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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of September 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. North Fork assault On Monday, Sept. 7 at 2:26 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of Road 222 and Old Central Camp Road regarding a possible vehicle accident and physical ...

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Eat Rigatoni, Support Fire Station #10 In YLP

COARSEGOLD – For 14 years, the Ladies of the Lakes Women’s Club in Yosemite Lakes Park has hosted a dinner to raise funds for their local firefighters at Madera County Fire Department Station 10. This year’s Rigatoni Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse, and as always, all profit from ...

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Logan Sesto Pays It Forward

COARSEGOLD – Logan Sesto had a profound yet seemingly simple wish: a day of play at the beach. Not much is uncomplicated, though, when you’re someone like Logan. Now 5, the cherub-faced charmer lives with residual health effects of Transverse Myelitis (TM), an autoimmune disease he acquired as a baby. While being as active as possible, Logan is a paraplegic, so going ...

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Sundance Fire Suspected To Be Arson

OAKHURST – The Sundance Fire, that closed Road 420 and prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes in the area of Sundance Drive yesterday, is believed to have been started by two juveniles playing with spray cans and some form of ignition that torched off the surrounding vegetation, according to District Attorney David Linn. Linn and investigator David Engstrom of ...

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Drone Grounds Aircraft Battling Sundance Fire

OAKHURST – In the midst of a firefight along Road 420 this afternoon, while residents were evacuating, crews were cutting fireline, and tankers and helicopters were dropping water and retardant, two tankers were forced to return to Fresno with half their load undelivered, and three helicopters were grounded when someone decided to fly a drone over the Sundance Fire south ...

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Red Cross Opens Shelter For Sundance Fire Evacuees

COARSEGOLD — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening a shelter to assist residents affected by the Sundance Fire. The shelter is located at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave. in Yosemite Lakes Park. Red Cross volunteers will provide lodging, meals, hygiene kits and more for the evacuated families. “We started working with our government ...

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Coarsegold Man Faces 195 Years For Child Molestation

MADERA – A Coarsegold man was found guilty yesterday in Madera Superior Court of nine counts of child molestation. James Salsgiver, 59, faces 195 years to life for his convictions: on three counts of sodomy, 25 years to life each. On three counts of oral copulation, the sentence could be 15 years to life each. And on three counts of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Oakhurst theft On Monday, Aug. 31 at 7:51 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 in Oakhurst regarding the theft of a bicycle. An investigation was conducted ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Road 415 Identified

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold man who died in a single-vehicle accident on Road 415 today has been identified as 78-year-old Richard Marion Moore. Moore lost his life when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned just east of Road 416 at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Click here ...

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Fatal Accident In Coarsegold Area

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle accident on Road 415 has claimed the life of an elderly Coarsegold man. At 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, the driver was westbound on Road 415 in a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick, in the winding corners approaching Road 416. For unknown reasons, the driver suddenly steered to the left, crossed over the eastbound lane, left the ...

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