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Did You Get Your MCAlert Today?

MADERA COUNTY – Did you get a phone call from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon? If not, you are probably not signed up for MCAlert. MCAlert is a free service that will notify you in the event of an emergency in your area, no matter where you are. Would you want to know if a ...

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Crime Stoppers Wanted Fugitives June 2014

MADERA COUNTY – Here is the list from Crime Stoppers of fugitives wanted in Madera County with warrants active as of May 12, 2014. If you have information on a wanted felon, call the confidential tip line at 559-498-STOP or visit http://www.valleycrimestoppers.org. You will not be asked to leave your name, but will be given an access code. If your ...

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Madera County Honors Fallen Officers

MADERA COUNTY – On Wednesday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m., Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty at the 7th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The program will include a flyover and a reading of the names of those who died in the line of duty in 2013. There will also be ...

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Agents Bust Huge Pot Grow Near Raymond

MADERA COUNTY – Nearly 23,000 marijuana plants have been destroyed and two growers are behind bars after a nearly two-hour foot pursuit through extremely rugged and steep terrain in the foothills of Eastern Madera County. Just before dawn on Thursday, May 8, agents moved in on a marijuana garden on private land located above Raymond.

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Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Captured In Vegas

MADERA COUNTY – One of two men wanted for robbery and attempted murder in Coarsegold last month has been arrested, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. A second suspect is still at large. Robert Lee Huber, 20, of Oakhurst, was captured late Wednesday, May 7, by Metro Police in Las Vegas. He remains behinds bars awaiting extradition.

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Man Featured In Crime Stoppers Captured

NORTH FORK – A 20-year-old man featured in Crimes Stopper’s Most Wanted last month is behind bars after being captured this afternoon in North Fork. Kyle Thomas Clarkson was among six fugitives featured on Crime Stoppers in March. He was wanted for possession of a controlled substance and making terrorist threats.

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Woman Survives Crash With Witness's Help

BASS LAKE -The quick action of three passing motorists may have saved the life of a North Fork woman who crashed into the Willow Creek canyon this morning. At about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, Sophia Ruiz, 18, was westbound on Road 274 approaching the bridge at Willow Creek when she lost control on the wet road.

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Trial Date Set In Molestation Case

MADERA COUNTY – A North Fork man accused of unlawful sexual contact with a minor was back in count today for a bail review hearing and to set the date for trial. Ed Lyons, 85, was arrested on Feb. 28 and was held to answer on 9 counts of child molestation after a preliminary hearing on Mar. 14. An amended ...

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Defendant Sentenced In Smalz Deaths

MADERA – The Madera man responsible for the deaths of Gary and Laura Smalz in May, 2012, was sentenced today in Madera Superior Court. On Feb. 19, Gary Ragsdale, 43, entered a plea of “no contest” to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and one special allegation of personally inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a ...

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Sheriff And CHP Team Up To Catch Suspect

MADERA COUNTY – Reports of attempted witness tampering led both sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers to a home in Eastern Madera County where two men were arrested. One is a self-admitted white supremacist from Torrance, Calif., and the other is an Oakhurst man found to be in possession of methamphetamine, according the the Sheriff’s Office.

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