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Power Knocked Out To Over 1,100 Homes After Crash

COARSEGOLD — Hundreds of Coarsegold residents were without power for several hours after a pickup hit a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Flat Mine Road. At about 5:40 p.m. this afternoon, calls came in to 911 that a truck had hit a power pole and there were live power lines and a pole across both lanes of Road ...

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Vehicle Hits Power Pole, Knocks Out Power Near Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Cal Fire and CHP are responding to reports of a vehicle into a power pole on Road 415 near Texas Mine Flat Road. There are live wires down and a power pole blocking both lanes of Road 415. Power has been reported out from Deadwood to Coarsegold. PG&E outage reports indicate nearly 1,100 homes without power. Estimated time to ...

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help In Identifying Theft Suspects

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a trio of thieves who stole a man’s iPhone while he was in a gas station, and then dragged him behind their truck. On Tuesday, Apr. 25,  at approximately 3:09 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Lucky 7 gas station (37019 Avenue 12) in Madera ...

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Man Arrested After Claiming He Almost Shot Someone In Casino

COARSEGOLD – A Madera man is in custody after allegedly entering the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold with a handgun this morning. Just after 6 a.m. this morning, Don Pisano, 21, entered the casino and walked up to an employee, saying that he “almost shot a tweaker” for spilling coffee on him, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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Prosecution Rests, Murder Defendant Expected To Testify

BASS LAKE — Testimony in the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor continued today in Bass Lake Superior Court as the prosecution wrapped up its case in chief. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg. Taylor-Windsor is claiming self-defense after being stabbed ...

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Search For Missing Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD – Madera County Sheriff’s deputies and family are currently searching for a missing Coarsegold man. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Keith Allen Bendz, 45, was reported missing on Tuesday, Apr. 25. He was last seen on the morning of Monday, Apr. 24, say family members. Mr. Bendz is described as 5′ 8″ tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with a medium ...

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Man Who Survived Stabbing Testifies In Murder Trial

BASS LAKE — In the fifth day of testimony in the George Taylor-Windsor murder trial in Bass Lake Superior Court, the jury heard from the crime scene investigator, one of the detectives who investigated the killing, and the man who survived multiple stab wounds during the attack. Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 24 to Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: Coarsegold motor vehicle stop On Monday, Apr. 24 at 2:16 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of CA-41 and Lucky Lane regarding false tabs. The driver was cited and the vehicle ...

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Ex-Wife Testifies At Murder Trial In Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Day four of the murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor included testimony from an ex-girlfriend, his ex-wife, and the woman whose home was reportedly entered by the defendant when he ran from the scene after allegedly stabbing two people. Taylor-Windsor is on trial for murder in the stabbing death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with ...

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