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47 Grave Sites Vandalized

MARIPOSA–On January 15th, 2023,  The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of possible vandalism at the Mariposa Cemetery. Upon investigation, a total of 47 grave sites were identified as being damaged as well as multiple gravesite decorations such as angels and vases. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is still evaluating the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged headstones. ...

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Man Accused Of Abuse, Illegal Captivity Found In Fish Camp

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FRESNO — Domestic Violence detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 52-year-old Jonathan Riester of Cayucas, CA. His bail is set at $35,000. On December 18th, a woman flagged down a motorist for help along Hwy. 168 near Shaver Lake. The woman explained to the driver she was in danger and wished to be taken to a safe ...

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Shelter In Place Order Issued In Mariposa County

Mariposa County—The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a shelter-in-place order for areas of Mariposa County that were impacted by the Oak Fire last summer. The order came through their everbridge emergency alert system at approximately 10:30 am on Monday, January 9th, 2023, during another onslaught of winter weather for the area. The order is as follows: A shelter-in-place order ...

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CHP Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO—The California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges everyone to ring in 2023 responsibly by designating a sober driver. The CHP will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) starting at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023.  During that time, all available CHP officers will be out on patrol with a focus ...

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Release Body Cam Footage

MARIPOSA COUNTY– The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has released body cam footage and additional information related to the Deputy involved shooting that took place last week on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. We had reported here that Mariposa County sheriff deputies were on the scene of a deputy-involved shooting. The incident took place on Frank Wilson Rd near the First ...

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Deputy Involved Shooting In Mariposa

MARIPOSA–The Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO) is reporting an officer involved shooting took place earlier today. At approximately 11:00am this morning MCSO posted on their Facebook page that there was Law Enforcement Activity in the area of Frank Wilson Rd and that there was no threat to the public, however, to please avoid the area. At the time, The First ...

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Proactive Enforcement Leads To Meth Arrests

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Over the last week the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office had three arrests which were the result of proactive enforcement stops, where during each stop, the deputies recognized signs of criminal activity.   Two of the arrests were in the northern area of Mariposa County, consisting of the Coulterville and Greeley Hill communities, and the third arrest was in the ...

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Traffic Alert Hwy 41 and Cavin Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD –The California Highway Patrol is reporting a motor vehicle accident that has occurred on Highway 41 near Cavin Road. Two vehicles are involved and there is an ambulance en route. This is a head-on collision and some lane blockage exists. Please avoid the area if possible. We will update this article as more information is available.   Update 12:45pm The ...

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Mariposa County Meth Bust

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant on an individual living at the homeless encampment on Frank Wilson Way Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. The individual was found to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators served the warrant on a makeshift residence which consisted of a broken down vehicle covered in ...

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Motorcycle Dog Leads to Drug Seizure

FRESNO COUNTY – Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 58-year-old David Mitchell of Fresno. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on numerous felony charges, including possession of a gun by a felon, possession of drugs for sale, and probation violation. His bail is $320,000. Around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, deputies made a traffic stop on a motorcycle ...

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