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Early Morning Search Results In Drug Arrest

OAKHURST – An early morning search of a home in the Royal Oaks area of Oakhurst has landed 36-year old Danny Allen Hamilton in jail, according to Erica Stuart, Public Information Officer for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Stuart says Hamilton was wanted by Madera County Probation, and is being held without bail after a search at his residence resulted ...

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Burglary Suspect Arrested In Oakhurst

MADERA COUNTY – An Oakhurst man believed to be linked to several burglaries in the Oakhurst area is behind bars. Deputies say video surveillance helped them identify the suspected thief. John William Cotey, 30, was captured Monday morning, Dec. 10, outside a gas station in Oakhurst.

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Rescue Operation Saves Hiker At Lewis Creek

OAKHURST – A Fresno man is recovering from injuries sustained after falling roughly 50 feet from the Lewis Creek Trail on Sunday. Larry Ross Teixeira, 38, was hiking with friends when he reportedly lost his footing, tumbled down the side of the trail and ended up wedged between moss covered boulders, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff Searches For Next Of Kin

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help locate relatives of a 50-year old Madera man who passed away on Dec. 5. Dale Jenkins, a white adult male, had no known address in Madera County. It’s believed that he spent his adult years living as a transient in Madera County, but also spent time ...

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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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