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DUI/Driver License Checkpoint In Oakhurst Area This Weekend

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Safety Checkpoint on Saturday, June 16, within an unincorporated area of Madera County. The CHP notes that the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is “a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that ...

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Former Yosemite Bank Manager Pleads Guilty To Grand Theft

BASS LAKE – The former manager of Yosemite Bank pleaded guilty today in Madera Superior Court to four felony counts of grand theft. Donald Eric Eaves, 53, of Coarsegold, was arrested on May 15 and charged with embezzling over $115,000 from the Oakhurst bank over a 2-year period. He had been behind bars on an $800,000 bond since his arrest, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through June 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 4 to Sunday, June 10, 2018. Oakhurst missing juvenile On Monday, June 4 at 12:37 a.m. a deputy responded in regards to a runaway juvenile report. A report was written for documentation purposes and the juvenile was entered into the missing persons ...

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Driver Transported For Unrelated Medical Issue After Accident

OAKHURST – An accident blocked the northbound lane of Highway 41 in Oakhurst for a short time this morning, and one driver was transported to a Valley hospital. At about 8:30 a.m., a 37-year-old Oakhurst man was northbound in a 2004 Dodge pickup, just passing Denny’s Restaurant on his way to work. A 79-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst, was southbound ...

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Coarsegold Women Suffer Major Injuries In Fresno Crash

FRESNO – Two Coarsegold women suffered major injuries in a multi-vehicle accident in Fresno over the weekend, when one stopped to assist the other after a crash on a busy freeway. On June 9 at approximately 10:16 a.m., Hilary Anne Rak, 50, was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson eastbound on SR-180 near Peach Avenue in the number 2 lane. Ms. ...

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Driver Airlifted After Crash On Road 274 Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A evening drive down to Bass Lake ended with a serious accident and three young people being transported to the hospital. Last evening, a group of teens who are spending the summer working at the Sugar Pine Christian Camp left that location to head down to the lake. They were eastbound on Road 274 just after 10 ...

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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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