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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 7, 2018

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Oakhurst report of plasma in parking lot On Monday, Jan. 1 at 8:33 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Hwy 41 regarding plasma in a parking lot. Report written and case closed. ...

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Single-Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41 Near Broken Bit

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold woman was transported to a Valley hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 41 this morning. Just after 9:30 a.m., reports came in to the CHP that a vehicle had left the roadway and overturned near the Broken Bit just north of Coarsegold. An 82-year-old woman was northbound in a Chevy SUV, at a stated ...

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Major Injuries And DUI Arrest After Driver Crashes Into A Tree

AHWAHNEE — An Ahwanee man was arrested, and both he and his passenger sustained major injuries, after crashing into a tree on Road 600 early Sunday morning, according to CHP. On Jan. 7, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Joseph Noriega, 26, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound on Road 600 west of State Route 49. Mr. Noriega lost control ...

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Mariposa County Sees Increase In Crime For 2017

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released their annual crime statistics for 2017. The numbers show an increase in almost all areas, including a 38 percent rise in the number of burglaries (see chart below). “We have felt the increase during the past year and this has been somewhat expected,” says Sheriff Doug Binnewies. “However, post-reform crime ...

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Crash Blocks Highway 41 North Of Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle crash blocked the southbound lane of Highway 41 for over an hour today just north of Coarsegold. At 11:41 this morning, a 39-year-old Coarsegold man was northbound in a 2002 Chevy Duramax pickup, pulling a trailer, just north of the Broken Bit. According to the driver, a woman driving a car southbound at his location was ...

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DUI Arrest After Upset And Hit & Run At McDonalds Drive-Thru

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged three vehicles, then fled the scene after a long wait at the drive-through at the Oakhurst McDonald’s last Friday. At about 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, CHP was notified by McDonald’s employees that a woman who ordered at the drive-up window appeared to be intoxicated. After taking her order, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Dec. 31

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 25 to Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. North Fork burglary On Monday, Dec. 25 at 9:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 56000 block of Road 200 in regards to a commercial burglary investigation. Statements were obtained and a report was written. ...

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Fire On Road 200 After Driver Crashes Stolen Car, Then Flees

O’NEALS — A man who fled the scene of a car crash and fire in O’Neals this afternoon kept law enforcement busy searching for him, as firefighters worked to contain the fire. Just after 4 p.m., reports came in to 911 that a car had crashed off the embankment at the southeast corner of Road 200 and Road 211, across ...

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Hit-And-Run Crash Closes Highway 41 South Of YLP

O’NEALS — A hit-and-run accident just north of Road 200 closed down Highway 41 in both directions for well over an hour this evening. At about 5:20 p.m. reports came in of an overturned vehicle about 1/2 mile south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at scene, a 2015 Ford F150, driven by a 29-year-old man from Hanford, was ...

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Grace Community Church Vandalized At Christmas

NORTH FORK — It’s happened, yet again. Sometime between the afternoon of Christmas Eve on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Christmas morning, Monday, Dec. 25, the Senior Center at Grace Community Church was broken into and vandalized. Church Trustee Don Grove says the back door was pulled open and damaged, despite the presence of extra locks installed after a string of ...

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