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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 10 to Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017: North Fork warrant citation On Monday, Apr. 10 at 9:34 a.m. a deputy contacted a male subject in the 32000 block of Road 222 who was cited and released for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Case ...

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Missing Coarsegold Man Found Deceased In His Vehicle

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold resident was found deceased inside his vehicle last night, after being reported missing by his family the day before. Dr. Bradley Wayne Hufft, 59, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon, Apr 12. On Thursday, his family filed a missing persons report with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, first responders were ...

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Truck Accident Closes Highway 49 Again, Temporarily

AHWAHNEE — Highway 49 was temporarily closed again today, after a collision resulted in downed lines blocking both sides of the road. This is the third closure of Highway 49 in the last week due to truck accidents. At approximately 12:20 today, CHP received a report of unknown types of lines blocking both lanes of the roadway following a solo-vehicle accident in ...

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Logging Truck Crash Causes One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 49

AHWAHNEE — At approximately 9:30 on Monday, Apr. 10, authorities responded to reports of a logging truck accident in the Ahwahnee area, according to CHP. One-way traffic control remains in place on Tuesday morning as the situation involves clean-up of hazardous materials. Upon arrival yesterday, first responders on scene found an open-top logging truck weighing between 50,000-60,000 pounds had left the roadway ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017: Oakhurst theft On Monday, Apr. 3 at 12:07 p.m., a deputy at the Oakhurst substation was dispatched to speak to a reporting party concerning a petty theft, said to have taken place on the 47000 Block of Road 620. ...

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One-Lane Traffic Control On Highway 49

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 ...

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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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