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Speedy Response by Sheriff’s Office Saves Local Man’s Life

OAKHURST — A swift, skilled response by a deputy and corporal from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office saved the life of a local diner Wednesday night. Around 7 p.m. last night, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an Oakhurst restaurant to assist a male subject complaining of chest pain. MCSO Corporal Chris Williams and Deputy Ryan Vermeulen responded to ...

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3 Juveniles Arrested for Smoke Shop Burglary

COARSEGOLD — Three juveniles are in custody following an investigation into a recent commercial burglary at the Coarsegold Smoke Shop. On March 1, 2020 shortly after 1 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call for service in the 36000 block of Highway 41 in Coarsegold regarding an active alarm at a commercial property. Deputy Aurelio Romero responded ...

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Oakhurst Senior Named CHP ‘Volunteer of Year’

MOUNTAIN AREA — On Thursday (March 5), the offices — and officers — of CHP Central Division came together to celebrate its annual Employee Appreciation Day. The Oakhurst Area CHP would like to congratulate the following 2019 employees of the year: Officer of the Year – Tyler Long Professional Staff – Dave Flint Senior Volunteer of the Year – Nancy ...

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Mariposa Man Seriously Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

BASS LAKE –A 25-year-old Mariposa man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries following a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Road 222. The incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m., resulted in the driver’s subsequent arrest for suspicion of D.U.I., according to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP report, released Saturday afternoon, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 18, through Monday, February 24, 2020. Coarsegold Theft On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:57 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a stolen wallet. Report written, evidence obtained and case closed. North Fork Warrant Arrest On tuesday, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for February 11-18, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, February 11, to Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Oakhurst Abandoned Property On Tuesday, February 11, at 10:41 a.m., while on patrol on School Road, a deputy found abandoned property in a creek bed. The property was submitted at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office ...

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MCSO Acquires New ‘Oil-Spill Response’ Trailer

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office added to its arsenal of public safety tools this week, taking possession of a new specialized “trailer” that will allow department personnel to react more quickly and efficiently to hazardous spills. With the acquisition of the new “oil-spill response trailer,” MCSO personnel now have the ability to respond to a hazardous material ...

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Car Hits Boulder along Road 274, Injured Driver Airlifted

BASS LAKE — A 33-year-old Wishon woman was airlifted to a Fresno hospital following a single-vehicle traffic accident that happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. The incident, which occurred on Road 274 west of Marina View Drive, started after the woman’s vehicle failed to navigate a turn, skidded off the road, hit a large rock and then rolled multiple times. According ...

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Feds Giving County $136K to Combat Illegal Pot Grows

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is receiving some help from the federal government in its fight to wipe out large-scale, illegal marijuana grows in the county. This week, Madera County supervisors are expected to approve the receipt of $136,400 from the feds, money that will help fund MCSO’s ongoing “cannabis eradication” activities. The annual funding is part of ...

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Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested Saturday in Modesto

MODESTO — A Mariposa County man wanted for attempted murder following a shooting Friday in Greeley Hill was apprehended by Modesto police officers Saturday. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, was taken into custody without incident in the Walmart parking lot on McHenry Avenue in Modesto about 11:45 a.m., according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts was involved in a fight ...

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