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Suspect Charged With Assault With A Deadly Weapon In Random Shootings

FRESNO — Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division (SID) have arrested 42-year-old Jorge Javier Gracia of Kerman. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail and his bail is set at $1.2 million. Gracia is facing the following felony charges: Assault with a deadly weapon Brandishing of a firearm Being a felon in possession of a ...

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Suspect Arrested And Charged In Random Highway Shootings

FRESNO — A 42-year-old suspect is in custody and charged with a string of random shootings along highways in Fresno and Madera Counties during November and December. ABC30 is reporting that the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges of five counts of assault with a deadly weapon against Jorge Gracia of Kerman. Ten random shootings took place between ...

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Public Review Of Sheriff’s OHV Grant Request

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to submit the department’s annual Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant request. The application will be available for a 30-day review by the public beginning on Mar. 6, and ending on Apr. 2. Those who wish to participate in the Grant Request Public Review and Comment may do so by either ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 21

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Oakhurst commercial burglary On Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of road 426 in regards to a commercial burglary. Statements were collected, photos were taken of scene, items ...

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Driver Suffers Major Injuries In Single-Vehicle Crash

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash south of North Fork this evening sent the driver to the hospital with major injuries. At about 6:20 p.m., a couple in the 59000 block of Road 225 heard a crash and the sound of a horn blaring up on the road near their house. They rushed up to the roadway and located a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 14

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Raymond domestic dispute and emergency protective order On Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1:15 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 32000 block of Front Street, regarding a report of a domestic dispute. ...

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Preliminary Hearing In North Fork Murder Case

BASS LAKE — North Fork resident Mary O’Keefe was back in Bass Lake Superior Court today, this time for a long-awaited preliminary hearing on the charge of first degree murder with an enhancement of elder abuse in the killing of beloved North Fork citizen Bonnie Hale. Hale was found deceased on the back patio of her home on Road 225 ...

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Facebook Tips Lead To Arrest Of Man Brandishing Knife At CVS

COARSEGOLD — Thanks to Facebook tips, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the man who reportedly brandished a knife at CVS employees in Oakhurst last night. The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m., and the suspect, Nathaniel Follette, was located and taken into custody at the Chukchansi Casino in Coarsegold just a few hours later. He ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public Help Locating Knife-Wielding Subject

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject who reportedly brandished a knife at CVS employees in Oakhurst tonight. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the CVS in the Old Mill Shopping Center near Vons, located at 40044 CA-49. The subject is described as a heavy-set, adult male Caucasian wearing ...

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Two Arrested And Charged With Bass Lake Heights Burglary

NORTH FORK — Two suspects are behind bars this evening after being arrested on charges of residential burglary and receiving/being in possession of stolen property. On Jan. 7, at about 4:30 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of someone stealing property from a garage on Manzanita Drive in the Bass Lake Heights area. The resident reported ...

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