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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Coarsegold narcotics found in traffic stop On Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:33 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 415 and Mill Creek Way for a vehicle that passed another ...

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Oakhurst Schools On Lockdown As Deputies Locate And Arrest Teen Suspect

OAKHURST – A teenage boy was taken into custody after an incident that prompted a lockdown on three Oakhurst school campuses this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was advised by staff at Yosemite High School of a disgruntled male student on campus who may be armed with a weapon. Deputy Hopper responded to the student’s ...

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DUI Arrest After Pickup Crashes Into RV On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed into the back of a motorhome on Highway 41 yesterday afternoon. At about 5:10 p.m., Justin Henry, 28, was southbound in a 1995 Ford F-150 approaching Serpa Canyon Road, according to CHP. Bobby Dowell, 79, also of Coarsegold, was southbound ahead ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Oakhurst failure to yield, stolen loaded handgun, felon in possession of a firearm On Monday, Nov. 26 at 4:27 a.m. a vehicle stop near the intersection of Pierce Drive and Elliot Drive led to a ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting For Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Citizens on Patrol (COP) is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. COP members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the Sheriff’s ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash At Three-Way Intersection In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Both drivers walked away without injury this evening after one of them failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork. Jason Mayer, 43, of North Fork, was coming south on Road 274 in a 1988 Toyota pickup just before 5:30 p.m. and had just pulled up ...

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Authorities Locate Missing Youth

UPDATE Dec. 4, 2018: Skyler Riggins-Willey has been located. No further information is available at this time. MOUNTAIN AREA — A young man reported missing from Stanislaus County is the subject of a missing person search, and information has led authorities to believe he may be in the Madera County foothills. Skyler Riggins-Willey, 16, is missing from Turlock and was ...

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DUI Arrest After Head-On Crash Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Two drivers were transported to Valley hospitals and one placed under arrest following a head-on crash on Road 426. At 3:40 p.m., Chris Hartesvelt, 65, of North Fork, was westbound on Road 426 in a Subaru Forester at the 25 mph corner near the Llama Ranch at the top of the grade. As she rounded the corner, she ...

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Bicyclist Airlifted After Crashing Into A Pickup On Road 426

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been airlifted to a valley hospital with major injuries after crashing into a pickup that pulled out in front of him on Road 426 this afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., an 83-year-old Oakhurst man was stopped at the stop sign on Elliot Drive in a Chevy Silverado, preparing to turn left onto Road 426. ...

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