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Mariposa Sheriff Upgrades Emergency Alert System

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded their Emergency Alert System from Nixle to the parent company of Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, “to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.” The Sheriff’s Office will begin using the newly named “Mariposa County Sheriff ...

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Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting A Dog On Road 222

NORTH FORK – A motorcyclist has died after being in an accident involving a dog on Road 222 near North Fork yesterday afternoon. At 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, Arthur Johnston, 76, of Tollhouse, was southbound on Road 222 about 1/2-mile south of Road 200 on a Yamaha Star motorcycle. According to a witness who was cycling in the ...

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Two People Killed When Hit By A Truck On Road 400

RAYMOND – Two people are dead after being hit by a pickup while fighting in the middle of Road 400 south of Hensley Lake last night. At about 9 p.m., Rickey Holt, 39, of Madera, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon northbound on Road 400, just south of Road 406, when passengers Dean Cram, 37, of Raymond, and Lucille Trolinger, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through September 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Coarsegold motor vehicle stop results in mental health evaluation On Monday, Sept. 3 at 3:46 a.m. a deputy observed a vehicle traveling southbound about 25 miles per hour on CA-41 at Bellview. During a vehicle ...

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Driver In Fatal Crash On Highway 145 Arrested

MADERA COUNTY – The driver who crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing her passenger and the driver of the other car, has been arrested, according to CHP. Sasha Watson, 27, of Coarsegold, was westbound on Highway 145 in a Ford Fusion at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, when CHP says she passed over double-yellow lines and crashed head-on into ...

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Victims Of Fatal Accident On Highway 145 Identified

MADERA COUNTY – Two people killed in a head-on collision on Highway 145 yesterday have been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heidi Vanzeyl, 53, of Coarsegold, was the right-front passenger the gray Ford Fusion involved in the crash. The driver of the Ford, Sasha Watson, 27, of Coarsegold, was passing in an unsafe manner, witnesses told CHP, and ...

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Two Dead In Head-On Crash On Highway 145

MADERA COUNTY – Two people are dead and three others injured after a head-on collision on Highway 145 this morning. At 10:41 a.m., CHP and Cal Fire responded to reports of a two-vehicle accident just west of Highway 41. According to CHP, witnesses reported that the female driver of a gray Ford Fusion had been passing several lines of cars ...

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Early Morning Roll-Over Crash On Deadwood

OAKHURST – A trip to the casino ended with a trip to the hospital this morning when the driver rolled his car on Deadwood. At about 3:10 a.m., first responders were called out to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 about a mile south of Oakhurst. The driver, an Oakhurst man in his seventies, told CHP that ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through September 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Bass Lake sunken vessel On Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a report of a sunken vessel in a docking slip on Bass Lake. The appropriate state agencies were notified. ...

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Victim Of Monday’s Fatal Boating Accident On Bass Lake Identified

BASS LAKE – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has released more details of a fatal boating accident on Bass Lake yesterday. On Monday, Sept. 3, just after 3 p.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding the accident. According to witness statements, a privately owned ski boat was pulling two individuals on an inflatable tube. While ...

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