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Suspect Wanted For Stabbing In Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A report of a stabbing sent Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies to the Bootjack area on Friday, Sept. 6. At about 1 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight and a stabbing behind the Bootjack market. An adult male reported that he had been lured behind the market by another man identified as James Allen (Diaz).

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Body Discovered In North Fork, Arrest Made

NORTH FORK – The end of Willow Creek Drive in North Fork has been taped off as a crime scene as investigators begin the work of processing the scene and learning the identity of a deceased person discovered on a property near the end of the road. According to Erica Stuart, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, deputies had ...

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Suspect Arraigned On Terrorizing Charges

BASS LAKE – Jason Kissee appeared in Superior Court in Bass Lake this morning, facing four charges of “threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize,” and two counts of making repeated harrassing phone calls. Kissee, 36, of Coarsegold, was arrested on Sept. 3, after allegedly making dozens of threatening phone calls to several area residents.

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Pot Farm Found Near Church In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Sheriff John Anderson sent a team of deputies to North Fork Tuesday after receiving a tip about a so-called 215 grow operating very close to a local church. The initial tip concerned a group of people who were seen dragging marijuana plants to their vehicle parked along Road 200.

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Coarsegold Man Arrested For Terrorist Threats

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man sits behind bars, booked on suspicion of making as many as a dozen terrorist threats in person and over the phone during Labor Day Weekend, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Gerald Marin located 36-year old Jason Jon Kissee in Coarsegold Tuesday afternoon.

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Thousands Stolen From Coarsegold Campground

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Labor Day break-in at a popular campground in Coarsegold. More than $44,000 in cash and personal checks vanished from Yosemite South KOA’s main office sometime after midnight.

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String Of Accidents On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – Three separate accidents on Highway 41 caused traffic backups and kept first responders busy this afternoon. The first call came in at 1:30 p.m. that a car had crashed into a tree just north of the Cedar Valley turnoff. Squad 18 from Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene.

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Scammers Change Their Game Targeting Seniors

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning the public about a new ruse designed to pry personal information out of Senior Citizens. “They’re no longer just saying they represent a Sweepstakes company, now they’re claiming to be a part of that company’s Senior Citizen Unit,” says Sheriff Anderson.

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Mariposa County Sheriff Seeks Second Term

A Message from Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies – I will run for re-election as your Mariposa County Sheriff-Coroner in 2014 and request your continued support. It is my total focus to ensure that Mariposa County receives the finest, most professional law enforcement services. The philosophy of total service continues to be successful in Mariposa County. The Sheriff’s Office understands ...

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Scam Artists Preying On Elderly Again

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is again warning residents about a recent spurt of telephone scams targeting the elderly. In one case, a mountain resident received over 40 calls in a 2-day period from the same telephone number: 876-587-7904, says the Sheriff’s Office. They warn that area code 876 is the local telephone area code of Jamaica.

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