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Suspect Killed By Officer After Carjacking Near Madera Ranchos

MADERA COUNTY — One man is dead and two others are in custody following a reported carjacking that ended with a chase through the orchards in the Madera Ranchos area this afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that three Hispanic males had held a motorist at gunpoint near Avenue 15 at Highway 41, ...

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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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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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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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Human Bones Found Near Mammoth Pool

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff’s Office investigators are waiting on a report to identify human bones found in the Mammoth Pool area last week. On Tuesday, July 18, a tip came in to the Sheriff’s Office, and investigators along with Search & Rescue, responded to a location on Powerhouse No. 8 Road. There they located what were described as “skeletonized remains.” ...

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Madera Sheriff’s Deputy Donates Overtime Hours To Detwiler Fire Victims

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Valerie Breedlove is going above and beyond in providing aid to victims of the Detwiler Fire that destroyed 60 homes in Mariposa County. This morning, Deputy Breedlove put out the word to her fellow deputies and emergency personnel that she is working overtime in her agency’s cooperation with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16, 2017: Coarsegold trespassing On Monday, July 10, at 11:58 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a property in the 33000 block of Skyline Ridge Trail in regards to a trespassing call. The suspect is later contacted. Statements ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 3, to Sunday, July 9, 2017: North Fork warrant arrest On Monday, July 3, at 1:27 a.m., a deputy was conducting a followup investigation in an attempt to locate a subject who recently committed a felony crime. During the investigation deputies ...

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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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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017: Coarsegold violation of court order On Monday, May 15 at approximately 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 Block of Road 415 in regards to a violation of a court order. A report was taken and ...

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