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DUI Arrest After Crash Narrowly Misses Kids At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A family from Fresno celebrating their son’s birthday at Bass Lake were lucky to escape injury when both their cars were hit by an alleged drunk driver this evening. Just after 9:30 p.m., Thomas Ridley, 66, of Bass Lake, was westbound on Road 222 in a Subaru Impreza at what was reported by witnesses as a high ...

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One Person Killed, One Critically Injured In Highway 41 Crash

COARSEGOLD – One driver was killed and another critically injured in a near head-on collision on Highway 41 this afternoon. At about 4 p.m., Kai Eugene Kelikuli, 49, of Santa Maria, was northbound in a 2015 Volkswagen about a mile north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to a northbound driver who was just ahead of the Volkswagen and witnessed the ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 41 In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Highway 41 is closed in both directions north of Yosemite Springs Parkway due to a fatal accident. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. No estimated time for reopening has been given. Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions. At approximately 4:50 p.m. authorities began to implement one-lane traffic control. Just after 5 p.m. both lanes ...

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Body Of Woman Swept Away In Mariposa Floods Located

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced that human remains found near the Bear Reservoir have been identified as Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley, who was swept away during the massive flooding in March. Mariposa Sheriff‘s Search and Rescue along with several additional agencies have continued to search for Carol Brown since she was reported missing on ...

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Apply Now To Become A Madera County Sheriff’s Cadet II

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that they are currently recruiting for Sheriff’s Cadet II candidates. The successful candidate(s) will attend a police academy as a County-sponsored attendee, and will ideally commit to becoming a Deputy Sheriff – Basic POST with Madera County after academy graduation. No experience is required. Successful candidates will have their ...

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Will You Be Notified In The Event Of A Wildfire?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Woman Airlifted After Crash Near Bass Lake Annex

NORTH FORK – A 79-year-old North Fork woman was airlifted after a single-vehicle crash on Road 222 just north of Road 221 near the Bass Lake Annex. Just before 2 p.m., a report came in of an accident on Road 200. After about 15 minutes of searching by both fire and CHP, the wreck was finally located on Road 222. ...

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Scam Warning – Caller Claims To Be Sheriff’s Sergeant

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants. THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone. Based on the information provided to the Sheriff’s Office, the man ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through June 17

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 11 to Sunday, June 17, 2018. North Fork traffic stop, warrant arrest and citation On Monday, June 11 at 1:09 a.m. a vehicle stop on Road 200 near Wyle Ranch Road in North Fork led to an warrant arrest and subsequent cited ...

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K9 Search Leads To Felony Arrest In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A late-night Highway 41 traffic stop by local deputies and their canine companion resulted in the arrest of two suspects for narcotics possession. Just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, Madera County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Eric Grijalva and Corporal Ty Tashiro observed a white pickup truck with no brake lights in the 40000 block of Highway 41. ...

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