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Car Into Power Pole Closes Highway 49 For Over Two Hours

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident involving a power pole closed Highway 49 in both directions just south of Goldside for over two hours this evening. At 8:45 p.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report they had heard a crash. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found a car upside down on the west side of ...

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Two Plead “No Contest” In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

BASS LAKE – Two men charged in the robbery and beating of a 77-year-old woman and her disabled adult son in the Bass Lake Annex in November 2017 pleaded “no contest” today in Bass Lake Superior Court. Ray Coleman, 24, and Alvin McDonald III, 19, both of North Fork, accepted plea deals for their crimes, which took place on Nov. ...

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Missing At-Risk Man Safely Located Thanks To Citizen Tip

MADERA COUNTY — A missing at-risk man has been located thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, says the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier in the day, the office requested the public’s help in located the man. Mr. Montejano, 41, was last seen on foot around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the area of Avenue 14 and Road ...

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating Missing At-Risk Man

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. “Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen, missing at risk adult Juan Luis Montejano has been safely located by Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives. He is being reunited with his family in Chowchilla. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and widespread sharing of information to bring attention to this ...

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Former Bank Manager Charged With Embezzlement Released From Jail

BASS LAKE – The former Yosemite Bank manager who has been charged with 32 counts of embezzlement was released from jail today on his own recognizance. Donald Eaves, 53, is accused of embezzling $115,000 from the Oakhurst bank over a 2-year period. He has been behind bars on an $800,000 bond since his arrest on May 15, and appeared in ...

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Missing North Fork Juvenile Located In Santa Barbara

NORTH FORK – A young girl who was taken by her mother on May 31, and was the subject of a search by law enforcement, has been found. Ten-year-old Isla June Duncan has been safely located in Santa Barbara, Calif. She will remain in the custody of Santa Barbara Police Department until she is reunited with her father. On the ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help Locating Missing North Fork Girl

NORTH FORK – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing girl. On the afternoon of June 1, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for service at a residence in North Fork for a possible parental abduction of a ten-year-old girl. Isla June Duncan was taken by her mother, Viviana Andrea Duncan, from a ...

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Coarsegold Man Arrested For DUI, Leaving Scene Of Injury Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested for DUI after a crash on Highway 41, and his female passenger is in the hospital with major injuries. According to CHP, Joseph Alan Hoetker, Jr., 27, was southbound on Highway 41 near Coyote Hollow Lane at about 3 a.m., when he drove his 1992 Ford Explorer off the roadway and crashed into ...

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DUI Arrest After Man Runs Over A Woman In YLP

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after running over a woman while backing out of a driveway on Corral Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park last night, according to CHP. On Thursday, May 31, at approximately 9 p.m., Jake Curtis, 23, was backing his Jeep Compass onto the main road in the 30000 block of Corral ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Possible Attempted Abduction Case

RAYMOND – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in gathering information related to an incident that occurred on May 27, around 1:45 p.m. near the Raymond Post Office on Road 600. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a female juvenile walking in the area was approached by at least one male subject who was driving a midsize ...

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