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Local Couple Arrested For Meth And Theft

OAKHURST – A mountain area couple caught squatting on private property ended up behind bars after the trailer they had been staying in was determined to be stolen. Darrin Eugene Eidson, 43, of Oakhurst, and Susan Wright, 44, of Coarsegold, were taken into custody Tuesday, Feb. 4, after a deputy caught the pair trespassing on private property near Lewis Creek ...

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YHS Students Arrested For Felony Vandalism

OAKHURST – Two Yosemite High School students are facing felony vandalism charges for egging cars in the Minarets High School parking lot last Thursday, Jan. 30, in O’Neals. Sheriff John Anderson says video surveillance, along with tips provided by both adults and students, led Deputy Sheriff Gerald Marin to the two suspects, Alex Roger Mears,18, of Oakhurst, and a 17-year-old, ...

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Identity Of Victim Released In Fish Camp Fatality

FISH CAMP – The identity of a man killed in a suspected drunk driving accident near Fish Camp last Saturday has been released by the Mariposa County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office. Andrew Schenck, 45, of Fish Camp, died as the result of injuries sustained when the car he was riding in hit a tree just north of Summit Road on Highway 41 ...

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Fatal Crash Near Fish Camp, Arrest For DUI

FISH CAMP – A suspected drunk driving accident near Fish Camp early this morning has resulted in the death of a Colorado man and the arrest of a Fish Camp resident. At approximately 2:14 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, Michael Allee, 30, of Fish Camp, was driving a 1993 Toyota northbound on Highway 41 just north of Summit Road.

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Car Crashes In Front Of Hillside Baptist

NORTH FORK – A drive home from Atascadero ended with a trip to the hospital for a North Fork woman on Saturday. Just after 1 p.m. on Feb. 1, Delores Haddon, 75, was just a mile or two from home when she crashed her nearly-new Subaru Outback in front of Hillside Baptist Church. But luck was actually on her side.

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Six Arrests In Operation Mountain Sweep

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has announced the successful completion of another Operation Sweep, conducted Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Eastern Madera County. Sheriff’s deputies teamed up with agents from State Parole and the Madera County Probation Department early yesterday morning, completing this month’s operation shortly after 3 p.m.

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Fatal Crash On Highway 140

MARIPOSA – A head-on collision on Highway 140 just north of Mariposa has resulted in the death of a Mariposa man. At 3:44 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Stephen Ward Wells, Jr., 78, from Mariposa, was westbound on Highway 140 in a 2000 Ford Explorer just west of Grosjean Road when, for unknown reasons, he allowed his vehicle drift into ...

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Arson Trial Begins In Madera County Court

MADERA COUNTY – The trial of Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman on arson and conspiracy charges got underway today in Madera County Superior Court. Both have been behind bars awaiting trial for over six months. Jackson and Waterman were arrested on June 25, 2013, after dozens of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) community of Coarsegold.

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Three Teens Nabbed After Wreaking Havoc In YLP

Trio Also Faces Arson Charges for Setting Fire COARSEGOLD – Three Coarsegold teenagers were arrested late last night after vandalizing the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse over the weekend, and setting fire to stolen property. The three teenagers, one age 14, the other two age 16, were booked into Madera County Juvenile Hall on multiple felony charges, including commercial burglary, felony ...

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Greg Noll – Candidate For Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY – Greg Noll, Oakhurst resident and 19-year veteran of the Fresno Police Department, is hoping to put his experience to work as the next Madera County Sheriff. Noll, 49, is a 1981 graduate of Yosemite High School, and moved his family back to the area seven years ago so his kids could enjoy living in the mountains where ...

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