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Tree Work Delays, Detours Traffic On Road 274

BASS LAKE — Residents and visitors traveling along the north shore of Bass Lake will want to be aware of traffic delays and temporary road closures as crews continue work to reduce the number of hazard trees along the route. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, with the United States Forest Service and Madera County Road Department, have announced they ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Oakhurst coroner’s case On Tuesday, July 23 at 5:11 a.m. MCSO was called to a coroner’s case on a resident in a home on Highway 49. The death appeared to be natural. Oakhurst found property ...

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Man Rescued After Fall At Willow Creek

BASS LAKE — A dip in the water turned into a trip to the hospital for a visitor to a creek near Bass Lake this weekend. Just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a report of a subject who slipped and fell in the area of Angel Falls along Willow Creek near ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, 2019. North Fork theft On Tuesday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m. a deputy was contacted by telephone regarding a theft that occurred on Woaka Poyah. The case was suspended due to lack of investigative leads. North ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Beasore Road Near Jones Store

BASS LAKE – A crash on Beasore Road claimed the life of a young mountain area man this morning when his motorcycle hit a tree. Just after 8:30 a.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a motorcycle accident just east of Forest Road 5S27 above Bass Lake about a mile from Jones Store. According to CHP, the man, age ...

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MCSO Honors Search & Rescue Volunteer George Stillman

MADERA COUNTY — A local hero was recognized by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as George Stillman retired from Madera County Search and Rescue last week after 18 years of volunteer service. “Affectionately known as ‘SAR George’ by other team members, he has served in a variety of capacities throughout the years,” said MCSO in a public statement. “He ...

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Coarsegold Domestic Violence Call Leads To Pursuit, Crash

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold man is in custody after leading police on a chase across the county following a reported domestic violence incident. Shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnathan Rodriguez and Sergeant Matt Mollet responded to a reported domestic violence incident at a residence on Road 417 in Coarsegold, according to the Madera ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through July 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, 2019. Oakhurst burglary On Tuesday July 9 at 9:54 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Oakhurst substation regarding a report of a burglary. It was recommended the case be closed due to a lack of ...

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DA Will Oppose YLP Arsonist’s Latest Bid For Early Parole

MADERA — After serving less than seven years of a 20-year sentence, convicted arsonist Kenneth Jackson is once again being considered for early parole — and the Madera County District Attorney is going on the record with her opposition to Jackson’s release and asking Madera County residents to voice their opinions, as well. Jackson was arrested along with his wife Alice ...

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