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Agency Receives Help To Assist Crime Victims

MADERA COUNTY – Victims of crime in Madera County will have some more financial support thanks to a donation from the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPia). The Community Action Partnership of Madera County has received a major donation from CalPia, a joint venture, operating at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, announced District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Log Trucks Roll Down Highway 41

FISH CAMP – Where are all those logging trucks coming from? Or going to for that matter? All guessing aside, many of them are carrying logs from the Sugar Pine Fuels Reduction Project, along Highway 41 between Sugar Pine and Fish Camp.

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Midpines Man Arrested For Murder

MARIPOSA – One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in the community of Midpines on Saturday, Dec. 1. At about 9 p.m., Mariposa County sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Rancheria Creek Road. Emergency Medical Services was also called to the scene.

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If I Were A Thief, You Would Now Be A Victim

MADERA COUNTY – With less than two-dozen shopping days left to make this season merry and bright for family and friends, thieves are finding opportunities at every turn to relieve you of your holiday cheer. With the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the chaos of stores and parking lots, there are many times when just a moment of inattention ...

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Parole Denied For School Bus Kidnapper

MADERA – Kidnapper Frederick Woods will not be getting out of prison any time soon. Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz has announced that the Board of Parole Hearings has denied Woods parole for the next 3 years.

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Smash & Grab At The 22-Mile House

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying the suspects they say are responsible for a break in at the Valero on Highway 41. A lone thief busted through a window at the 22-Mile House early this morning, and made off with 12 stacks of various lottery tickets. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office ...

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North Fork Woman Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

NORTH FORK – A single vehicle accident last night on Douglas Ranger Station Road has taken the life of 26-year-old North Fork resident Allison Demers. The accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Ford Explorer in which Demers was a passenger was traveling south on Douglas Ranger Station Road just north of Trails End at approximately ...

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Mono Tribe To Pay Chukchansi To Mitigate Impact

MADERA COUNTY – The North Fork Mono Rancheria hopes to break ground on their new casino early next year. The 305-acre project is located adjacent to Highway 99, between Avenue 17 and 18, just north of Madera. Charles Banks-Altekruse, owner of CA Consulting, and Communications Team member for the North Fork Mono Rancheria, addressed a Town Hall meeting in Oakhurst ...

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Richard Farias Convicted Of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

MADERA – Richard Farias, 57, of Madera, was convicted on two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter on Tuesday, Nov. 20, by a Superior Court jury. The jury also found Farias guilty of two additional felony counts of causing great bodily injury to another person while driving under the influence, and Farias’s prior conviction for driving under the influence and injuring ...

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