Breaking News
Home » Headlines » Police

Police

CHP Emphasizes Safe Thanksgiving Travel Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO – As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever. To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November ...

Read More »

Governor Newsom Swears in New CHP Commissioner

SACRAMENTO – Nov. 17 ,2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today administered the oath of office to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray, a historic move making her the first woman in its 91-year history to lead the largest state law enforcement agency in the nation. Newsom appointed Ray as the 16th Commissioner on October 20, 2020, following the retirement ...

Read More »

CHP Offers Seniors The “Keys” to Continued Safe Driving

SACRAMENTO – As the number of older drivers continues to grow, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is determined to help them maintain their driving independence for as long as they can safely drive. Through the support of a yearlong federal grant, Keeping Everyone Safe (KEYS) XII, the CHP will continue its traffic safety program that places an emphasis on roadway ...

Read More »

Early Morning Crash on 41 Closes Both Lanes

COARSEGOLD – Oct. 29, 2020 – At 7:10 am a three car crash on Hwy. 41 just below Chukchansi Resort and Casino resulted in north and south bound lane closures. According to early reports a male in his 30’s pulled a knife on an employee at a local gas station then fled the scene at a high rate of speed causing ...

Read More »

CHP Ramps Up Efforts To Reduce Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching a new education and enforcement campaign to reduce the number of crashes caused by impaired drivers in California. Efforts associated with the yearlong Safer Highways Statewide grant will continue through September 30, 2021. The Safer Highways Statewide grant provides the CHP with funding to conduct additional driving under the influence ...

Read More »

Hwy. 41 Closure in Oakhurst From El Cid to Rd. 222: Police Activity

Update – 2:33 pm – CHP is currently opening Hwy. 41. The MCSO says barricaded subject was taken into custody without incident. MCSO would like to thank the Oakhurst community for there cooperation during this incident. Update – 2:22 pm – The subject has been detained and is in custody. As soon as all the police equipment is cleared Hwy. 41 will ...

Read More »

Creek Fire Nearing 250,000 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 17, 2020 – Very dry air began moving into the region yesterday, along with increased winds and the weakening of the inversion that has kept the smoke from leaving. These factors have allowed for increased fire growth along the north and northeastern flanks of the Creek Fire. Containment lines on the west flank were extended north ...

Read More »

Creek Fire Update and Evacuation Centers

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10 am – The Red Cross temporary evacuation point at the Oakhurst Community Center has been closed.  If you are in need of an evacuation center please go to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa, CA. 95338 or Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. Fresno, CA. 93730. The Creek Fire continues ...

Read More »

Saturday Night Vehicle Accident Causes Small Fire

O’NEALS – At approximately 10:30 pm Saturday evening local emergency personnel from the CHP, Madera County Sheriff, Sierra Ambulance and Cal Fire responded to a vehicle accident with car fire on Rd. 200 at the Fine Gold Creek bridge, also known as the crooked bridge. According to a witness the late model Toyota was driving erratically at an excessive speed ...

Read More »

ATV Crash Kills 56-Year-Old O’Neals Resident

Picture of the CHP logo.

O’NEALS — A 56-year-old O’Neals resident was killed Friday afternoon in an ATV accident.The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on private property near Road 200 and Lily Mine Way, according to CHP.The name of the victim has not been released.According to the CHP report, the driver of a Honda Rubicon ATV was traveling westbound on private property with “uneven terrain.” “The ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online