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Bear Hit By Car, Cub Up A Tree

NORTH FORK – A mother bear was apparently hit by a car on Road 223 just east of Thornberry Road tonight. At 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, a report came in of a bear dead in the road near Teaford Saddle. The reporting party told dispatch that a cub was running into the road to check on the mother ...

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Four Arrested, Three Sought In Pot Bust

MARIPOSA – On Monday, Sept. 16 at about 10:30 a.m., deputies and detectives from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office served concurrent search and arrest warrants at two different residences located in Mariposa County for marijuana cultivation, marijuana sales and conspiracy crimes. The warrants were the result of a lengthy investigation.

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Tour Bus Dumps Raw Sewage At Post Office

OAKHURST – A tour bus driver is facing felony charges for releasing raw sewage from his charter service vehicle in an Oakhurst parking lot. Witnesses to the crime described the bus, similar to the one pictured below, California License Plate CP93382.

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Pickup Burns Just Off Road 200

NORTH FORK – A full wildland fire response was called out when a report of a car fire in a heavily wooded area near North Fork came it to the Mariposa Command Center. Dave Welfield was driving his Chevy pickup out Hadley Road just a few hundred feet of Road 200 when he says he looked in the rear view ...

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Sheriff Busts Pot Grow Near Elementary School

MADERA COUNTY – An early morning raid on a marijuana grow just 75 yards from an elementary school yielded about 400 fully budded marijuana plants in four separate gardens, ready for harvest. The eradication mission was set in motion at about 7 p.m. last night when a marijuana plant was found on the grounds of Coarsegold Elementary School, according to ...

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Body Discovered In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the remains of an adult male within the Stanislaus National Forest of Mariposa County. The remains were taken for an autopsy and determined to be those of a white male adult in his early to mid-twenties. No identification has been made at this time. Further tests are being conducted in ...

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Wrong-Way Driver Jailed, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

OAKHURST – An Arizona man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies seized a stolen vehicle in Oakhurst. During a routine patrol check near Oakhurst Park shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Miguel Hernandez spotted a black colored Mazda with the trunk up and feet sticking out.

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Single Car Accident On Road 200

O’NEALS – A young lady from Raymond missed an appointment this afternoon when she was involved in a single car accident on Road 200 near the Circle J Ranch Road. Dezaray Corwin, from Raymond, was eastbound on Road 200 at about 12:35 p.m., on her way to a sales call in North Fork, when she says she looked down for ...

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Body In North Fork Identified, Another Arrest Made

MADERA COUNTY – A husband and wife are now in jail in connection with the death of a North Fork man. Sheriff John Anderson announced today that the body recovered in North Fork on Friday, Sept. 6, has been positively identified as 29-year-old Christopher Garrity, who reportedly went missing two weeks ago. Garrity’s brother and sister-in-law are now both behind ...

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Suspect Wanted For Stabbing In Bootjack

MARIPOSA COUNTY – A report of a stabbing sent Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies to the Bootjack area on Friday, Sept. 6. At about 1 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight and a stabbing behind the Bootjack market. An adult male reported that he had been lured behind the market by another man identified as James Allen (Diaz).

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