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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 29

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017: Oakhurst danger to self On Monday, Jan. 23 at 12:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 51000 block of Road 423, regarding a possibly suicidal female adult. During the investigation ...

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DUI Arrest After Two Are Injured In Crash On Highway 41

O’NEALS — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 sent both driver and passenger to the hospital, with the driver placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. At about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, David Marthe, of Coarsegold, was northbound in a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at the ...

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Credit Card Skimmers Found At Mariposa Gas Stations

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office warns the public that they have located four credit card skimming machines at two local gas stations in the Mariposa Town area. These elaborate skimmers were located at the Stage Stop Gas Station and the Chevron Gas Station, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The sophisticated skimmers were equipped with blue tooth technology, allowing ...

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Delivery Truck Accident Blocks Icy Road At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — This morning’s work did not go as planned for the drivers of two delivery trucks who bumped into each other on an icy road near The Pines, temporarily blocking one entrance to a popular Bass Lake resort. Just before 9 a.m., two delivery trucks were involved in a minor head-on near the Little Church in the Pines, ...

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Highway 41 Closed North Of Fresno Due To Fatal Crash

MADERA COUNTY — Highway 41 is closed north of Fresno between Children’s Blvd. and Avenue 12 due to a fatal crash. Just after 3 p.m., CHP was reportedly pursuing a vehicle that failed to yield, and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase north out of Fresno on Highway 41. CHP tells ABC30 that the officer disengaged in dense traffic ...

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Scam Alert – Callers Demanding Ransom Money

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that they have received three reports over the past week of residents receiving threatening scam phone calls demanding money in exchange for a family member or a friend’s life. “The calls are very aggressive in nature and in some cases a person yelling for help can be heard in ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 22

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 16 to Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017: Raymond public intoxication On Monday,  Jan. 16 at 8:31 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 block of Road 613 regarding a intoxicated female. A report was taken and the case was closed. Oakhurst ...

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Trailer Overturns In Downtown North Fork Blocking Road 222

NORTH FORK — Two people walked away from an accident on a wet road tonight, after the empty utility trailer their truck was pulling overturned in front of La Cabana Mexican Restaurant, blocking both lanes. The late model Ford pickup truck was reportedly headed into town on Road 222 at about 6:30 p.m. this evening, when the vehicle’s brakes locked up, according to ...

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Stolen Motorcycle Leads To Chase And Arrest

OAKHURST — A high-speed chase through Oakhurst this afternoon ended in an arrest after the driver crashed on the north end of town. At around 2 p.m. today, a Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle that had no license plates and loud exhaust, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The motorcycle failed to yield, says the ...

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