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MCSO Detective Recovering; Shooting Suspect ID’d, ‘Critical’

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputy injured in Thursday’s shooting in Oakhurst has been identified as Neil Cuthbert, a veteran of the department who works as a detective out of the Oakhurst substation. According to MCSO officials, Cuthbert has been released from the hospital and is “at home recovering after sustaining serious facial and head injuries.” Investigators now ...

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MCSO Modifying Operations in Response to COVID-19

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that it would be modifying its operations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “In an effort to do our part to help contain COVID-19 and curtail potential exposures, we are modifying our lobby/front office protocol at the Madera Sheriff’s Office and Oakhurst Substation,” said MCSO’s Facebook post. “The purpose is ...

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Oakhurst Wireless Store Burglarized Overnight

OAKHURST — An overnight burglary at a local wireless business shattered the early morning quiet — and the store’s front window. Surveillance cameras captured the crime and now authorities are hoping someone might recognize the thief. In the pre-dawn hours Wednesday morning, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Lutz responded to the Oakhurst Verizon Wireless store regarding a report of ...

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MCSO Deputies Collar Wanted Car Thief

OAKHURST — A suspect wanted on multiple car theft charges was apprehended by eagle-eyed sheriff’s deputies yesterday while she was driving north of Oakhurst. On Friday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office POP Team spotted 38-year-old Jessica Lee as she drove on Road 620 near Highway 41. Lee was wanted for two outstanding felony arrest warrants. The first warrant out of ...

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Oakhurst Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst man is behind bars following his arrest Thursday for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography. After the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children regarding internet child pornography activity in Madera County, an investigation was conducted that identified a residence in the 48000 block of ...

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Speedy Response by Sheriff’s Office Saves Local Man’s Life

OAKHURST — A swift, skilled response by a deputy and corporal from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office saved the life of a local diner Wednesday night. Around 7 p.m. last night, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an Oakhurst restaurant to assist a male subject complaining of chest pain. MCSO Corporal Chris Williams and Deputy Ryan Vermeulen responded to ...

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3 Juveniles Arrested for Smoke Shop Burglary

COARSEGOLD — Three juveniles are in custody following an investigation into a recent commercial burglary at the Coarsegold Smoke Shop. On March 1, 2020 shortly after 1 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service in the 36000 block of Highway 41 in Coarsegold regarding an active alarm at a commercial property. Deputy Aurelio Romero responded ...

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Oakhurst Senior Named CHP ‘Volunteer of Year’

MOUNTAIN AREA — On Thursday (March 5), the offices — and officers — of CHP Central Division came together to celebrate its annual Employee Appreciation Day. The Oakhurst Area CHP would like to congratulate the following 2019 employees of the year: Officer of the Year – Tyler Long Professional Staff – Dave Flint Senior Volunteer of the Year – Nancy ...

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Mariposa Man Seriously Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

BASS LAKE –A 25-year-old Mariposa man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries following a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Road 222. The incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m., resulted in the driver’s subsequent arrest for suspicion of D.U.I., according to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP report, released Saturday afternoon, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 18, through Monday, February 24, 2020. Coarsegold Theft On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:57 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a stolen wallet. Report written, evidence obtained and case closed. North Fork Warrant Arrest On tuesday, ...

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