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Highway 41 Crash Ends In Arrest

O’NEALS – A single vehicle accident on Highway 41 backed up traffic for miles in both directions this afternoon and ended with an arrest for felony DUI. At about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, a Lincoln LS, driven by an undocumented 22-year-old Hispanic male was northbound on Highway 41 just north of Road 200.

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Don’t Start The New Year With A DUI

CALIFORNIA – During last year’s New Year Maximum Enforcement Period, 14 people were killed in collisions statewide, and more than 450 people were arrested by CHP for driving under the influence. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to start the New Year on the right path by celebrating responsibly. If the nights events include alcohol, make the smart ...

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Wanted Fugitive Captured In North Fork

NORTH FORK – After weeks of cat-and-mouse games with a wanted fugitive, sheriff’s deputies cornered and arrested their suspect just after 4 p.m today. Brandunn Wilson, 20, was wanted on a no-bail warrant, and has eluded capture since leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Nov. 21, that started in North Fork, and ended when the fleeing vehicle smashed ...

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Sierra Ambulance Damaged In Highway 41 Wreck

O’NEALS – An accident involving a Sierra Ambulance unit backed up traffic on Highway 41 for about an hour this afternoon as first responders waited for a tow truck large enough to handle the vehicle. The ambulance was returning from Fresno, northbound just past Road 200 near the Blackhawk Lodge, when a car several vehicles ahead reportedly made a sudden ...

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Single Vehicle Crash Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – A sharp corner, a bit of fog and an inexperienced driver led to a single vehicle accident this afternoon on Road 223. An 18-year-old driver, who was eastbound on Road 223 (Teaford Saddle) and not familiar with the dangerous curve just past Road 420 (Thornberry Road) crashed her Ford F150 off the right side of the road ...

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U-Haul Truck Owner Says Witness Got It Wrong

MADERA COUNTY – After a notice went out from the Sheriff’s Office yesterday concerning a U-Haul type truck possibly scoping out neighborhoods to steal UPS packages left on people’s doorsteps, Oakhurst resident Ron Fisherman was shocked to receive a message from a friend telling him that his truck was being considered the suspect vehicle.

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Thieves May Be Targeting Christmas Packages

MADERA COUNTY – Late this afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious U-Haul truck that appears to be canvassing neighborhoods, looking for packages left on doorsteps. The truck was seen at around noon on Monday, Dec. 15, on Little Lake Road in Oakhurst. According to the Sheriff’s Office, there were two white males inside the truck. One ...

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Cause 4 Paws Thrift Shop Vandalized

OAKHURST – Madera County Sheriff’s office is reporting that a popular Oakhurst thrift store that donates its proceeds to support animals, was found vandalized, with nearly $1,000 worth of donated Christmas items discovered missing or destroyed. When the owner of A Cause 4 Paws located on Highway 41 arrived at her thrift store yesterday, she found the property had been ...

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Sheriff Searches For Wanted Man

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man who has eluded capture and led police on several high-speed chases. This morning, the Sheriff’s Office posted this booking photo from February 2014 on their Facebook page, titled, “Wanted Wednesday.” Brandunn Wilson, 20, is known to frequent both Fresno and North Fork. He ...

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Two Arrested Following Sears Burglary

OAKHURST – A brazen burglary at the Sears Home Store in Oakhurst last week has ended with two arrests and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. Keith Lundy Stump, 22, of Oakhurst, who is on active probation out of Fresno County, and Cherise Agueros, 21, of Ahwahnee, were arrested last week in Ahwahnee, after a CHP officer saw the pair ...

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