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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for January 7-13, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from January 7-13,  2020. Coarsegold – Vandalism On Tuesday, January 7, at 7:25 a.m., a corporal was dispatched to Oonay Nation Road regarding vandalism. Some kind of substance was poured onto the porch of an apartment several days ago. No monetary damage. Documentation only at ...

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MCSO Deputy, Corporal Help Save Heroin-Swallowing Suspect

O’NEALS — Quick thinking — and expert action — on the part of two Madera County Sheriff’s Office personnel resulted in an arrest rather than a trip to the morgue for a crime suspect who swallowed a bag of heroin. The incident started last week (Jan. 8) around 2:45 p.m. when MCSO Deputy Jose Villegas and Corporal Amy Roussell responded ...

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Authorities Identify Man Killed While Walking on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A man who was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night (Jan. 13) while walking along Highway 41 has been identified. Cory Wade, 32, a Coarsegold resident, died after he was hit by a car about a mile north of the Black Hawk Lodge, according to an update issued Tuesday by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The ...

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MCSO POP Team Makes Felony Arrest in O’Neals

O’NEALS — When the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received information late last week regarding a prohibited person reportedly being in possession of a firearm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team initiated an investigation. After MCSO Deputy Mike Chambers discovered the subject, 45-year-old Pasquale Desantis, is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, the POP team, with assistance from ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log — Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020. Oakhurst – Burglary On Dec. 31 at 8:43 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 40000 block of Winding Way regarding a burglary to storage units. Report written, evidence obtained. Case to be suspended. Bass Lake – General incident On ...

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MCSO Corporal Recognized for ‘Excellence’ by Supervisors

MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake. Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned ...

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Coarsegold Traffic Stop Results in Felony Drug, Weapons Arrests

COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County ...

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New Year’s Hit-and-Run Sends One Man to Hospital, Another to Jail

AHWAHNEE — A New Year’s morning hit-and-run accident involving a blue Honda and maroon Jeep sent the driver of the Jeep to the hospital with minor injuries — and the driver of the Honda to jail after he tried to flee the accident scene. EMS responded to the accident along with the California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies, ...

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Update: Missing O’Neals Woman Safely Located in Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The new year brought some good news for one mountain area family after an “at-risk” O’Neals woman missing since Saturday night was “safely located” in the Bass Lake area, according to an update issued late Tuesday night by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Priscilla Pitman Melendez, 46, an O’Neals resident, was reported to have wandered away from ...

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2019: An Eventful Year for Eastern Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — From progress on major new public and commercial projects to prosecution of high-profile criminal cases, 2019 was an eventful year in eastern Madera County. As 2020 dawns, here’s a look back at some of this year’s key stories. North Fork’s new roundabout: After several years of heated debate, Madera County’s first public roundabout was approved by the ...

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