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Lawsuit Against County And DA Has Been Settled

MADERA COUNTY – A lawsuit filed by a former deputy district attorney against the County of Madera and the District Attorney’s Office has been settled, announced Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz on Friday, Oct. 26. The lawsuit alleged that the employee had been the subject of retaliation for supporting the political campaign of a rival for the District ...

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Marijuana Raid Nets Pot, Weapon And 11 Suspects

MADNET agents arrest 11 suspects, seize pounds of pot and a stolen weapon MADERA COUNTY – Eleven people are behind bars facing felony drug charges following two simultaneous raids in the Madera area on Thursday, Oct. 25. Madera County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MADNET) agents, along with Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies and Madera Police Officers, busted a grow site and then ...

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Man Faces Life In Prison For Sexual Assault

MADERA — Victor Yslas, 32, of Fresno, was convicted on Oct. 16, of seven felony counts, including kidnaping, sexual assault and possession of pornographic photographs of a child under the age of 14, announced Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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Burglary At Oakhurst Door And Millwork

OAKHURST — When the crew at Oakhurst Door and Millwork showed up for work on Monday, Oct 15., they were not really able to get to work. Someone had entered the business overnight and stolen their computers. “We’re pretty sure we know who did it,” said manager Marcus Leyva. “But we can’t prove it.”

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Stabbing

Two remain hospitalized after stabbing on Sunday night – MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a double stabbing near the corner of Avenue 15 ½ and Watson Street, just east of the city of Madera. Sunday night, Oct. 21, Madera County sheriff’s deputies were called to a fight that broke out between an estimated 10 to 15 ...

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Body of Chowchilla Teen Found in Corn Field

Authorities believe it was murder MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has launched a murder investigation after a teenager’s body was discovered in a corn field near Chowchilla. The remains of a decomposing body were found Monday, Oct. 15, in a field just off Avenue 14 near Road 9 in southwest Madera County. The victim was identified as Pete Rios ...

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Evans Named State's Law Enforcement Volunteer Coordinator of the Year

LODI – Joann Evans was honored Tuesday as California’s Volunteer Coordinator of the Year during the 13th annual Law Enforcement Volunteer & Coordinator Conference held in Lodi. Evans, Madera County Sheriff’s Department’s Community Service Officer, “was chosen to receive this prestigious award for her exemplary service to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement volunteers, and the citizens of Madera ...

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