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Truck Filled With Stolen Artwork Spotted By Sharp Eyes In YLP

COARSEGOLD — A 93-year-old artist, author and explorer will hopefully soon recover a portion of her precious belongings thanks to some sharp-eyed residents of Yosemite Lakes Park. On Saturday, ABC30 reported the story of Helen Schreider, “famed explorer,” who was in the process of relocating from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Bay Area in Northern California. She hired a ...

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YLP Arsonists Win Partial Appeals Victory, One Released From Prison

FRESNO – The couple convicted of starting numerous fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) community and surrounding area in 2013 has won a partial victory as some of their convictions have been reversed on appeal. However, Alice Waterman was released from prison on June 9, according to District Attorney David Linn, because she had served her time. Kenneth Jackson ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 15

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 9 to Sunday, July 15, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop results in arrest for possession On Monday, July 9 at 3:30 a.m. a deputy conducted a vehicle stop on a suspicious vehicle leaving a closed businesses located in the Enterprise Center. The driver ...

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash In North Fork, Arrested For DUI

NORTH FORK – A driver headed down the hill into South Fork apparently did so in the wrong lane, crashed into an oncoming car, and was arrested for driving under the influence. Just after 9:30 p.m., Jan Orosco, 56, of North Fork, was westbound on Road 225 just past Cascadel Road (Road 223) in a 1998 Ford F150, but was ...

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Three Vehicle Crash Jams Up Friday Afternoon Traffic In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A three-vehicle crash on the north end of Oakhurst this afternoon added another glitch to today’s troubles along Highway 41. At 2:47 p.m., three southbound vehicles got caught up in a crash in front of El Cid Mexican Restaurant. All three drivers are from Oakhurst, according to CHP at the scene. A 72-year-old woman was southbound at the ...

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Highway 41 Reopens After Accident, Road 211 Also Cleared

O’NEALS – Highway 41 has reopened in both directions between Road 200 and Road 208 after being closed for over five hours due to an accident and hazmat situation involving a log truck. The road was shut down just after 9 a.m. after the truck crashed off the west side of the road north of the Rocky Cut in what ...

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Log Truck Driver Saves Lives By Risking His Own

O’NEALS — A log truck driver may have saved lives today when he drove his truck off the road to avoid crashing the 70,000-pound vehicle into a line of stopped cars on Highway 41. Terry Jacobs, driving for Willis Logging Company of North Fork, had picked up a load on Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) near Calvin Crest this morning, ...

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Highway 41 Closed Due To Overturned Logging Truck

MADERA COUNTY – Highway 41 has been closed down for the second time today south of Road 200, this time due to an overturned logging truck that has caused a hazmat issue. Just after 9 a.m., a logging truck overturned down an embankment near Road 406. The driver is uninjured according to CHP. Caltrans, CHP and Sheriff’s deputies are assisting ...

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Deputy Injured Fighting A Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – A vegetation fire along Highway 41 in the O’Neals area this morning closed the roadway, forcing traffic onto a detour route, and resulting in the injury of a Sheriff’s deputy. At about 5:19 a.m., reports came in of a fire in the area of Road 406, south of Road 200. The fire was burning on the west side ...

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“Grandmother’s Stubborn Nature Saved You From Murder Charges”

BASS LAKE – Two men who pleaded no contest in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 were sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court. But not before the victim’s granddaughter had her opportunity to speak about the family’s suffering since the horrific crime. Ray Coleman, ...

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