a personal watercraft with a minor passenger. ...

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Sheriff Serves Search Warrant At Location Of Homicide

OAKHURST — Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into the death of an Oakhurst man last night. Today, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 52000 block of Road 423 at the location of a homicide which occurred on Monday night. An illegal outdoor marijuana operation was located on the property. Two separate grow locations were discovered ...

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Oakhurst Man Killed In Last Night’s Shooting Identified

OAKHURST — The man who was shot to death last night in a dispute over a marijuana grow on Road 423 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy Fadgen, 49, was killed when he reportedly got into a confrontation with individuals who were growing pot on his property, and things escalated, according to Cmdr. Bill Ward. Multiple ...

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Oakhurst Man Shot In Dispute Over Marijuana Grow

OAKHURST — Detectives and crime scene investigators have been arriving for the past couple of hours at a home in the 52000 block of Road 423, following a fatal shooting. According to Sheriff Jay Varney, there was a trespass marijuana grow on the residents’ property, where they had lived for several years. Shortly after 7 p.m. this evening, an argument apparently ...

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Man Dies In Apparent Shooting Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one man is dead in Oakhurst this evening, as the result of an apparent gunshot wound. Just before 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 52000 block of Road 423, just off Road 426. No other information is confirmed at this time. We will update as more ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 Oakhurst trespassing On Monday, July 31 at 8:32 a.m. a subject was arrested for trespassing at a business on the 40000 block of Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 31 at 10:39 ...

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Sheriff Honors Three Retiring Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team bid a fond but reluctant farewell to three long-time members this past week. At a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 2, Sheriff Jay Varney honored three retiring Madera Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers — Mike and Brenda Perreira, and Ron Vargas — for their years of service. “These three demonstrated ...

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