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Distracted Driving Blamed For Roll-Over Crash

NORTH FORK — A single vehicle roll-over near on Road 225 this morning was a good reminder about the dangers of distracted driving, says the CHP. At about 10:20 a.m., a young man from North Fork was on his way to work and was a bit late, so he was exceeding the speed limit on the winding road about two ...

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Deputies Seize Marijuana In Two Oakhurst Homes

OAKHURST — A pot bust in the Oakhurst area netted thousands of marijuana plants and resulted in one arrest and the discovery of dangerous wiring conditions and black mold. On Monday, Apr. 25, Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed two search warrants in the 48000 block of Road 620 in Oakhurst. Deputies located two residences on the property that were ...

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Car Crashes Into Front Of Oakhurst Business

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst business was forced to shut down for what will likely be a few days after a car crashed into the front door, knocking merchandise to the floor and causing structural damage to the building. At 1:45 p.m. CHP and Madera County Fire Station 12 personnel were called out to the Twisted Pipe Smoke Shop, located on ...

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Man Arrested For Child Molestation In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — A 24-year-old man has been arrested by Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies and is facing eight felony counts of child molestation. On Thursday, Apr. 21, at 1 p.m., Michael L. Appling, of Monterey, Calif., was taken into custody for alleged crimes that are believed to have taken place in Mariposa County. Appling was processed into the Mariposa County Adult ...

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Roll-Over Near Fine Gold Creek Slows Commute

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle rollover near the bridge at Fine Gold Creek reduced traffic to one lane for over 90 minutes this morning. Just before 8 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 21, two brothers, both from North Fork, were on their way down to the Valley, westbound on Road 200 in a 2011 Nissan Versa at a stated speed of ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Apr. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Apr. 10 to Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016. Coarsegold found property On Sunday, Apr. 10 at 9:08 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a report of found property in the 35000 block of CA-41. A bag containing various hand tools was located by ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Ends In DUI Arrest

BASS LAKE — A two vehicle accident this afternoon near the Bass Lake Courthouse reduced Road 274 to one lane traffic for over an hour and ended in a DUI arrest. At 4:46 p.m., Mary Dalane, 40, of Chula Vista, California, was southbound on Road 274 at a stated speed of 45 to 50 miles per hour in a 2016 ...

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Ceremony Honors Those Lost In The Line Of Duty

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County will honor the Peace Officers who have died in the line of duty in 2015 at the 9th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, at noon. Sheriff Jay Varney will host the event, which will include the California Highway Patrol and other regional law enforcement agencies, and include the laying of a ...

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Second Burglary In A Week At Grace Community

NORTH FORK – Once again Grace Community Church has been the victim of a break-in and burglary, this time at Grace Hall where the Thrift Store operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just over a week ago, the Senior Center was broken into early Saturday morning, Apr. 2 and the place ransacked. Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 10, Sandy ...

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