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Coarsegold Man Convicted Of Felony Vandalism

MADERA COUNTY – A Coarsegold man who vandalized a PG&E facility last year has been convicted of felony vandalism in Madera Superior Court. Nicholas Trowbridge, 32, of Coarsegold, was convicted before the Honorable Judge Ernest LiCalsi, and sentenced to two years in county jail. Reports indicated that on July 4, 2015, Mr. Trowbridge went to the PG&E transformer facility in ...

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Arson Treatment Program Announced In Oakhurst

MADERA – District Attorney David Linn announced today the opening of a first offender arson treatment program in Oakhurst. Linn and other officials will provide more information during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the mountain area District Attorney’s Office in Oakhurst. On that date, D.A. Linn, Jolinda Thomas, Cal-Fire Battalion Chief Bernie Quinn, and Supervisor Tom Wheeler ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 21

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016: Oakhurst vandalism On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1:03 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a vandalism in the 48000 block of River Park Road. An investigation was completed and it was determined that a suspect ...

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Single-Vehicle Rollover On Road 274

NORTH FORK — A crash on Road 274 reduced traffic to one lane for over an hour today near the south end of Bass Lake. At about 11:43 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, Christian Williams, 26, of Oakhurst, was northbound approaching Central Camp Road. He told police he was fiddling with some loose wires in the radio of the 1995 ...

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Driver Airlifted After Crash On Road 600

AHWAHNEE — A driver who crashed his car on Thursday and then left the scene on foot was airlifted to a valley hospital with lacerations and head injuries. Ronald Thomas, 56, or Mariposa, was westbound on Road 600 just west of Eagle Drive at about 7 a.m., at what was reported as “a high rate of speed,” when he lost ...

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Stolen Golf Cart Recovered Completely Trashed

BASS LAKE — A stolen family golf cart affectionately dubbed “The Green Machine,” has been recovered by Madera County Sheriff’s deputies. However owners Chad and Denise Gregerson are more than a little distraught over the complete destruction of what was a beloved family possession, lovingly restored after being rescued from the weeds. At about 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 14

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 14 2016: Coarsegold vandalism On Sunday, Feb. 7 at 4:32 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located in the 43000 block of Ranger Circle Dr. for a report of vandalism to a living room window. ...

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Crash Ends In Rollover On Road 426

OAKHURST — Two vehicles had to be towed away after a two-car collision on Road 426 at School Road (Road 427) this afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. a 17-year-old female from Raymond was eastbound on Road 426 in a Ford Ranger pickup when she failed to stop at the red light at Road 427, according to CHP at the scene. A ...

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Reward Increased In House Party Murder Case

FRESNO COUNTY — In an attempt to locate and arrest those accountable for a recent shooting that killed two teenagers, including former mountain area resident Kayla DeBorde, Valley Crime Stoppers is increasing the reward in the case to $3,000. At 11:40 p.m. on Jan. 29, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a 911 call of shots fired at ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Feb. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 6: Coarsegold public intoxication On Sunday, Jan. 31 at 5:08 p.m. an adult male was contacted at a business located in the 46000 block of Lucky Lane. The male was subsequently arrested for public intoxication. He was ...

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