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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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Growers Continue To Ignore County Marijuana Ordinance

MADERA COUNTY – The discovery of 200 marijuana plants growing near the Berenda Slough in Chowchilla gave new meaning to the phrase “weed abatement” early yesterday morning. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Water District employees, clearing bamboo from the banks of the slough, discovered two separate marijuana plots, and alerted the Sheriff’s Office. Due to the enormity of the crop, deputies ...

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North Fork Man Jailed For Attempted Murder

NORTH FORK – A North Fork man sits behinds bars today, accused of attempted murder and burglary, after storming his ex-girlfriend’s house last night, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Ray Shipp, age 62, reportedly walked into his ex-girlfriend’s home, armed with a shotgun, and said, “This is how it’s gonna end.” The woman was able to fend ...

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Home Invasion Targets Marijuana Crop

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s office is asking for assistance in locating as many as five men who broke into a home in rural Madera County this afternoon. A marijuana crop was their intended target. At approximately 1:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Sheriff’s office received word of a home invasion on Avenue 6 near Road 20. ...

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Mariposa Drug Take Back Event A Success

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office collected 302 pounds of unneeded and unwanted prescription medications during their Drug Take Back event on Sept. 27. The Sheriff’s Office staffed three locations around the county to collect any unwanted prescription drugs from citizens.

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