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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2, 2019. North Fork found property On Tuesday, May 28 at 12:26 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 34000 block of Road 274 regarding found property. A report was written and the case was closed. Oakhurst ...

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Sheriff Varney Welcomes New Hires To MCSO

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) hosted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, May 30, to formally recognize recent new hires within the department. Sheriff Varney welcomed communications dispatcher Kayla Boyd and deputies David Ochoa, Andre Pena, Michael Lewis and Johnathan Rodriguez. Communications Dispatcher Kayla Boyd was most recently employed by California Department of ...

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Body Recovered At Eastman Lake, Positive Identification Pending

MADERA COUNTY — At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to the Eastman Lake area and recovered the body of an adult male floating in the lake. Positive identification of the man is pending completion of fingerprint analysis, says the Sheriff’s Office. The initial investigation indicates that it is Antoine Christopher Williams, ...

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New Project Removes Dead Trees On Road 274 – Expect Delays

BASS LAKE — Starting Monday, June 3, drivers on a popular lakeside road will need extra time in their travel schedules as crews work to keep the roadside safe from the hazard of falling trees along the north shore of Bass Lake. Using State Disaster Funding, the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Service (Sheriff’s OES) and United States Forest Service (USFS) ...

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Sheriff Seeks Help To Find Missing At-Risk Man After Crash

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at-risk adult. The last known whereabouts of Antoine Christopher Williams, 41, are in the Eastman Lake area, according to the Sheriff’s Office. His Red Nissan Sentra was found crashed into a tree at Eastman Lake on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 a.m. Mr. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through May 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 20 to Sunday, May 26, 2019. Coarsegold juvenile making threats On Tuesday, May 21 at 9:32 a.m. a deputy responded in regards to a threats call. A juvenile was arrested and booked at Madera County Juvenile Hall. A report was written ...

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Memorial Day Major Injuries Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries on Memorial Day. On Monday, May 27 at about 2:45 p.m., Coarsegold resident Tristin Jacobs, 21, was driving a 1998 Mazda truck, traveling southbound on Highway 41 north of Yosemite Springs Parkway, according to CHP. A 2017 Ford F150 driven by Elizabeth Ellston, ...

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Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Minor Student

O’NEALS — A substitute teacher in Madera County has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a Minarets High School student. On May 7, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the superintendent of Chawanakee Unified School District (CUSD) regarding an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a substitute teacher who had worked for the District and ...

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Juvenile Arrested Following Threats At Coarsegold School

COARSEGOLD – A male juvenile is in custody after allegedly making threats at his school in Coarsegold. Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, Madera County School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was contacted by the principal of Coarsegold Elementary School to investigate possible threats made by a student. The nature of the threats has not been released, but during the course ...

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