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Coarsegold Man Faces 195 Years For Child Molestation

MADERA – A Coarsegold man was found guilty yesterday in Madera Superior Court of nine counts of child molestation. James Salsgiver, 59, faces 195 years to life for his convictions: on three counts of sodomy, 25 years to life each. On three counts of oral copulation, the sentence could be 15 years to life each. And on three counts of ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of August 31

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Oakhurst theft On Monday, Aug. 31 at 7:51 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 426 in Oakhurst regarding the theft of a bicycle. An investigation was conducted ...

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Alleged Attempted Murder In Mariposa Arts Park

MARIPOSA – A Mariposa man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following an incident at the Mariposa County Arts Park. On Thursday Sept. 3, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault with a firearm. The victims reported that Michael Cutter, 26, had approached them while at the Mariposa County Arts ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Road 415 Identified

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold man who died in a single-vehicle accident on Road 415 today has been identified as 78-year-old Richard Marion Moore. Moore lost his life when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned just east of Road 416 at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Click here ...

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Fatal Accident In Coarsegold Area

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle accident on Road 415 has claimed the life of an elderly Coarsegold man. At 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, the driver was westbound on Road 415 in a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick, in the winding corners approaching Road 416. For unknown reasons, the driver suddenly steered to the left, crossed over the eastbound lane, left the ...

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Three-Vehicle Accident On Deadwood Blocks Highway 41

OAKHURST –  An accident involving three vehicles and a trailer blocked Highway 41 over Deadwood for over 30 minutes today. Just before 1:30 p.m., Maxine Crossley, 83, of Ahwahnee, was northbound in an Acura MDX when she crossed several feet over the double yellow line, clipping off the mirror of a rental car, according to CHP. The rented Nissan Pathfinder ...

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Church Break-In Prompts $1000 Reward

COARSEGOLD – Driving back into Yosemite Lakes Park early Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, Jennifer Clark did not expect to see signs of trouble. She’s the director of the after-school program at Yosemite Lakes Community Church. Still wearing pajamas, Clark was on her way home to get ready for work after dropping her son at school. She passed by church and ...

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Two-Vehicle Accident In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 at Bay Leaf Lane caused some short-term congestion on the north end of Oakhurst this afternoon. Just before 3 p.m., Lyndsie Carroll, 22, of Oakhurst, had approached the stop sign on Bay Leaf, and was turning right onto Highway 41 in a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. According to CHP, she failed to see ...

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DUI Arrest After Driver Leaves Crash Scene

OAKHURST – A crash that happened near North Fork today led officers to a suspect some 13 miles away in Oakhurst, where he was subsequently arrested. Just before 2 p.m., reports came in to CHP of a vehicle overturned down an embankment on Road 223 just south of Pinchot Drive. A witness reported seeing a man walking away from the ...

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Trial Set For Courtney Fire Suspect

MADERA COUNTY – The man accused of starting the Courtney Fire, that destroyed 30 homes in the Bass Lake Heights along Road 426 nearly a year ago, was back in Madera County Superior Court this morning. Oscar Bustillos, of Apple Valley, Calif., will return to court on Nov. 3 for a jury trial. Bustillos remains free on bond pending the ...

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