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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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Search For Missing Hikers In The Sierra

HUNTINGTON LAKE – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is currently involved in the search for four women near Lake Italy, approximately 20 miles northeast of Huntington Lake. On Tuesday, July 23, shortly after 9 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 cell phone call from one of the hikers who advised that she, her mother, and two other females lost ...

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Quick-Change Scam Artists Grab $1200

MADERA COUNTY – Like a scene straight out of the Hollywood flick Paper Moon, two hustlers walk into a shop, confuse a cashier during monetary transactions, then exit before the clerk realizes she’s been conned. For that pair of Depression Era grifters, the steal amounted to fives, tens and twenties.

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One Person Dead In Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

COARSEGOLD – A major accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway has resulted in the death of one person, and major injuries to four others. At 10:14 p.m. on Monday, July 22, a call came in from Sierra Ambulance personnel of a three car accident on Highway 41. Ed Guzman, general manager at Sierra Ambulance, said his ...

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Mariposa Resident Gets Life In Prison

MADERA – Christopher Norris, 25, of Mariposa, was sentenced to life in prison for murder on Friday, July 19. In September, 2011, a Madera County Superior Court jury found Norris guilty of the first degree murder of Alonso Herrera.

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