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Midpines Man Arrested For Murder

MARIPOSA – One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in the community of Midpines on Saturday, Dec. 1. At about 9 p.m., Mariposa County sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Rancheria Creek Road. Emergency Medical Services was also called to the scene.

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If I Were A Thief, You Would Now Be A Victim

MADERA COUNTY – With less than two-dozen shopping days left to make this season merry and bright for family and friends, thieves are finding opportunities at every turn to relieve you of your holiday cheer. With the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the chaos of stores and parking lots, there are many times when just a moment of inattention ...

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Parole Denied For School Bus Kidnapper

MADERA – Kidnapper Frederick Woods will not be getting out of prison any time soon. Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz has announced that the Board of Parole Hearings has denied Woods parole for the next 3 years.

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Smash & Grab At The 22-Mile House

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying the suspects they say are responsible for a break in at the Valero on Highway 41. A lone thief busted through a window at the 22-Mile House early this morning, and made off with 12 stacks of various lottery tickets. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office ...

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North Fork Woman Dies In Single Vehicle Accident

NORTH FORK – A single vehicle accident last night on Douglas Ranger Station Road has taken the life of 26-year-old North Fork resident Allison Demers. The accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Ford Explorer in which Demers was a passenger was traveling south on Douglas Ranger Station Road just north of Trails End at approximately ...

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Richard Farias Convicted Of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

MADERA – Richard Farias, 57, of Madera, was convicted on two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter on Tuesday, Nov. 20, by a Superior Court jury. The jury also found Farias guilty of two additional felony counts of causing great bodily injury to another person while driving under the influence, and Farias’s prior conviction for driving under the influence and injuring ...

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Accident North Of 22-Mile House

An accident on Highway 41 on Friday, Nov. 16, at about 6:30 a.m., resulted in one vehicle being towed, and no injuries, according the the CHP. One vehicle was slowing to turn onto Road 8063, when it was struck from behind by another vehicle. Traffic was reduced to one lane while the accident was cleared.

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CHP Mobilizes To Reduce Deadly Trend

SACRAMENTO – Motorcycles are fun and fast and easy on gas, but the number of motorcycle collisions resulting in death has increased in California recently, prompting authorities to address the problem with a year-long, lifesaving effort paid for by a federal grant. “Motorcycle awareness is a priority for the California Highway Patrol and a key to saving lives on the ...

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