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Sewage Truck Overturns Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A Madera County sewage truck rolled over on Road 274 about a mile east of Fawn Point this afternoon, dumping the entire load into the roadway and down towards the lake. Christopher Mosher, 55, or Oakhurst, driver of the truck, apparently allowed the right front tire of his truck to travel over the concrete ridge on the ...

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Thieves Break Into North Fork Home, Steal Pickup, Smash Gate

NORTH FORK – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in at a home on Road 222, just south of Hanks Automotive in North Fork. Bob McKee, owner of North Fork Hardware, returned from work at about 5:15 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 24, to find that someone had broken into his house, stolen his pickup and smashed through his gate when they ...

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash On Walker Grade

NORTH FORK – A North Fork man was headed home about 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, when, due to his “high level of intoxication,” he veered off the road and crashed some 80 feet down into a field, according to the CHP. Robert Swain, Sr., 65, was driving his 2006 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Road 200 approaching Quail Creek ...

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Drunk Driving Again Suspected In Horrific Crash

COARSEGOLD – It was an all too familiar scene last night on Road 415 at Trabuco. Another driver arrested for felony DUI, another victim airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. At 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, Jonathan Olmedo, 32, of Coarsegold was westbound on Road 415 just before the Trabuco turnoff when, due to his high level of ...

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Help Identify 22-Mile House Credit Card Skimmer

WEST HOLLYWOOD – Sheriff John Anderson is releasing surveillance video showing a man in West Hollywood making a purchase with stolen credit card information swiped using a card skimmer the 22-Mile House back in November. “We are hoping that anyone who may be able to identify this man will come forward,” says Anderson.

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Collision Near YLP Sends Local Doctor To The Hospital

OAKHURST – A head-on collision on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Lakes Parkway has sent Dr. John McBride to the hospital, but staff at his practice say he is going to recover. The accident happened at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 near YLP. CHP reports indicate only that someone from the crash was transported to Fresno Regional Medical ...

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Thief Couldn't Stand The Heat – Turns Himself In

MADERA COUNTY – A second suspect wanted in connection with the scratcher heist at the 22-Mile House has turned himself in, according to Sheriff John Anderson. Robert Leroy Cave, 51, of Fresno, turned himself in to Fresno authorities late Friday night. Madera County Sheriff’s lead detective Adam McEwen has been investigating this case since November. He was notified that the ...

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Families Devasted By The Death Of Teenager At YLP

COARSEGOLD – A tragic accident this morning has taken the life of 17-year-old Jacob Schumaker, a student at Yosemite High School and resident of Yosemite Lakes Park. Jacob was riding his skateboard down Yosemite Lakes Parkway at about 10:40 a.m on Saturday, Jan. 19, and apparently went through the stop sign at Road 400 and crossed into oncoming traffic, where ...

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Tragic Accident Takes The Life Of 17-Year-Old At YLP

COARSEGOLD – A 17-year-old from the Yosemite Lakes Park area was killed this morning when he was struck by a minivan at the corner of Yosemite Lakes Parkway and Road 400. The teenager was skateboarding down the Parkway when he crossed into the pathway of a vehicle travelling east on Road 400 and was struck and killed. The accident happened ...

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