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Truck Rollover Crash Slows Traffic South Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, calls came into 911 of a rollover crash with a truck on fire at the south end of Deadwood at Cavin Lane. A 43-year-old driver from Fresno was southbound on Highway 41 at the bottom of Deadwood where the double lanes merge. He was approaching a line of cars stopped for a southbound vehicle ...

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Graduation Trip Ends In Search & Rescue At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — A graduation outing to Angel Falls ended in a Search & Rescue mission yesterday in the Bass Lake area. On Sunday, June 18, around 10 a.m., a group of young men from the Bay Area were hiking near Angel Falls on Willow Creek above Bass Lake as a part of a graduation trip. One of the young ...

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Cyclist Pulls Over To Rest, Gets Hit By Car

BASS LAKE — Courteous drivers often use the wide spot at the top of Road 426 to pull over and let faster vehicles pass. That didn’t turn out too well today for a cyclist from Fresno. A 59-year-old male cyclist had just reached the top of the grade at the llama ranch near the 25-mile per hour curve and parked ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through June 11

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017: Oakhurst found bicycle On Monday, June 5 at 9:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 49000 block of Golden Oak Drive regarding a report of found property. The reporting party reported a bicycle was found on ...

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Man Tries To Run Down Law Enforcement Officers

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A pursuit along Mariposa County roads ended with damage to a Sheriff’s unit, and a suspect in custody, charged with assault with a deadly weapon. On Sunday, June 11, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a Mariposa Area California Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 49 South near the Mariposa/Madera County line, ...

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Highway 41 Closed Due To Smoke From Oakwood Fire

MADERA COUNTY — CHP is reporting that Highway 41 is being closed down between Road 200 and Highway 145 due to dense smoke from the Oakwood Fire. Smoke is blowing across the roadway, creating visibility problems and dangerous conditions for the public. Motorists are being diverted northbound at Highway 145, and southbound at Road 200. As of 4:45 p.m., the ...

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Juvenile Escapes Serious Injury In Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident blocked traffic on Highway 41 for over an hour this afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. a 16-year old male from Coarsegold was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Serpa Canyon in a Jeep Wrangler, when he “zoned out,” he told CHP. The Jeep left the right side of the roadway, hit a rock, pitched up ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2017: Oakhurst public intoxication On Monday, May 29 at 6:24 a.m. a deputy responded to a disturbance on Road 222 in the area of Dorstan Drive. The reporting party advised that a male subject was throwing a ...

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Mariposa Deputy Honored With Congressional Badge Of Bravery

FRESNO — Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez, a 10-year veteran of the department at the time he was wounded in the line of duty on Oct. 1, 2015, was honored today for his bravery. Senator Dianne Feinstein today awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Deputy Mirelez, who “exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and ...

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Woman Arrested After Yesterday’s CHP Pursuit Identified

MADERA COUNTY — The woman who led law enforcement on a pursuit yesterday along Highways 41 and 145 has been identified by CHP as Michele Lomonaco, 26, of Patterson, Calif. Lomonaco was reported by several motorists just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, driving erratically, passing in an unsafe manner and swerving all over the road. When law enforcement ...

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