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Attacker Sentenced For A Punch That Killed

MADERA – The Madera County Superior Court has imposed sentence on Johnathan Warren for his assault causing the death of Paul Carranza, according to Michael R. Keitz, District Attorney for Madera County. On a July evening last year, Carranza, 57, was at Courthouse Park with friends when a fight broke out between Warren, 41, and Theodore Hernandez, 40, all of ...

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Scam Artists Making Cold Calls In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is warning residents about a crew of con artists impersonating United States Drug Enforcement Agents. “These people are making cold calls to our citizens, telling them that they are subject to arrest for purchasing prescription medications on-line,” says Anderson.

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K9's Nose Leads To Major Marijuana Stash

MADERA COUNTY – Agents with the Madera County Narcotic Task Force are celebrating a major find, all thanks to one CHP drug sniffing canine named “Aaron.” Close to 130 pounds of processed marijuana was taken off the streets last week as a result of a single CHP enforcement stop Thursday night, Oct 24.

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Arson Hearing – The Prosecution Rests

MADERA COUNTY – After 17 days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman on 31 counts of arson and conspiracy, the prosecution called its last witness on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Coarsegold couple has been in custody since their arrests on June 25 after dozens of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Waterman ...

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Travel Trailer In The Ditch Blocks Hwy 41

COARSEGOLD – Highway 41 was slowed to standstill today due to a single vehicle accident at Serpa Canyon Road. CHP were called to the scene at approximately 2:16 p.m., after a northbound Ford F-250 pulling a 5th wheel trailer swerved to avoid a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway waiting to turn left onto Serpa Canyon.

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Investigators Show Fire Patterns In Arson Hearing

MADERA COUNTY – Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman were back in Madera Superior Court today for Day 16 of testimony in their preliminary hearing on arson and conspiracy charges. The Coarsegold couple was arrested on June 25 after a rash of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area, and with the challenging court calendar early on, the hearing has ...

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Arson Hearing – The Last Fire & The Arrest

MADERA COUNTY – Last week, testimony in the prelimanry hearing of Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman turned to the evening of their arrest on charges of arson and conspiracy. Cal Fire investigators had been tracking the couple’s vehicles and monitoring video cameras installed throughout the Yosemite Lakes Park area for several weeks leading up to the husband and wife being ...

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GPS Tracking And Video At Arson Hearing

MADERA – As week six got underway in Madera Superior Court in the preliminary hearing of Coarsegold residents Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman, the focus turned to a large map of the YLP/Coarsegold area offered into evidence by the prosecution. The map was dotted with little red stars showing the locations of the many fires listed in the 31 counts ...

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Crash On Highway 41 Ends In Arrest

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold woman was taken into custody after she rolled her vehicle on Highway 41 near Coyote Hollow, just south of John’s Storage. At about 1:20 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 17, CHP received a report of a possible DUI driver headed north on Highway 41.

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Sheriff's Office Mourns Passing Of K9 Zak

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff John Anderson is saddened to announce the passing of Madera County’s top drug sniffing canine, K9 Zak. K9 Zak worked nearly a decade before his passing, earning the reputation as top drug sniffing canine among local, state and even federal officials. Bred in England, this highly trained Springer Spaniel came to the United States in 2003.

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