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Fatal Crash On Highway 49

Ahwahnee – Two vehicles were involved in a fatal accident today just north of the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Highway 49. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. A truck from Total Waste Systems of Mariposa and a small SUV collided head-on in a dangerous 25 mph corner, ...

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Help Identify These Smash & Grab Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is hoping someone can identify two men who broke into the La Vina Market, located on Avenue 9, shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6. Video surveillance shows a dark colored truck pull up in front of the market. One of two passengers exits the truck and is seen trying to pry open ...

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Bass Lake Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman to Hospital

BASS LAKE – Wet road conditions and unsafe speed were factors in an accident near Bass Lake this afternoon, says the CHP. Elizabeth Olmeda, 27, of Oakhurst, was driving eastbound on Road 274 at what CHP Officer Dominici determined to be a high rate of speed, and unsafe for conditions.

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Convicted Burglar Faces 4th Trip To Prison

MADERA – A Madera Superior Court jury has convicted Jay Ogamba, 33, of Madera, of residential burglary, a violent felony, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor resisting arrest according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Transient Sentenced For Arson Fires

MADERA – Tad Patrick Moore, 48, was sentenced to state prison today on two felony counts of arson and one misdemeanor count of evading arrest. Moore, a transient, was convicted by a Madera Superior Court jury on Jan. 16. During his trial, Senior Deputy District Attorney Mary Thornton presented evidence that Moore was seen on the afternoon of July 5, ...

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Madera Man Dies In Drive-By Shooting

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Madera man, killed by gun fire late Sunday night. According to preliminary reports, Shaun Lafiet Foster, 34, and a 43-year-old unidentified Caucasian female, were sitting on a couch in a vacant lot near a home on Ellis Street.

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Sheriff Anderson Speaks To Dems On Guns, Crime

OAKHURST – Sheriff John Anderson received a warm welcome as the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of the Mountain Democrats in Oakhurst. When the group gathered at the Sweetwater Steakhouse for a breakfast meeting on Saturday, Mar. 2, Anderson was there to talk about the challenges facing law enforcement in Madera County.

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Oakhurst Man Involved In Fatal Crash

MADERA COUNTY – A San Jose resident was killed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when the car he was driving was struck by a 2009 Dodge, driven by a resident of Oakhurst, according to the CHP. Charles Mark Hagood, 57, of Oakhurst, was eastbound on SR-152, just east of Road 7 at approximately 65 mph when, for unknown reasons, he allowed ...

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Strong Police Presence Near Chukchansi Aimed At Curbing Violence

COARSEGOLD – Residents of Indian Lakes who were headed home this evening were met with a virtual wall of law enforcement at Road 417, allowing in only those who live in the area. Both Road 417 and Lucky Lane near the Chukchansi Casino had CHP officers and sheriff’s deputies stationed at the entrances from Highway 41, showing a strong presence ...

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