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“Grandmother’s Stubborn Nature Saved You From Murder Charges”

BASS LAKE – Two men who pleaded no contest in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 were sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court. But not before the victim’s granddaughter had her opportunity to speak about the family’s suffering since the horrific crime. Ray Coleman, ...

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Proactive Traffic Stop By Deputy Results In Felony Arrest

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Highway 41 turned up illegal items in possession of a probationer. On Tuesday, July 10, at approximately 3:24 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tallmon observed a red sedan with a partially obstructed license plate in the area of Highway 41 and Mecca Lane in Madera County. Sgt. ...

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Suspect In Custody After Resisting Arrest And Biting Deputy

OAKHURST – A man well-known to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was arrested after resisting arrest and biting a deputy last Friday. On July 6, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Larry Rich was performing routine patrol duties on a grant-funded zero emission electric motorcycle in the mountain area when he identified a wanted subject in the 49000 ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 8

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2018. Oakhurst vehicle stop, warrants and suspended license On Monday, July 2 at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of a Coarsegold man for an outstanding warrant, as well as for ...

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Three People Injured In Crash At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – Three people were transported to Valley hospitals after a crash near the Rocky Cut on Highway 41 yesterday. At about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, a 25-year-old male from Fresno was southbound in a Honda Elantra at an unknown rate of speed. According to witnesses, the Honda drifted off the right side of the road, and ...

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Highway 41 Closed For Two Hours After Crash Near Rocky Cut

MADERA COUNTY – Both lanes of Highway 41 were blocked for two hours this afternoon north of the 22 Mile House due to a two-vehicle accident. At 12:40 p.m., CHP and emergency vehicles were dispatched to reports of a crash involving a Toyota sedan and a Ford Econline van. There are reportedly two minor injuries, and a third person who ...

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Woman Rescued After Fall On Lewis Creek Trail

OAKHURST — What began as a day hike in the foothills with family ended with a rescue mission when a young woman suffered an injury and had to be transported from the trail along Lewis Creek. At 1:34 p.m. today, a call came into 911 that a woman had fallen and broken her ankle in the Corlieu Falls area. The ...

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Man Drowns In Swimming Hole

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting tragic news in the wake of activity over the mid-week Independence Day holiday. At about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, the Sheriff’s Office received a call for service for a search and rescue at a swimming hole in the area of Highway 145 and Bonnie Way in Madera (see ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through July 1

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2018. Oakhurst narcotics via bike stop On Monday, June 25 at 1:20 a.m. a bicycle stop at the intersection of Highway 41 and Golden Oak Loop resulted in the arrest of a local woman for possession of ...

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