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Logging Truck Crash On Highway 49 Stops Traffic

AHWAHNEE – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 on Thursday stopped traffic in both directions and sent two people to the hospital. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 19, Corbet Jones, 51, of Fresno was southbound on Highway 49 near Hilltop Lane in a 2015 Kenworth logging truck with an attached trailer. Just as Jones began negotiating a right-hand corner ...

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Arrest Made In Coarsegold Mail Theft Case

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold woman was arrested by Madera County Sheriff’s deputies last week in connection with a rash of mail thefts. Beginning around November of 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding thefts from residential mailbox clusters. Due to the recurring nature of these incidents, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an investigation, ...

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DUI Arrest After Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this evening closed the southbound lane for over an hour and sent one man to jail for DUI. Just before 7 p.m., a CHP officer was southbound about two miles north of Yosemite Springs Parkway when he observed a northbound Volvo traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer u-turned and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 15

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 9 to Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Apr. 9 at 3:32 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call regarding an assault that occurred the Oakhurst area. The reporting was nurse at Saint Agnes Hospital who advised the ...

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Bicyclist Beaten And Robbed; Public’s Help Needed To Solve Case

FRIANT – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding those who beat and robbed a cyclist on Friant Road. Just before 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 15, a retired CHP officer in his early 60s was riding his bicycle north along Friant Road. Shortly after passing Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, the man reportedly noticed ...

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Driver Airlifted After Suspected DUI Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man was arrested for DUI and airlifted to a Valley hospital after crashing on Highway 41 in the early morning hours. At about 3:18 a.m. this morning, CHP officers responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a white 2006 Honda Civic ...

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Sheriff’s POP Team Investigation Yields Felony Arrest In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is behind bars following an investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) that led to his arrest on multiple felonies involving firearms and drugs. During a two month period the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding a subject shooting firearms during late evening ...

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Sheriff And FBI Investigating Email Threat To Mariposa School

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office learned this morning that the Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent’s Office (MCUSD) received an email from an unknown person who threatened to bring a gun and bombs to school to harm students and staff. The email received by MCUSD was generic and did not include specific school site details, says the Sheriff’s ...

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Sheriff Upgrades Equipment And Technology To Better Serve

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they have made great strides toward assuring that deputies have everything they need to provide the best service possible. Over the past three years, Sheriff Jay Varney has implemented several major upgrades, which were outlined by Commander Tyson Pogue to the Board of Supervisors at their “on the road” meeting in Oakhurst ...

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No Charges Will Be Filed At This Time In Coarsegold Shooting

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has announced that no charges will be filed at this time in the shooting that occurred on Friday, Mar. 30 in Coarsegold. Jacob Burdett, 25, of Coarsegold was arrested on Mar. 31 and charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting of Ryan Prosser, 41, ...

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