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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Sunday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Coarsegold assault On Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:52 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 45400 block of Meadow Brook Road regarding a report of an assault. This ...

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Sheriff Reminds Residents To Collect Mail Daily

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney‬ wants to remind the community that with the holiday season upon us, mail and package thefts increase. Thieves steal mail for identity theft purposes all year long and, near the holidays, the Sheriff’s Office sees an increase in these crimes. This is primarily due to packages and checks being delivered for the holiday season. ...

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Firefighter Injured While Searching For Accident Victim

COARSEGOLD — A firefighter suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder and ribs on Monday evening while at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Coarsegold. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, the firefighter responded to a call of an overturned vehicle just south of Serpa Canyon on Highway 41. The 12-year-old driver of a Toyota that rolled off ...

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12-Year-Old Crashes Dad’s Car Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — When CHP officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover just south of Serpa Canyon on Highway 41 last night, they were likely a bit taken aback to encounter a 12-year-old girl behind the wheel. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, the Oakhurst juvenile was northbound in her father’s 2004 Toyota Corolla, and was reportedly using ...

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Join Madera County Search & Rescue Team

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s nationally recognized Search & Rescue Team is currently accepting new applications through the end of the year. Applications can be picked up at either the Sheriff’s main office at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera, or the Sheriff’s substation at 48267 Liberty Drive in Oakhurst. Interested candidates are urged to complete and submit an application. They ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle rollover on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Lakes Parkway shut down both lanes this evening as officers conducted their investigation before making an arrest for DUI. Several witnesses told CHP that the driver of the Honda sedan was driving in a reckless manner and passing them at a high rate of speed just before the ...

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Winter Storm Watch Overnight Wednesday

MOUNTAIN AREA — A set of storm systems arriving this week are expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the foothills and better than a foot of snow to higher elevations. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 4 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Hosts Gala Gourmet Dinner

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has announced that it’s annual dinner, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 8, will be a gala “Welcome to 2016” plated dinner, complete with entertainment, at the Blue Heron in Yosemite Lakes Park. Chamber President Dave Wolin’s is not mincing words when he says, “The days of boring rubber chicken dinners are over. We’re putting ...

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Yosemite District Safety Plan Crisis Manager

OAKHURST – Under the guidance of former Fresno police officer Dave Maynez, now Director of Campus Safety for Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD), some area schools have recently rolled out a forward-thinking Safe School Plan with multiple components that could make a big difference in the event of a natural disaster, criminal activity, fire or other emergency. Among the recent ...

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Coarsegold 4-H: Horses And Holidays

By Lexey Jenkins — COARSEGOLD – This is an exciting two months for Coarsegold 4-H. Horse Expo was this month on Nov. 10. Makayla Beckstead and Abigail LaSpada medaled in level two, and Colton Beckstead, Madeline Vellandi and Emily Nowka medaled in level one. Our next 4-H meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 10: our annual Christmas party from 6 ...

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