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Lost Hunters Located By Search Teams

MADERA COUNTY – Two overdue hunters have been located by Madera County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team. They are reportedly in OK condition and are heading home. Earlier today, the Sheriff’s Office mobilized a search for the pair, reportedly missing in the area of Muglers Meadow, located in the Sierra National Forest. Muglers Meadow is located off Beasore Road near ...

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Newspaper Subscription Renewal Scam

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning newspaper subscribers about a new scam targeting Central California readers. Those affected so far, include customers of the LA Times and the Fresno Bee. In the case of the fake LA Times renewal, residents in Madera County have received mailings from an outfit calling itself “Publishers Distribution Services,” or “Readers Payment Service,” ...

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Sheriff Investigates Attempted Child Abduction

MADERA COUNTY – Sometime between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Monday night, a young girl walking home alone from a friend’s house on Victoria Lane in Oakhurst, was grabbed by strange man. According to reports, the child first heard someone scream “Hey!” She stopped and turned around to see who was yelling, and that is when he grabbed her by the ...

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Heavy Law Enforcement Presence At Chukchansi

COARSEGOLD – As everyone waits to see what will be decided in U.S. District Court in Fresno on Wednesday, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed to the public. After what has been described as an armed takeover of the casino on Thursday, Oct. 9, by the Tex McDonald faction, the hotel and casino were shut down pending a ...

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Shut Down Continues At The Chukchansi Casino

COARSEGOLD – The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed this morning after reports that armed gunmen stormed the lobby at about 6 p.m. last evening, and pointed their weapons at security guards. The Sheriff’s Office was called in and evacuated the building, while CHP officers closed off Lucky Lane. This morning the casino remains closed, though Lucky Lane has ...

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Chukchansi Casino Evacuated

COARSEGOLD – Once again, tensions are rising at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold. Sheriff John Anderson has said that the tribal factions are feuding once again, and that someone pulled a fire alarm inside the casino forcing an evacuation. It is not known at this time who pulled the alarm. As a result, all occupants remain outside, ...

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Commuter's Call Lands Fugitive Behind Bars

COARSEGOLD – A Winton man wanted in Merced County is back behind bars, thanks to a commuter’s call alerting authorities to a fight during the morning communte in Coarsegold yesterday morning. Edward Arthur Zamora, 46, was wanted on three felony narcotic warrants, including special allegation charges. He was seen parked alongside the road, just off Highway 41 near Black Oak ...

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Oakhurst Transient Arrested For The 47th Time

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man, claiming to be a transient, sits behind bars for the 47th time, after the sheriff’s office was alerted to a man peering into parked cars in Oakhurst yesterday. Citizens reported seeing a man, later identified as Bodie Press, 32, looking into cars in the parking lot at Oakhurst Park. Deputy Paul Chetwood later found the ...

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Officials Warn Of Jury Service Scam

MADERA COUNTY – Just when you thought you had heard enough of scams, here comes another one – threatening you with jail. Both the Sheriff and the District Attorney have issued a fraud alert to citizens in both Madera and its neighboring counties – “If you get a call from anyone claiming to represent the Madera County Sheriff’s Department concerning ...

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