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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:27 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Sioux Road for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed subjects were in a verbal argument only and no physical altercation occurred. Incident was ...

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DUI Arrest After Two-Vehicle Crash On Road 400

COARSEGOLD – An Ahwahnee man was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI this morning after a nearly head-on collision on Road 400. At about 9 a.m., CHP responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP, Louis Trotter, 44, was southbound near Sandy Beach Lane in a 2003 Chevy pickup, when he ...

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Coarsegold Post Office To Close Lobby At Night Due To Vandalism

COARSEGOLD — Officials at the Coarsegold Post Office are sad to announce that due to ongoing vandalism, they will be closing the lobby overnight from now on. Brooke Weber, Office in Charge, tells SNO that in the early morning hours of Thursday, Mar. 1, vandals walked into the lobby and broke into 27 post office boxes. The incident was reportedly ...

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Suspect In Officer Involved Shooting Faces Attempted Murder Charges

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the officer involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 24 in the area of Avenue 9 and Road 38. On Feb. 24, at approximately 7:26 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers initiated a vehicle stop for speeding on Highway 152. The vehicle failed to yield, increased its speed, and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 25

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Coarsegold possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics On Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:04 a.m. a deputy contacted a male on Road 417/Chukchansi Road. During the contact an adult male on probation out of Mariposa County ...

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Investigation Continues Into Officer Involved Shooting

MADERA COUNTY — The investigation continues into an officer involved shooting in the Valley this morning. On Feb. 24, at approximately 7:26 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers initiated a vehicle stop for speeding on Highway 152. The vehicle failed to yield, increased its speed, and continued traveling southbound on Highway 99, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle exited the ...

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Multi-Vehicle Accident Blocks Highway 41 In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — A four-vehicle accident blocked both lanes of Highway 41 this evening for over an hour just south of Coarsegold. At about 6:41 p.m., reports came in to 911 of a crash near Coyote Hollow Lane. According to CHP on the scene, Hunter Smith, 20, of Coarsegold, was northbound in a Porsche Cayman S, and witnesses said he had ...

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Theft At Chukchansi Casino Resulting In Two Felony Arrests

COARSEGOLD — Two individuals were arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing a bag of electronics from an individual at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. Around 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a theft at the casino. Deputy Michael Murphy responded to the location and took a report from the victim detailing the property ...

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Verdict Is In On Ahwahnee Drug Deal That Ended In Murder

BASS LAKE — After two weeks of testimony in the murder trial of Ahwahnee resident Craig Anthony Fetty, the jury has reached a verdict. Fetty, 30, was found guilty on all charges in Bass Lake Superior Court today, for beating and stabbing to death Dennis Dolan, 68, also of Ahwahnee. The jury found him guilty of first degree murder with ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Another Stolen Vehicle And Arrest Suspect

OAKHURST — For the second time in two days, Madera County Sheriff’s Mountain night deputies have recovered a stolen vehicle to be returned to its rightful owner. On Feb. 19, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received information from Colusa Police Department that a vehicle reported stolen from their jurisdiction was in the Oakhurst area. Sheriff’s deputies promptly began following leads ...

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