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Pickup Takes Out Power Poles On Road 628

AHWAHNEE – A truck crashing into a power pole on Road 628 this morning took out two power poles and closed the road for several hours. At 10:35 a.m., reports began coming in of live power lines in the roadway, and a 2001 gold Toyota Tundra smashed into a power pole just north of Highway 49 on Road 628.

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Sheriff's Deputy Injured During Chase

MADERA COUNTY – Officer of the Year Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales is recovering from an injury he sustained while chasing a fugitive on foot, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Saturday night, Aug. 10, shortly before 9 p.m., Deputy Gonzales was attempting to locate a fugitive at a home in Oakhurst. Cody Crossman, 29, currently on probation and wanted ...

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Two Mariposa Men Arrested For Burglary

MARIPOSA – On Wednesday, July 31, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a Boyer Road property had been burglarized. A chainsaw and 14 vehicle wheels and tires had been stolen. The property loss was valued near $10,000. The investigating deputies were assisted when the property owner found similar wheels and tires offered for sale on eBay.

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Single Vehicle Accident On Highway 41

OAKHURST – An Arcata woman driving southbound on Highway 41 this morning apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her car just north of Cedar Valley Road. The 21-year-old was headed south at about 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug, 9, when she dozed off and ran up the steep embankment, shattering the back window and dumping dirt into the ...

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Two Vehicle Accident On Revis, Woman Airlifted

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Revis Road and West Revis Circle on Wednesday, July 31, resulting in injuries to one driver. A teen driver and passenger were southbound on Revis Road at about 1 p.m. in a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. Carolyn Enlow, 72, of Ahwahnee had reportedly been visiting a friend on ...

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Hit & Run Driver Arrested For DUI

O’NEALS – A driver who was involved in a hit and run near the Chukchansi Casino was apprehended just south of Road 200 on Monday, July 29. The incident which involved CHP from both the Oakhurst and Madera units, began when a driver apparently sideswiped a Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lucky Lane.

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Update On Missing Hikers In Sierra

FRESNO COUNTY – The search for four women in the Sierra Mountains near Lake Italy has been suspended, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. On July 24, Search and Rescue mountaineers made contact with hikers who had been in contact with the four females on the John Muir Trail near Silver Pass.

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On Probation For Beating Puppy, Re-Arrested For Burglary

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst woman who was released from jail after being charged with burglary, is back behind bars once again, arrested for allegedly committing the same crime. Janice Marie Mossman, 40, who also goes by the names Janice Marie Yale and Janice Marie Aguilar, was released on July 11, and was re-arrested on Sunday, July 28.

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North Fork Man Tries To Bury Stolen Car

MADERA COUNTY – Shane Anthony Shaffer, 35, of North Fork remains jailed at this hour, accused of trying to bury a stolen car. He was taken into custody Sunday afternoon, July 28, after authorities received a tip at around 12:30 p.m. The anonymous caller stated subjects at a residence on Wyle Ranch Road in North Fork were trying to bury ...

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Three-Time Officer Of The Year Honored

MADERA COUNTY – Deputy Sheriff Richard Gonzales was honored by his peers for the third time as Officer of the Year during Madera County’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation banquet held at the Elk’s Lodge in Madera on Thursday, July 25. Sheriff John Anderson proudly introduced Deputy Gonzales as Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year. “It’s unprecedented,” noted Sheriff Anderson ...

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