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Mariposa Man Arrested, Charged With Having Sex With A 13-Year-Old

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Mariposa man on charges that include unlawful sex with a minor. Miles Imamura was taken into custody on Friday, Mar. 1, outside the home of his alleged victim – a 13-year-old whose gender is not being specified by the Sheriff’s Office at this time. During the course of their investigation ...

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Inmate Who Escaped From Mt. Bullion Camp Apprehended

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Law enforcement officials today arrested Joseph Speakman, an offender who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County on Mar. 1. At 1:55 p.m., Speakman was found hiding near a vacant cabin located in a rural area about three miles from the Mount Bullion camp, say officials. He was taken into custody without incident, ...

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Passing On Blind Corner Leads To Bad Crash And DUI Arrest

NORTH FORK – A driver is under arrest on suspicion of DUI after crashing his pickup off Road 274 and then leaving the scene. Just before 4:30 p.m. today, Steven Leon, 29, of North Fork was southbound in a 2003 Chevy Silverado on Road 274 along the north shore of Bass Lake. According to a witness who was right behind ...

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Officials Searching For Inmate Who Walked Away From Mount Bullion Camp

MARIPOSA — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County today. CDCR officials say that inmate Joseph Speakman, 46, was last seen during an inmate count at 3:15 a.m. on Mar. 1. He was discovered missing at 4:20 a.m. and officers immediately ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Oakhurst theft On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:37 a.m. deputies responded to the Oakhurst substation lobby for a report of a theft. Deputies arrived on scene and generated a report and the case was closed ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 11 to Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Coarsegold domestic dispute, warrant arrest, narcotics On Monday, Feb. 11 at 4:33 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a business located within the 46000 block of Lucky Lane in Coarsegold, regarding a report of a ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

AHWAHNEE – The woman who died in a crash on Highway 49 yesterday morning has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heather Dame, 43, of Ahwahnee, died when her pickup apparently skidded on black ice and veered into oncoming traffic. The accident happened at 9:34 a.m. just north of Oakhurst near Vista Del Rio Drive. The investigation is ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 49 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — An Ahwahnee woman was killed this morning on Highway 49 after her truck apparently slipped on a patch of black ice. Just after 9:30 a.m., the woman was southbound in a Chevy Silverado on Highway 49 rounding a corner near Vista Del Rio Drive, when she apparently hit an icy spot in the road, causing her truck to ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41 Near YLP

COARSEGOLD — Traffic was stopped in both directions along Highway 41 this afternoon for a two-vehicle accident between Road 200 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at the scene, just before 1 p.m. a Toyota Highlander driven by a 75-year-old man from Madera was pulling out of the driveway at Bible Story Land into traffic to turn north onto ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public’s Help Finding Woman Who Left Newborn Baby In The Road

MADERA – Madera County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s discovery of an abandoned newborn baby girl in the 35000 block of Avenue 13 ½ in Madera. The baby girl, just hours old, was found by a newspaper delivery man at about 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning. She was lying in the middle of the road ...

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