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MCSO Acquires New ‘Oil-Spill Response’ Trailer

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office added to its arsenal of public safety tools this week, taking possession of a new specialized “trailer” that will allow department personnel to react more quickly and efficiently to hazardous spills. With the acquisition of the new “oil-spill response trailer,” MCSO personnel now have the ability to respond to a hazardous material ...

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Car Hits Boulder along Road 274, Injured Driver Airlifted

BASS LAKE — A 33-year-old Wishon woman was airlifted to a Fresno hospital following a single-vehicle traffic accident that happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. The incident, which occurred on Road 274 west of Marina View Drive, started after the woman’s vehicle failed to navigate a turn, skidded off the road, hit a large rock and then rolled multiple times. According ...

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Feds Giving County $136K to Combat Illegal Pot Grows

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is receiving some help from the federal government in its fight to wipe out large-scale, illegal marijuana grows in the county. This week, Madera County supervisors are expected to approve the receipt of $136,400 from the feds, money that will help fund MCSO’s ongoing “cannabis eradication” activities. The annual funding is part of ...

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Saturday in Modesto

MODESTO — A Mariposa County man wanted for attempted murder following a shooting Friday in Greeley Hill was apprehended by Modesto police officers Saturday. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, was taken into custody without incident in the Walmart parking lot on McHenry Avenue in Modesto about 11:45 a.m., according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts was involved in a fight ...

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Hwy 41 Construction: CHP Outlines Three-Way Stop Etiquette

OAKHURST — With the construction project tied to replacing Oakhurst’s main sewer line underway — and the intersection of Highways 41 and 49 currently operating as a three-way stop — the Oakhurst California Highway Patrol office reports that the agency has been fielding a lot of questions lately regarding “who has the right of way at a three-way stop?” So ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for February 4-10, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 4, to Monday, February 10, 2020. Oakhurst -Danger to Self On Tuesday, February 4, at 7:14 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Road 425B regarding a hold. Report written and case closed. Coarsegold -Warrant Arrest On Tuesday, February 4, at 10:04 ...

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Update: Authorities ID Two Killed Early Sunday in Crash on Hwy 41

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 41 claimed two lives early Sunday morning. The driver of a 2001 Honda Civic, Layna Ronette Marquez, 48, of Coarsegold, died in the incident, which reportedly happened after Marquez over-corrected on a turn and hit a tree. A passenger in the vehicle, Chana-ne Botchon Reid, 25, from Coarsegold, was also killed in ...

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Arrest Made in 2019 Commercial Burglary Investigation

OAKHURST — An arrest has been made in a month’s-long commercial burglary investigation centering around the theft of a chainsaw last October from True Value Hardware. On October 9, 2019, a man was captured on surveillance video walking into Bryant’s True Value in Oakhurst during regular business hours and stealing a 36-inch Stihl chainsaw. The chainsaw was worth more than ...

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Oakhurst CHP Seeking Applicants for Senior Volunteer Program

OAKHURST — Looking for something interesting and meaningful to do in retirement? Are you 55 years or older, with no felony convictions and good moral character? If so, the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office is currently accepting applications for its Senior Volunteer Program. Prior experience in law enforcement is not necessary. Once an application is accepted, candidates will undergo ...

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Home Surveillance System Helps Nab Burglary Suspects

OAKHURST — Two local burglary suspects were apprehended late last week with the aid of an alert home owner — and their home surveillance system. The incident, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, began Thursday (Jan. 30) shortly before 9 a.m. when the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call for service for an in-progress residential burglary in the 48000 ...

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