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Deputy Injured Fighting A Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire along Highway 41 in the O’Neals area this morning closed the roadway, forcing traffic onto a detour route, and resulting in the injury of a Sheriff’s deputy. At about 5:19 a.m., reports came in of a fire in the area of Road 406, south of Road 200. The fire was burning on the west side ...

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“Grandmother’s Stubborn Nature Saved You From Murder Charges”

BASS LAKE – Two men who pleaded no contest in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 were sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court. But not before the victim’s granddaughter had her opportunity to speak about the family’s suffering since the horrific crime. Ray Coleman, ...

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School Fire In North Fork Now 90 Percent Contained

NORTH FORK – The School Fire, burning on the northeast corner of the intersection at Roads 274 and 225, is now 90 percent contained. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m. yesterday afternoon and firefighters had stopped the forward progress by 6:47 p.m at just over 12 acres. No structures were lost or damaged, and no injuries reported. The fire ...

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Proactive Traffic Stop By Deputy Results In Felony Arrest

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Highway 41 turned up illegal items in possession of a probationer. On Tuesday, July 10, at approximately 3:24 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tallmon observed a red sedan with a partially obstructed license plate in the area of Highway 41 and Mecca Lane in Madera County. Sgt. ...

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Yosemite Heroes Honored For Courageous Actions In Dangerous Rescue

YOSEMITE – Three Yosemite National Park employees were honored on July 4th by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at the 73rd Honor Award Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Park Ranger Jesse McGahey, Park Ranger Philip N. Johnson, and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Bliss received the Valor Award of the Department of the Interior for heroic actions, courage, and professionalism exhibited in ...

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Roadways Reopen As Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On School Fire

NORTH FORK — Roads 274 and 225 in North Fork will reopen at 9 p.m. after a 3-hour closure to allow access to equipment and firefighters battling the School Fire. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Road 230 in to the Rec Center will also reopen, but this is still an active fire, and heavy ...

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School Fire Burning In North Fork On Road 230

NORTH FORK — Firefighters are on scene of a fire burning on the northeast corner of Road 225 and Road 274 in North Fork. The fire was reported at 5:24 p.m., and has been dubbed the School Fire. The fire started on the top of the hill between Road 230 and Road 274, just north of Road 225 (see map ...

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Suspect In Custody After Resisting Arrest And Biting Deputy

OAKHURST – A man well-known to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was arrested after resisting arrest and biting a deputy last Friday. On July 6, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Larry Rich was performing routine patrol duties on a grant-funded zero emission electric motorcycle in the mountain area when he identified a wanted subject in the 49000 ...

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Forward Progress Stopped On Cornerstone Fire Near YLP

COARSEGOLD – Quick work by firefighters saved the homes of several residents along Road 400 on the west side of Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon. At 3:48 p.m., resources were dispatched to the fire on Cornerstone Court off of Road 400. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 1/2 acre with a moderate rate of spread, burning ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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