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Head-On Collision On Deadwood Injures Four

OAKHURST – A head-on collision snarled traffic over Deadwood this morning and sent several people to the hospital, one with serious injuries. Just after 7 a.m., Sherry Lynn Abraugh Getchell, 40, of Oakhurst was southbound on Highway 41 just north of Road 425B near the top of Deadwood in a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. According to CHP, she was driving in ...

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DUI Arrest After Driver Hits Cow On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – A man who collided with a cow on Highway 41 last night was subsequently taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence. Just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, William Cox, 35, of Fresno, was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 207, in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, when he struck a black cow that ...

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Sundance Fire Suspects Under House Arrest Pending Trial

MADERA COUNTY – The two Coarsegold teens charged with starting the Sundance Fire, that burned 13 acres along Road 420 on Sept. 13, appeared in court on Wednesday for a detention hearing. Both boys, ages 13 and 14, were ordered to be placed under strict house arrest with electronic monitoring, are only allowed to go to and from school under ...

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Missing Hunter Located By Search And Rescue

MADERA COUNTY – Word is coming in that searchers have located the missing hunter, unaccounted for these past two days in the Iron Lakes area. He is reported to be walking, is not in need of medical aid, and “just wants to get back to his truck.” The man was located about 7:20 p.m. Searchers from six agencies have been ...

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Search Continues For Hunter Missing Near Iron Lakes

MADERA COUNTY – At least six different agencies are now assisting in the search for a hunter who went missing on Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Iron Lakes area of the Sierra National Forest. A 37-year-old Madera man has not been seen nor heard from since he was reported missing, and search teams will continue their efforts throughout the night. ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of September 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Oakhurst theft from vehicle On Monday, Sept. 14 at 11:26 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst sub-station regarding a theft of items from an unlocked vehicle. Report taken. Case to ...

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Search For Hunter Missing Near Iron Lakes

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Search and Rescue Team (SAR) was activated last night, Sept 20, to search for an overdue hunter. A 37-year-old male, who was said to be in the Iron Lakes area of Eastern Madera County, is the subject of the search. Currently Madera County SAR foot searchers, K-9s, Off-Highway Vehicle teams, and a CHP helicopter ...

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Head-On Collision Near Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A head-on collision north of Mariposa this morning sent both drivers to the hospital with major injuries. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Richie Nicol, 27, of Aberdeen, Scotland, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet rental vehicle westbound on Highway 140  just east of Colorado Road. Mr. Nicol was driving in the wrong lane, according to CHP. Sterling ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of September 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. North Fork assault On Monday, Sept. 7 at 2:26 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of Road 222 and Old Central Camp Road regarding a possible vehicle accident and physical ...

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Jet Ski Fatality Case Back In Bass Lake Court

BASS LAKE – The man charged with misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Flores, 13, of Fresno, who died after being run over by a jet ski at Bass Lake on June 27, was back in Bass Lake Superior Court today. Phat Chau, 55, of San Jose, appeared with his attorney Michael Idiart this morning, and after discovery ...

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