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Roll-Over Crash Blocks Road 200, Damages Fine Gold Bridge

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash at the Fine Gold Creek bridge blocked the road for about an hour this morning, and tore a big chunk out of the 70-year-old bridge. A 60-year-old man from Fresno was eastbound on Road 200 in a 2009 Lincoln Town Car registered to a limousine service in the valley, when he entered the 25 ...

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Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman To The Hospital

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426 yesterday resulted in an Oakhurst woman being airlifted to a Fresno hospital. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, Audrey Sailors, 90, of Oakhurst, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2005 Lincoln, in the right turn lane at Road 426, according to CHP. She ...

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Oakhurst Man Shot In Dispute Over Marijuana Grow

OAKHURST — Detectives and crime scene investigators have been arriving for the past couple of hours at a home in the 52000 block of Road 423, following a fatal shooting. According to Sheriff Jay Varney, there was a trespass marijuana grow on the residents’ property, where they had lived for several years. Shortly after 7 p.m. this evening, an argument apparently ...

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Man Dies In Apparent Shooting Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one man is dead in Oakhurst this evening, as the result of an apparent gunshot wound. Just before 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 52000 block of Road 423, just off Road 426. No other information is confirmed at this time. We will update as more ...

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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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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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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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Logging Truck Blocks Road To End CHP And Sheriff Pursuit

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A good citizen in a very large truck helped law enforcement end a chase of a stolen vehicle in Mariposa County yesterday. On Wednesday, July 12, the California Highway Patrol requested assistance from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office with a stolen vehicle out of Merced. CHP Air 43 aircraft was tracking the vehicle when Mariposa County sheriff’s ...

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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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