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Heart Of Drug Operation Discovered in Madera County

Agents Clamp Down on a Drug Trafficking Ring with Ties to the Bay Area CALIFORNIA – Three brothers with Bay Area connections are behind bars following a coordinated, tri-county drug raid in Madera, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 5, and ending at nearly midnight. Ten agents assigned to SCCSET (Santa Clara ...

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If You're Missing A Bull, Call The Sheriff's Office!

MADERA COUNTY – A bizarre case of found property, and perhaps a bit of cattle rustling, is causing a bit of confusion in Coarsegold. The Sheriff’s Office is reporting that someone barreled through a cattleman’s barbed wire fence, and instead of stealing anything, they apparently left behind a bull, that has yet to be identified.

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Trio Caught In Coarsegold With Meth And Stolen Car

COARSEGOLD — A traffic enforcement stop in Coarsegold ends with three suspects in custody, a stolen car recovered and nearly $1,000 of crystal meth seized, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Three people were arrested Friday, Feb. 8, in the area of Skyline Ridge Road and Skyline Ridge Court. Melissa Mae Johnson, 32 of Ahwahnee, Summer Marie Addington, 23, ...

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New Jail Addition Helps Curb Early Release Of Inmates

MADERA –Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections, Probation Department, Board of Supervisors and a host of others were on hand Friday, Feb. 8, for the dedication of the new Madera County Jail expansion. This was the first project completed in the state using special funds made available by ...

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Madera Meth Lab Raided, 6-Year Old Found In The Home

MADERA COUNTY –When agents raided a house on Road 29 near Madera on Thursday, they found a methamphetamine conversion lab inside, along with a six-year-old boy. Hector Mendoza Medina, 30, aka Javier Mendoza Medina, was taken into custody shortly before noon on Feb. 7, when Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) agents, following a tip phoned into the MADNET hotline, ...

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Six Teenagers Captured Following 3-Day Crime Spree

MADERA – Half-a-dozen Madera teenagers have been arrested, accused of participating in a 3-day crime spree throughout in the city and county of Madera. Nicholas Javier Castrejon, 19, Angel Barrios, 19, along with four juveniles – two 17-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and a sixth suspect, just 14 years old – are all behind bars.

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Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

With all the recent tragedies in the mountain area attributed to drivers under the influence, the idea of making a plan for traveling safe on Super Bowl Sunday should be foremost in everyone’s mind. It certainly is for the NFL and the CHP.

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Drug Stats Suggest Supply On The Rise

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson today announced the arrest of 28-year-old Jesus Santiago Mendoza, following the execution of a search warrant carried out by agents with the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET). Shortly after dawn on Tuesday, Jan. 29, MADNET agents, with assistance from sheriff’s deputies and officers with Madera Police, served a warrant at a home located ...

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Stolen Truck Recovered Thanks To Facebook

NORTH FORK – When Bob McKee returned home from work on Thursday, Jan. 24, he found his house had been broken into, his pickup stolen and his gate smashed as the thieves made their get-away from his property. Bob called SierraNewsOnline to get the word out, and we posted the story and the photo of his stolen truck on the ...

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