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New Mural Unveiled At Three Sisters Garden

Submitted by Susan Walter, Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA – On Saturday, Apr. 20, visitors to the University of California Cooperative Extension Madera Master Gardeners Garden Shoppe at the Three Sisters Garden at the Madera Community College Center are in for a special treat – the unveiling of a new mural installed on a large storage container in the garden. ...

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Raymond Woman Suffers Major Injuries In Rollover

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle accident on Road 415 this afternoon at about 5:12 p.m., resulted in major injuries to the driver, and shut down Road 415 for about 90 minutes. On Tuesday, Apr. 9, Velma Adkins, 85, of Raymond, was westbound on Road 415 in a 2005 Toyota Tundra, just west of Sesame Street, at what she told CHP was ...

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Truck vs. Car At Victoria Lane

OAKHURST – A truck owned by Lister Rents of Oakhurst was struck by a Mercedes this afternoon while turning onto Highway 41. Jason Lister, 32, of Oakhurst, driving a Lister Rents truck, had stopped at the stop sign on Victoria Lane at Highway 41. He then pulled out onto the highway, making a left-hand turn to head north into town.

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New Credit Card Fraud Hits Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Never mind buyer beware, Sheriff John Anderson is now alerting merchants to a growing criminal trend involving credit/debit card fraud costing retailers thousands and thousands of dollars. Currently the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Mountain Division is investigating massive fraud involving at least nine businesses.

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Madera Man Sentenced For Attempted 1st Degree Murder

MADERA – Carlos Maldonado, 37, of Madera, was sentenced to State Prison last week for attempted first degree murder, and three additional felony counts of assault with a firearm, together with special allegations for personal use of a firearm and great bodily injury, according to District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Car Crashes Through Front Of Purple Cow

OAKHURST – A car pulling in to the Purple Cow Mall this afternoon crashed through the front of the building when the driver’s foot slipped off the brake, according to CHP. Susan McCoy, of Mira Loma, was not injured when her 2003 Land Rover drove part way into the building at 39935 Highway 41. There was significant damage to the ...

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Man Claiming To Be U.S. Diplomat Arrested

MADERA COUNTY – Two Chowchilla men are behind bars facing felony drug charges following an early morning vehicle stop near a Valero gas station on Avenue 24 in Chowchilla. One listed his occupation as U.S. Diplomat, and the other is wanted for vehicle theft.

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Arrests Made In Fairmead Homicide

MADERA COUNTY – Two men have been arrested following a shooting in Fairmead this past weekend that left one man dead and two others injured. Late Thursday night, Apr. 4, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two Chowchilla men – both accused of firing their weapons during a party shortly after midnight on Saturday, Mar. 30, at a house in Fairmead.

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DNA Match Convicts Man Of Rape/Murder 13 Years Later

MADERA – When a homeless woman was raped and murdered just off Yosemite Avenue in Madera in Sept. 2000, authorities were unable to identify the victim. Though DNA eveidence from the assailant was discovered during her autopsy, and entered into a national law enforcement database, it wasn’t until 2008 when a positive match was made to Frank Hogan, then living ...

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