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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 24 at 1:48 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding a theft and vandalism. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the reporting party by phone, the deputy met ...

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Oakhurst Resident Dies In Crash On Highway 120

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident near Sonora last week. Wayne Dubois, 82, and Artha Dubois, 79, both of Oakhurst, were eastbound on Highway 120 near Buck Meadows in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 55 miles per hour, according to CHP. Artha Dubois was driving, and apparently lost control of ...

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18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the drowning death of an 18-year-old man at Hensley Lake this morning. Just after 10 a.m., 911 received what was described as a “frantic call” from a party at the Hidden View Campground, saying that a family member had gone into the water and not resurfaced. The Hensley Lake Ranger responded to ...

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Teenager Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Around 10 a.m. this morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible drowning in Hensley Lake, just south of Raymond. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was dispatched to the incident, reported to be near the campground area. Cal Fire also responded. KMPH Fox 26 is reporting that at about 11 a.m., two ...

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Man Cited For Trespassing During Detwiler Fire Dies

MARIPOSA COUNTY — One of the two men taken into custody for failing to comply with orders to stay off the streets in the evacuated area during the Detwiler Fire, has passed away. Daniel Thomas, 38, of Mariposa, died yesterday afternoon after being transported to the hospital for unknown reasons. The cause of his death is not known, and the ...

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Cops Locate Large Pot Grow While Patrolling Repopulated Detwiler Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A sparking transformer in the repopulated area of the Detwiler Fire led law enforcement to a large marijuana grow where the residents were reportedly stealing electricity to power their growing operation. On the evening of July 25, mutual aid law enforcement units patrolling the repopulated areas of the Detwiler Fire, came upon a sparking power transformer near ...

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Sheriff Detectives Nab Alleged Thief After Fire Engine Burglarized

MERCED COUNTY — Firefighters who had their truck broken into and their gear stolen have gotten some satisfaction. Here is the latest on the story from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on July 23, and 5 a.m. on July 24, a yellow Rancho Santa Fe OES fire engine was burglarized in Merced County. This fire engine ...

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Will The YLP Arsonist Be Released From Prison?

MADERA COUNTY  – With the man convicted of 21 counts of arson in the Yosemite Lakes Park area about to go before the Board of Parole Hearings, Madera County District Attorney, David A. Linn, says there “appears to be significant confusion” as to any pending release. Kenneth Alan Jackson was convicted in 2014 and sentenced to 30 years in prison ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 23, 2017: North Fork burglary On Monday, July 17 at 5:49 a.m. a burglary was reported in the 56000 block of Shinn Cabin Lane. During the investigation one female was taken into custody and booked at MCDOC. ...

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Three Arrested For Theft Of Property On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Three people are behind bars after being arrested for stealing equipment while trespassing on closed areas of the Detwiler Fire. On Sunday, July 23, at about 9 p.m., mutual aid law enforcement partnering with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced security relating to the Detwiler Fire, contacted three suspects during their active security patrols in ...

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